FW: Re: what is going on, on nettime?

Posted by Ana Buigues | Sun Aug 15th 2004 4:25 a.m.

Also see:

Josephine Bosma, "Text for Moscow: Between moderation and extremes. The
tensions between net art theory and popular art discourse," Switch v6 n1
[art journal of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media of the School of Art and
Design at San Jose University] Date of on line publication not available. 9
April 2001 <http://switch.sjsu.edu/web/v6n1/article_b.htm>

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From: WRYTING-L : Writing and Theory across Disciplines
[mailto:WRYTING-L@LISTSERV.UTORONTO.CA]On Behalf Of Vincent Fourier
Sent: domingo, 15 de agosto de 2004 11:10
Subject: Re: what is going on, on nettime?

Hi, this is Vincent Fourier speaking, and this is a
response to Alan Sondheim's post --
in Vincent Fourier's typical style.



[from "vincent fourier's metapolitical meditations;
beyond good and evil"]

_net.tribes_, 2002


As known, the Internet is just a microcosm of what we
find in the off-line world. The elitist, exclusive
and restrictive practices of joining socio-cultural
tribes is just as strong on the Web as it is in Real
Life. Some Web art mailing lists want to know what is
my involvement with the art of the Web. Art History
lists need to know my academic affiliation and
geographical location, because they like to keep
everything taxonomically organized and tidy. Women's
issues lists request that one defines whether one is a
feminist, postfeminist, cyberfeminist, third wave
feminist, a cybergrrl, a woman, one's sexual
orientation, and other important details. Other lists
feel it is their mission to eradicate the anonymity
practices inherent in the Web and have asked me for my
real name and a short bio to post on their lists.

One of the most bizarre mailing lists I am subscribed
to, and whose name I seem to have forgotten,
constitutes the paradigm of absurdity in their
subscriber's search for a sense of community.
Although there are no restrictions, or questionnaires
to join this list, all sorts of tribulations portray
that space as "un folladero de pavos" -- very coarse
peninsular Spanish expression to refer to a place
where turkeys congregate to engage in copulation.
Springing from their matrix mailing list -
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