[-empyre-] what is to be done-response to Melinda-forward from Mez Breeze
the mailman software is having problems of its own, so I am just
forwarding several posts that have been rejected for no human reason :)
hi mel + all.
The basic polemic annoys me.. we cant operate today without
language of economics. Culture and commerce do go hand in hand. Are we
trying to dive an educative wedge into this ? I don think that's in
a reality .
i suspect those m.mersed in the _production_ [as opposed 2 the
codification] of culture cogitate less about their place in the
[socio]economic stratsophere + more about the manif[r]e[ali]s[a]
tation of their ideals+concepts. the notion of b.ing unavoidably
mired in a "language of economics" seems tied 2 a framework driven by
certain processes that seek 2 n.stitutionalise these n.deavours via a
formal[recogn]ised/parcelled 'cultural' product/stream [i'm seeking
clarification on ur use of the term "we" here?] ....
......."we" [as in certain n.divi_duals that /loc.ate themselves
(either geospacially or perceptually) elsewhere from a heavily
westernised conception of reality that d.fines worth thru
capitalistic n.dicators/m.mersion] can function quite fine [thk_u!]
in a reality that may b quantitatively different 4rm urs - does this
then make it invalid according 2 how u box ur definition of reality?
i find certain modes of cu[ltural]rrency veering strongly _away_
4rm this top-down/ratified-via-precedent/sanctioned approach
x.tremely n.teresting...@ present i'm x.ploring/researching/plotting
a faux soc_network project [_feralC] that cs this formalisation as
clinging within stratified fibres n.dicative of a close-ended/linear
approach 2 weaving acculturation:
"The academy ... is today so swamped by the assumptions and practices
of market economics that it is deeply implausible for academics to
tell their students they inhabit a postmodern world where a
multiplicity of ideologies, world-views and voices can be heard.
Their every step hounded by market economics, academics cannot preach
multiplicity when their lives are dominated by what amounts in
practice to consumer fanaticism. The world has narrowed
intellectually, not broadened, in the last ten years. Where Lyotard
saw the eclipse of Grand Narratives, pseudo-modernism sees the
ideology of globalised market economics raised to the level of the
sole and over-powering regulator of all social activity –
monopolistic, all-engulfing, all-explaining, all-structuring, as
every academic must disagreeably recognise. Pseudo-modernism is of
course consumerist and conformist, a matter of moving around the
world as it is given or sold."
- Alan Kirby
Of necessity cultural producers embrace the language of policy
and the languages of spin.
they do? in order 2 have them con[de]fined + validated with a
rubber_stamped acceptable sign [ie make it in2 the inner-sanctioned-
power-definer's eye_path] i agree....but 4 those not oriented within
the "reality" [my definition of reality is more a heavily_variable
faceted patterning] of becoming culturally relevant or mass marketed
along a e[ducative]conomic axis, i'd beg 2 diffa.....
This is basic survival in producing sustainable
"education" and by that i mean cultural events, spaces for dialogue,
development, introducing new concepts to new audiences.
....again, according only 2 those status_quo channels geared 2wards
the event/xhibition/object/"the pitch" as defining how cultural
landscapes lie....fomenting abstractions currently perceive
"education" [as defined thru these means] as essentially perpetuating
a dynamic molded within expressive confines out-of-step with the
n.credible rewriting of hub_networking or flattening of the creator/
absorber/audience [think:myspace, blogging, liveleaking]....in the
potentiate infoclimate of social nets redefining m[eme]odes 2wards
anything _but_ the sustainable, of rewriting the market/canon from
the inside via a removal of the x.clusivity of function according 2
n_dividual creator labels [such as an artist, definer, teacher]
education as such ceases 2 b....
<troll.bait snipping here>
Dirk wrote that Second Life is harnessing all the creativity out
that wrong? I used to be highly critical of it, but have changed my
i'd b really n.terested 2 c wot in fact changed ur postition here mel
- if it was the gradual seeping of Second Life as an acceptable
platform for corporations/'educators'/other m[eme]ainstream_signifiers?
It Performs a fabulous educational and social role in our society. Art
organisations are falling over themselves to have galleries
residencies there - be part of the culture you've got.
bzzzT: i say:m.plode.the.cult[ural].trend
Love the one youre with.
bzzzT: i suggest: luv.the.1.ur.not
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