[-empyre-] digital tools

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 03:42:17 AEDT 2018

Thank you Tim for your generous post and for sharing with me the love and
the passion for conversation and sharing.
I remember Ctheory well and Rhizome and Netthing and the Well and many
It was a kind of legendary time, when Hakim Bey wrote about TAZ (Temporary
Autonome Zones), when Brenda Laurel started with the support of Paul Allen
Purple Moon, computer games for girls. It was the time of computer wars
with the doctress Neutopia and hackers as Saint Just and early net artists
as Allan Sondheim one of the real old timers and Cornelia Frankl and
Melinda and Christina and yourself and Renate and so many others seeing the
digital space as a new canvas to experiment with...
As living in Sweden and teaching digital narrative and writing about the
web am very happy to have seen the beginning of Spotify Skype and
Minecraft, three of the most successful tools everyone uses today.

tis 13 feb. 2018 kl. 13:19 skrev Timothy Conway Murray <tcm1 at cornell.edu>:

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> Hi, Ana,
> I’m sorry that your post got cycled into my “clutter” box and I’ve just
> located it.  It’s so interesting and important that you flag the
> significance of early listservs for their activism.  Thanks ever so much
> for calling attention to the history of Stumble Upon.  Your own posts have
> so motivated and informed me over the years.
> Another parallel project from the early days of listservs and what I think
> of as “digital discourse” is CTHEORY (ctheory.net) overseen by Arthur and
> Marilouise Kroker.  Although an electronic journal, the Kroker’s project
> served very much as a forum for digital activism at the moment that
> listservs where assembling themselves.  A couple of years before Melinda
> founded –empyre-, I collaborated with Arthur and Marilouise to co-curate
> CTHEORY MULTIMEDIA (ctheorymultimedia.cornell.edu) as a means to
> providing a conceptual home for activist pieces of internet art, addressing
> focused subjects such as “Tech Flesh: The Promise and Perils of the Human
> Genome Project,” “Wired Ruins: Digital Terror and Ethnic Paranoia,” and
> “Netnoise.”
> I remember first talking with Melinda about –empyre- when she presented it
> at ISEA Nagoya in 2002 and feeling empowered by how this interactive
> discursive network could activate and extend the kind of uni-directional
> projects of CTHEORY.  Some of the most satisfying months I’ve moderated on
> –empyre- over the years have brought together various international artists
> and digital activists whose posts have enlivened the community.  Your
> positive and affirmative posts always have worked to bring together
> –empyreans- to think collectively about the challenges and opportunities
> presented to us by digital culture.
> Ricardo and Patrick already have signaled nettime and other early
> listservs, and it would be cool if others on the list could also post about
> their activist work on listservs and social media.
> Cheers,
> Tim
> Timothy Murray
> Director, Cornell Council for the Arts and Curator, CCA Biennial
> http://cca.cornell.edu
> Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
> http://goldsen.library.cornell.edu <http://goldsen.library.cornell.edu/>
> Professor of Comparative Literature and English
> B-1 West Sibley Hall
> Cornell University
> Ithaca, New York 14853
> On 2/11/18, 12:10 AM, "empyre-bounces at lists.artdesign.unsw.edu.au on
> behalf of Ana Valdés" <empyre-bounces at lists.artdesign.unsw.edu.au on
> behalf of agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:
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