[-empyre-] Question

sdv at krokodile.co.uk sdv at krokodile.co.uk
Fri Jun 20 05:19:11 EST 2008


One of the now defunkt net-art lists was once inhabited by a net-artist 
who used to glory in the idea of spam-as-art, s/he had no reason, 
logical or otherwise for declaring that the spam and porn  was  art but 
did so anyway. I suppose your justification is better than his, but if 
seperated from the in-joke it still seems to suffer from the same 
problem that 'spam-as-art' did, namely that it vanishes into the ever 
increasing amounts of endless rubbish that constitutes the net.

However this snail mail joke is charming and might be suitably random  


Jason Nelson wrote:
> Sure......I suppose the same could be said for much of experimental
> fiction or abstract art etc....the idea that unexpected posts might
> appear to be spam at first is a valid concern.....
> but much like graffiti or other tagging, the art comes from posting
> something that both "fits in that net space" and creates an interesting
> part of a narrative or simply a pretty micro fiction or even a non
> sensical poem....
> these places where users can enter data and briefly express themselves
> are quickly becoming a powerful form of written communication and
> therefore we creative types must begin to explore those conduits 
> as venues/canvasses for interesting words....
> so I suppose I would throw it back to you and say write something
> that doesnt seem spam like.....
> cheers, Jason
> --- On Wed, 6/18/08, sdv at krokodile.co.uk <sdv at krokodile.co.uk> wrote:
>> From: sdv at krokodile.co.uk <sdv at krokodile.co.uk>
>> Subject: [-empyre-] Question
>> To: empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au
>> Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 11:44 AM
>> All,
>> Reading a few of the notes that have been written on the
>> net, I realized that I could see no difference between the
>> text and the average piece of spam that is automatically
>> deleted either from emails or sites.
>> What justification can you produce for this proliferation
>> of text?
>> s
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