Re: [-empyre-] video killed the radio star

<<The discipline of daily, serial production done by webloggers seems to be
nothing new -- Jack Kerouac, for one, is said to have been devoted to the
idea of writing every day.>>
Also, isn´t it possible to relate blogs to offline new media work that
document daily activities in a given period of time? I am thinking,
for example, of Agnes Hëgedus´ "Things Spoken" and Jean-Louis
Boissier´s "Flora Petrinsularis", wich is inspired by the journals
Jean-Jacques Rousseau maintained, during the period of his self-exile
(and this 'analog' blog is even older than Kerouac´s writings...)

What about projects such as Mouchette (,
that blurs the boundaries of reality and fiction, and benefits from
the thin line that separates public and private in cyberspace? Doesn´t
blog culture seems to be related with these broader tendencies, that
is, a larger culture of using the web as a tool for periodic
publishing, but also as a tool for publishing material that would
probably be discarded or reformated in a different context?

On 6/14/05, Michael Arnold Mages <> wrote:
> on 6/14/05 7:17 AM, Melinda Rackham at wrote:
> > denser fatter boarder forms are freely available,  yet people continue to
> > prefer the less sensory immersive option. txt messages are more popular  than
> > voice calls. there's more to it than financial considerations..
> > its some how about  intense concentration -  of the essence of the concept
> > being communicated through strict, tight,  parameters. there is something very
> > clever in that..
> To me, it seems that new forms of content distribution continually force
> change among the old... Like when televisions took the genre of the serial
> drama away from the radio.  Radio still existed, but it was forced to find a
> new format.  Now the internet, blogging in particular, is supplanting
> "traditional media" as a medium for news dissemination.  It is funny to
> watch the newspeople speak about weblogging -- it seems that they have to
> put quotation marks around the word every time it comes up on the broadcast.
> I am interested to know how you all see weblogging as changing practice for
> production, distribution and viewing of work in the context of
> The discipline of daily, serial production done by webloggers seems to be
> nothing new -- Jack Kerouac, for one, is said to have been devoted to the
> idea of writing every day.  The difference is that Kerouac didn't/couldn't
> publish every day.
> I was wondering, do the guests see the weblog as the end-state for their
> work?  Is the blog more of a sketchbook or a performance to you? Obviously,
> this question may set up a false dichotomy...  Is it at all like a comedian
> who works over an act, night after night on the road, to improve it for
> another venue?
> One of the most interesting things I see with weblogging, is how content can
> be syndicated through the RSS feed.  It seems to be somewhere between
> receiving content by email and viewing content through webpages. Do you see
> the RSS feed as an extension of your work, or is it more like a promotion,
> driving traffic to the weblog/gallery?  Is redisplaying your blog in an RSS
> reader, where you have less control of the context, viewing it in a way that
> you find appropriate?
> Just a few questions that have been banging around in my head since the
> start of the month.
> Best,
> Michael
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> Michael Arnold Mages
> Digital Media Studies
> University of Denver, USA
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