[-empyre-] Is the Internet like a Medium of Art?

Timothy Conway Murray tcm1 at cornell.edu
Mon Apr 7 01:05:01 EST 2014

Hi, Daniel,

Thanks ever so much for pointing us to the work coming out of the Bleek
and Llyod Archive Cape Town: http://lloydbleekcollection.cs.uct.ac.za  In
your post, you indicate that the new media interventions coming out of
this archive may have been received indifferently by the indigenous
communities of the descendants represented in this archive.  While this is
not surprising, I'm wondering if there are indigenous artists related to
the archive who have embraced digital artistic making as means of
enhancing the life of the archive and the spirit of the peoples
represented.  Or is this archive so inscribed in the nefarious
delimitations of the digital divide that its indigenous representatives
feel compelled to distance themselves from technology for the sake of
preserving their memory of the past.  Difficult questions that seem
crucial to articulating the parameters of Making in an International

Timothy Murray
Professor of Comparative Literature and English
Director, Society for the Humanities
Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media
A D White House
Cornell University,
Ithaca, New York 14853

On 4/4/14 3:46 PM, "Daniel Herwitz" <herwitz at umich.edu> wrote:

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