Re: [-empyre-] Re: empyre Digest, Vol 29, Issue 8
I'm uncertain as to whether or not I entirely followed your meaning
in this statement:
" To use the technology as entertainment doesn't negate the other
uses, or do injustice to their injustices. In other words, does all
art have to reflect its political-sociological- militarist-etc.
Would you mind expanding upon this a bit more - thanks -
On Apr 11, 2007, at 10:10 PM, Alan Sondheim wrote:
A couple of things, and please forgive me for not following this
closely; I've been dealing with a lot of personal trauma. Anyway,
how do you fit Bruce Sterling's recent book into this (or don't you)?
Second - I'm not sure I'd object to infotainment or entertainment,
etc. in relation to surveillance technologies; the Net itself was
developed as we know out of military contracts; television connects
to WWII radar technologies, and so forth. So at least for me
there's something proble- matic in not using something because of
genesis or other uses - or feeling the need to use something only
in relation or at least mentioning the relation to genesis or other
uses. To use the technology as entertainment doesn't negate the
other uses, or do injustice to their injustices. In other words,
does all art have to reflect its political-sociological- militarist-
etc. origins? It worries me when there's an implied 'should' in all
of this. But again I may be missing the point and will draw back
into lurk mode.
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