Re: [-empyre-] residing in cyberspace

kiwis are good at networking; last year i attended a women's theatre festival in brisbane & for many of the australian women there, it was the first time they were meeting each other. they expressed frustration about the huge distances that divide up the different areas of australia & how difficult it is for them to establish & maintain networks. i don't think it's been so difficult for australians in cyberspace to network, & here in nz when the ada list was first launched, there was a pretty good response straight away.

when you live in cyberspace, your networks are your neighbourhood.

h : )

ps - su was an excellent tenant!

maybe thinking about sites of residence also leads us to discussions of networks. I have a feeling that the networks that operate within nz are very strong and perhaps unique - helen (who was once my landlady!)'s aunt's sister might be able to get me a gig somewhere... but also our formalised networks, like the beginning points of ADA (stella do you want to talk about this here?), are not geographical, but are based on the local. Nz has strong social and real spaces, but I do not think networks operate in here, rather the networks I am thinking about are movements, between things, (us/people), rather than being things (subjects) in themselves. I think I owe something to Bruno Latour here. But what networks do, and perhaps this helps with the idea of place or residence, is that they stabilise relationships for just a short period of time, they generate meaningful systems of exchange, and i think both kiwis and cyberspace are good at this.

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