[-empyre-] vigilar y castigar

Antonas Office antonasoffice at gmail.com
Sun Jan 23 19:32:33 EST 2011

We cannot stop what is done through a moral command. We can only think what is going on and try to invest it with new meaning. A revolution against the noosphere would need some other place of promised jouissance not a restriction.

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On Jan 22, 2011, at 18:31, Nicky Donald <nicky.donald at gmail.com> wrote:

> I love that.
> At Glastonbury a couple of years ago I saw an intelligent-looking
> youth speaking on his phone thus: "Where are you? I'm just coming into
> a big field full of flags." Right next to him was a huge signpost,
> with arrows to all parts of the site.
> I also spoke to an 80-year-old grandmother about the network native
> youth. I put it to her that these people would never be lost or indeed
> alone; how would that change childhood? She replied that the mobile
> phone was an umbilical cord you couldn't cut, and was lumbering us
> with a generation of utterly useless nitwits.
> Please stop filming yourselves; the telly was bad enough. The
> netopticon/spider is only threatening our intelligence. Just stop
> watching and stop posting content.
> I know because I spent 2 years online 24 hours a day working on
> construction projects across the world. Europe is in your case at 6
> am, the UK by 8, New York by 1pm, Vegas by 4pm, Australia at 10pm and
> China about midnight. God knows what day they're on and when the
> consignments are getting there. There are thousands, possibly tens of
> thousands of people ageing at 10 times normal speed because they're in
> the noosphere, the flow of information greasing perceived time.
> I need to lie down now. Oh, I am lying down...
> NickyD
> On 22 January 2011 12:06, ajaco c/o bid <ajaco at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> Hi Jon & Alison
>> Sorry to be a bit incomprehensible, but I can add the following quotes to
>> clarify a bit: [*]
>> "Modern life appears as a drowning man filming itself in its dead
>> struggle, the sight of  a drowning man filming his own drowning in a
>> world which as a whole is drowning is extremely absurd, there are  no
>> spectators to watch left. It is as if the act of filming replaces life
>> itself . The residual of life is more life than life itself .  This
>> scenery is really a last station, the complete artistically  epigraphical
>> swan song of mankind, filmed on a cell-phone by a  drowning man."
>> &
>> "The act of seeing (active) gradually changing in the act of looking
>> (passive) is exactly what modern global capitalism is doing with  human
>> mankind. By replacing the means to create a life (rurality,  agriculture,
>> self protecting, autocratic societies) with the means to earn a life(
>> industries, labor, rent, mortgage, salary, funeral insurance) the accent
>> slowly drifts from the active sense to the  passive sense. Exemplified by
>> the way Internet developed  from a  research instrument to an
>> entertainment device. In this process which lasted a surprisingly short
>> term of about ten years, the presence of  the web turned from a small
>> interesting peer to peer group to a huge  beast of millenarian
>> proportions. The monster as the natural companion  of a gigantic
>> destroyer. The spider’s web is an-eying the world , the  eye lost its
>> vision and is multiplied inwardly on a enormous scale ,  blinded by its
>> own image like the drowning men filming its own  drowning in a drowning
>> world."
>> [*] from:
>> Creative insurgency opposes established cultural domination - A. Andreas 2007
>> http://nictoglobe.com/new/query2.html?d=articles&f=ci
>>> Hi Simon and Andreas
>>> simon said:
>>>> Sometimes a cinema is just a cinema.
>>> Yes you're right sometimes a cinema is indeed just a cinema, although
>>> these days most are fitted with night vision cameras.
>>> andreas said:
>>>> No!, it is just another subversion of the mighty new media mob,
>>>> disguised as political correct, contemporary popular cultural analysis,
>>>> not properly making the distinction between 'art' and media.
>>>> Forget those empty words of McLuhan!
>>>> "The Medium is Not  the Message!"
>>> Could you say a bit more about what you mean here?
>>> thanks and best wishes,
>>> Jon & Alison
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> -- 
> Cheers
> Nicky Donald
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