Re: [-empyre-] Do You Still Your Own Reality?
Reading Brett's posts I was waiting for some mention of the recent wave
of data.art practices... which seem to me to contain the seeds of
something like this imaginary practice. Maybe some works in this field
- those that avoid abyssal tail-eating reflexivity, and data.sublime
aesthetic distraction - are examples of an
analytical practice that produces "reality congruency"
tools/experiences that are non-didactic and non-ironic.
Does something like theyrule.net count as cheeky or preachy? Others
will have better examples - I'm lagging on such things...
On 04/11/2004, at 11:06 AM, Brett Stalbaum wrote:
The nature of the practice that I am trying to imagine - and by no
means have an answer for - would not in any way be anti-intellectual,
btw. Just not cheeky or preachy. It should not tickle the anti-elite
gene that George Bush has been so successful at hacking. (The "regular
guy" member of the elite of the elite of U.S families.) It has to
engage people intellectually and positively, or fail. It has to be
inclusive, or at a minimum, inviting. It has to find other proteins to
attach to, because the pedagogical and satirical vectors through which
reason has traditionally spread have become somewhat immune. I'm not
sure what to do about this, but what can't work for artists (in the
U.S. now) is the status quo.
Program Director, Media / Multimedia Production
School of Creative Communication
University of Canberra
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