[-empyre-] Question

Irina Contreras poopstarr at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 23 01:49:38 EST 2008


spam is one thing to me...
but  porn too? really?
especially after we just had discussions about sharing is sex?



--- On Thu, 6/19/08, sdv at krokodile.co.uk <sdv at krokodile.co.uk> wrote:

> From: sdv at krokodile.co.uk <sdv at krokodile.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [-empyre-] Question
> To: heliopod at yahoo.com, "soft_skinned_space" <empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au>
> Date: Thursday, June 19, 2008, 12:19 PM
> Jason/all
> 
> 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  
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/4162471.stm...
> 
> 
> 
> s
> 
> 
> 
> 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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