I agree with Mark, not the least reason of which is that it is nice to know that
I am not the only grumpy bitch on the list.
net.art hasn't found itself yet. It's still bumbling along in the dark trying
to figure out what makes it different than other media, and how the power of the
processor can push it to do things that have never been done before, or how to
express ideas that have been out of reach for various reasons (complexity,
etc). So, yes, innovation is necessary, and the same-old-same-old rehashed
stuff is not getting us anywhere. net.art will keep being a sad and pathetic
copy of other media until it can figure out what makes it unique...and that
won't happen until it stops mimicking and framing itself within everything that
has come before.
On Mon, 24 Apr 2006, Jason Nelson wrote:
::Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 01:06:24 -0700 (PDT)
::From: Jason Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org
::Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Hey you kids - get off my lawn.
::Although I agree with some of the evaluation, something I couldn't place
:: at first bothered me about Mark's comment. It wasnt so much any exact
:: phrase but rather the tone of "its been done before".
:: What is disconcerting is that somehow much of what we do is defined by
:: the next new use of technology or the next technical innovation or application
:: of a theme or idea to that application.
:: But then it seems if we do that, if we follow this, then we are living in a hit and run
:: art field. Where each new idea is brought up, turned into a few works and then
:: the rush is on for the next thing.
:: In poetry certain forms have been around for thousands of years, so who cares
:: if someone last year created an interactive video engine for dogs and dog killers,
:: and now this year someone wants to do it again. I am thinking hell yes, I wonder
:: what that persons take will be on the whole videos for dogs and dog killer thing.
:: Sorry for the rant...but wanted to throw a vote out there for all the rehashes and
:: repeats. Bravo on your allegiance to historical 2005 or god forbid 2000.
:: Jason Nelson
::Mark River <email@example.com
:: ...around 12 out of 195
::I'm not interested in your MFA
::Straight video delivered via the internet is called
::If someone already made the same artwork 6 years ago,
::why should you get money for it?
::Asking for money based on some else's suffering is
::called United 93, the movie.
::It's Sunday morning and I have not had coffee.
::M.River of MTAA, making friends on the internet since