Re: [-empyre-] locative city, annotated space au

> Wow.
I agree with you that content is absolutely crucial.  I am really
concerned about what I call the "whizz bang kapow" or "gadget factor"  So
much is made of cool gear and interesting experiments , but rich content
and a new artistic work in terms of methodology and metaphor is often
lacking. t

"I" and linearity are not what I see in a city.  In 34n the narratives I
wrote are from the pov's of people in many different places and times and
place is resonant with multiple voices, nonlinearity and the application
of new approaches to content, not a rehashing of what could work in a more
traditional form. There can be situationist type work too in a sense of
questioning governmental controls, and of place  (what if it is a place
one knows but all the data is of a place that is far off..and
misunderstood.....afghanastan for example......)

"style is a personal form of originality".   that is a horrible construct
for any work .....if you mean as style over substance..... with meaning.......artistic skill in researching and in
placing to heighten awareness of place while also questioning it

I agree with you that content is crucial ( thy soat is m
> Dear empyreans,
> this type of silicon-augmentation of the meatscape brings a number of
> things
> to mind. They are, in no particular order:
> 1. Benjamin's Arcaden-Pojekt. Antecedent for the flaneur is the
> Baudelairean
> dandy for whom "style is a personal form of originality". (I would like to
> juxtapose here the impersonally totalised reading of place with the
> "monument to sentiment" (Deleuze and Guattari) I understand as both
> underwritten by Baudelaire's idea of style and as constitutive -might one
> use the word hypostasis? - of the art act);
> 2. The legend of the Golem - place augmented by data as Golem-like;
> 3. From 1984 onward, New Zealand (whence I write) underwent a
> thoroughgoing
> and abstract reorientation of its social and economic structures towards a
> Friedman-esque 'free' market system. This one local commentator has called
> "the New Zealand experiment". The impact of the experiment on cultural
> institutions has been immense, experientially, although unmeasured. But I
> am
> bringing to your attention one aspect of this transformation of the
> socius:
> there is no longer - outside the field of transformative processes - an
> effective means, media, for critiquing%

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