[-empyre-] A Post-Futurist or a Neo-Baroque perception?

G.H. Hovagimyan ghh at thing.net
Fri May 8 02:14:43 EST 2009

Manifestos are really old fashioned especially in the digital age.  
Information systems are constantly being changed and updated.  The  
truth is that any programming language or software tool can be  
learned in a couple of weeks. In terms of manifestos the only rule I  
find interesting is the one that is about the democratization of art,  
this is the consequence of the networks.  All information is  
equivalent on the networks. Time and space really don't exist or  
rather all information exists at the same time on the networks. The  
meaning of any bit of information is created by it's use. This goes  
back to Wittgenstein's axiom, the meaning of word is it's meaning and  
the meaning of a word is it's use.
Since I am an artists, the meaning that I create is art.  As an  
example my group Artists Meeting is doing a series of video shows of  
curated youTube videos.  We use the found material to create art.   
This is a consequence or result of web 2.0 and the democratization of  
art.  Here's a link -- http://artistsmeeting.org

On May 7, 2009, at 12:01 PM, stamatia portanova wrote:

> In short, my final question is: given our intensive, Post-Futurist  
> conception of time, how do we critically respond to the small-scale  
> quantifications and restrictions, or accelerations, of space-time  
> by digital technology, without going back to a simultaneous  
> chronological and metric conceptions? In the end, one moment can be  
> as long as a life...

G.H. Hovagimyan

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