[-empyre-] Beyond the listserv: Welcome Ana Valdes

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 15:14:03 AEDT 2018

Hi Renate and thanks för the presentation.
As my biography tells I am a old timer digital activist and deeply
regretted the death of John Perry Barlow one of the most legendary web
He wrote a leader in Wired about the digital gap and he used Africa as an
example. He ment that Africa could make the jump between underdeveloped
societies to digital empowered societies using the tools of the digital
era, without passing through the disadvantages and failures of the
industrial society.
I am an avid reader of European philosophers and familiar with the work of
Paul Virilio, a stern critic of the cyber era. He speaks about our
inhability of real communication we have smartphones computers mails but we
are lonely and isolated from each other.
Our digital tools give us the illusion of transparency and visibility but
instead we live in a giant panopticon where every gesture and word are
monitored and watched.
The era described by Foucault as “surveillance and punishment” is already
upon us.

lör 10 feb. 2018 kl. 00:03 skrev Renate Terese Ferro <rferro at cornell.edu>:

> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
> Many thanks to Theresa, Tim, Simon, William, Andrea, Melinda, Ricardo,
> Patrick, Ana, Johannes, Christina, Anna, and Sean. An appropriate start to
> our discussion on Digital InterFACING and for also paying tribute to Adrian
> Miles, an –empyre- pioneer who passed away a few days ago.
> Digital information moves, shifts and changes more quickly than
> traditional publication methods can keep pace. While last week we
> reminisced about the nature of the listserv. Johannes reminded us about its
> drawbacks.  Who can keep up with email after all? The anecdote he shared
> about the post that was responded to four years later reminds me of the
> strength of the listserv network. The connections we have made through our
> international network of –empyre- has resonated beyond into other virtual
> platforms and real space.  Just a couple of weeks ago when I was in NYC at
> Zach Blas’ opening of his exhibition Contra-Internet at Art In General, I
> ran into two of our subscribers who introduced themselves.  And yes,
> Johannes we are entering into a new era of –empyre- as we introduce our new
> editorial board next month.
> This week I would like to introduce long-time contributor and subscriber,
> Ana Vales.  Ana’s biography is below. Looking forward to hearing about her
> experiences of writing online as we talk about more online InterFACiNG.
> This week perhaps we can flush out the nuances between some of these
> platforms as well as the relevancy of their formats in 2018.  Perhaps in
> 2018 as Johannes suggests, a more passive way of existing with information
> is preferred to generating online discussion.  Or maybe not?
> Renate
> Ana Valdes is a writer and translator as well as an Art curator and social
> anthropologist.
> She has been writing about social media since the 90: s and participated
> in several online communities as Electric Minds created by Howard Rheingold
> and Under Fire, an online discussion forum about War and Art, curated by
> Jordan Crandall. She has been a member of -empire, Nettime and other online
> forums as Stumble Upon, Twitter, Scoop it and Facebook.
> She has written several books about women and Internet and about computer
> games and digital literacy.
> She is born in Uruguay South America but she was deported to Sweden as
> political refugee after spending several years in a high security prison as
> political prisoner.
> She spent the half of her life in Sweden now she shares her time between
> Sweden and Uruguay.
> In Stumble Upon she is Caravia and in Twitter she is Caravia158.
> Blog ubiquity
> Renate Ferro
> Visiting Associate Professor
> Director of Undergraduate Studies
> Department of Art
> Tjaden Hall 306
> rferro at cornell.edu
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