[-empyre-] Alessandro Ludovico: Resolution for Digital Futures

Timothy Murray 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 
projects.http://neural.it; http://magnet-ecp.org

Renate Ferro and Tim Murray
Co-Moderators, -empyre- a soft-skinned-space
Department of Art/ Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Cornell University

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