[-empyre-] Re: Whispering in the Dark

thanks Christina for welcoming us to -empyre-.

I guess we don't really see ourselves as a "new media" publication though with our initial statement we wanted to connect to some of "new media"s inherent issues. One issue being something that has been on our mind as well - the commodifation of discourse. As a project that rode alongside the globalization movement whose waves have been slowing down we find ourselves needing to fill the vacuum with new possibilities to build a radical cultural movement. Recently we have been invited by major art institutions to present our work - one question that comes to mind is can there be a positive side to commodifying discursive work? How do we maintain meaningful discourse while operating in a vacuum? To quote Brian Holmes from his interview in our most recent issue, "I think that intellectual critique has to be embodied. Which doesn't mean there isn't a tremendous need for a better analysis of the way society is changing! Or for a better philosophy of how to reorient life on this earth. You just always have to find a way to make the ideas tangible, and effective." - Christina

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