[-empyre-] some remarks

Hi friends,

I felt some remarks would make sense at the present state of the conversation.

I) Maria noticed a certain "military" bias ion the notion of
"perceptual guerrilla". She's obviously right about this. In certain
sense, reality is a war, of course. But assuming it is not necessarily
the best way to deal with it. But I haven't been able to find a better
metaphor for what I think can be expected from art works -- if we can
expect something of them, which is in itself a opened question: art is
what it is, and it's up to us to check what we think is relevant in
contemporary sociocultural landscape.

Anyway, British art-criticist Guy Brett has a wonderfull expression
which is the tittle of his book published one or two years ago, which
is "Carnival of Perception". This expression do not give account of
problems I address, but is amazing;

II) Michelle proposed that we consider the intuitive relationship, the
familiarity with recent-born kids are dealing with new tech stuff. In
the terms of what I've been sugesting may be the consequences of a
perceptual model been shaped by digital mediation, kids are the most
exposed and vulnerable to this, and it's for the upcoming generations
that I feel it urges that we may be able to consider the role of art
works in opening new paths of experience among the totalization of
contemporary technological societies experience under the
omni-mediation of digital apparatuses.

Personally, I feel that my way of looking at images was built by
cinema and TV -- it took me hard work to learn to see ouside this
model -- if I can say I have learned something at all; new generations
will learn through computers -- through the web and through games.
What's the consequences of this digital totalization (from sex up to
war) experience in terms of perception -- if you accept perception as
the ground of the way we make meaning of the world we experience?

III) I feel Hamed's deep knowledge of Benjamin is in line with what
I've been proposing through this debate -- I don't know if he feels it
like that, but Hamed's messages deserve  attentive reading.

IV) In this sense, I ask Hamed what he thinks Benjamin's thinking
would propose for us in what relates to the relations among
body-perception-language? In a certain sense, as John Cage noticed,
the body is the very first source of noise.

best wishes from Brazil


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