[-empyre-] Alessandro Ludovico: Resolution for Digital Futures
tcm1 at cornell.edu
Sun Feb 1 11:05:55 EST 2009
In the narcosis induced by the economic crisis (still to hit
seriously), independent cultural workers has the chance to invent new
rules and parasite the system in new ways.
My resolutions are:
Seriously investigate the relationship between offline and online
content production. Not only on a theoretical basis, but also trying
to figure out how to arm independent producers with both new software
tools and abstract models in order to survive and develop despite the
old production model crisis and the hyped economical crisis. Networks
are essential, and the most dangerous weapon the capital can use
against free use of them is mass distraction and entertainment.
Continuing to investigate how spam is more and more a testbed for
mass communication and how its strategies seem to anticipate and
reflect bigger trends, in order to understand them before they'll
happen on a mass scale.
Contribute to a greener vision and application of technology and art,
that hopefully would become a lifestyle.
Bio: Alessandro Ludovico (Italy) is a media critic and editor in
chief of Neural magazine since 1993. He's one of the founding
contributors of the Nettime community and one of the founders of the
'Mag.Net (Electronic Cultural Publishers organization). He also
served as an advisor for the Documenta 12's Magazine Project. He
teaches at the Academy of Art in Carrara. With Ubermorgen and Paolo
Cirio he developed a couple of controversial (net) art
Renate Ferro and Tim Murray
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Department of Art/ Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
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