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

hello empyre,
i am new here, for about a week, very excited by this list, very....

I started and quickly stopped blogging in, like, 2000 or something
too much and too little if you know what I mean
anyway, glad to be here, hope to contribute, constructively...

re: the post:

i find the buzz around blogging is really dreary, really...
until someone invents a program that will track and post my realtime
activities (email, surf, edit text, surf for sources, email, edit more,
start new piece, open Photoshop, edit image, upload, upload text, move to
Flash, program, execute, upload, import images, etc.) these questions are
pretty much moot
seriously... blogging changes nothing
radio is better than ever, finally..
television continues its downward tragectory, ill-conceived since the 50s,
ack... we cannot even begin to have that conversation
our homegrown  in Canada even managed to catch the
zeitgeist from time to time tho' they've just fired their entire creative
still, quite charming

Rob Labossiere
gig:   > books
city: Toronto

--- drop your illusions ---

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Arnold Mages" <>
To: "soft_skinned_space" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [-empyre-] video killed the radio star

> on 6/14/05 7:17 AM, Melinda Rackham at wrote:
> > denser fatter boarder forms are freely available,  yet people continue
> > prefer the less sensory immersive option. txt messages are more popular
> > voice calls. there's more to it than financial considerations..
> > its some how about  intense concentration -  of the essence of the
> > 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
> 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
> I am interested to know how you all see weblogging as changing practice
> 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?
> this question may set up a false dichotomy...  Is it at all like a
> 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
> be syndicated through the RSS feed.  It seems to be somewhere between
> receiving content by email and viewing content through webpages. Do you
> 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
> reader, where you have less control of the context, viewing it in a way
> you find appropriate?
> Just a few questions that have been banging around in my head since the
> start of the month.
> Best,
> Michael
> -- 
> Michael Arnold Mages
> Digital Media Studies
> University of Denver, USA
> -- 
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