new video - ganesha

Posted by Doron Golan | Thu Sep 13th 2007 2:08 a.m.

http://the9th.com/?p8

QuickTime video.
  • Max Herman | Thu Sep 13th 2007 2:05 p.m.
    I haven't viewed this yet but I would be inclined to guess that it is
    relevant to Networkism. Religion is a very important example and expression
    of human aesthetic evolution past, present, and future. Thus to relate
    religion to networks in my mind creates higher Networkism than pure tech
    emphases.

    I also like Ganesha a lot and consider him a personal pal. There is an
    excellent 1100 a.d. Ganesha here in Minneapolis at the MIA and I rented a
    snowboard with Ganesh on it in 1999, which affected Genius 2000. Ganesh is
    the god of auspicious beginnings and overcoming of obstacles:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesh

    By way of example I will view the video later and discuss it in light of
    Networkism unless Doron objects.

    Best regards,

    Max Herman
    The Genius 2000 Network
    Rolling Submissions OK Through 9/15
    www.geocities.com/genius-2000

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  • Max Herman | Thu Sep 13th 2007 10:53 p.m.
    I think this is a pretty good video and it reflects the ideas of Networkism
    in my opinion. It appears to be a folksy song-prayer to Ganesh, a Hindu
    god, by a person who does not look like a typical Hindu person. So, you
    have the question "is he really Hindu?" and whether that makes the song a
    real prayer or not. Does he really believe in Ganesh? These are
    interesting questions when you consider the history-compressing aspect of
    Networkism in that we have access to lots of information not of our time.

    Another part of website art is to understand an item, you go to the home
    page. This person's home page has an interesting image of the Sphinx that I
    like because recently I find religious material very honest and good, and
    because it is rather new to me due to past lack of study. It's not trying
    so hard to hustle you as a lot of contemporary topical works can be. I'm
    not sure what the 9th stands for.

    So, all in all, I think this work deals with some of the main and important
    themes of Networkism. In sum total I wouldn't care to put a judgmental
    ranking however because I try to avoid that when I can and because I don't
    know as much as I'd want to know about the artist and the oeuvre as I'd
    prefer to if offering judgment.

    >From: doron <d@the9th.com>
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    >To: rhizome <list@rhizome.org>
    >Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: new video - ganesha
    >Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 08:09:32 +0300
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