anthony sawrey
Since 2007
Works in Benalla, Virgin Islands Australia

BIO
I come from Australia, and I have always had a perverse interest in electronic media and its ability to create distortions in the fabric of the day to day, even more so since the development of digital formats and the World Wide Web. It has struck the established culture of TV and print media formats like a bomb and i am there sifting through the scattered digital wreckage gleaning choice traces with mouse and heavy eyes. i have been able to gorge my curiosity for images of mayhem and celebrity in a manner that was previously extremely limited. The sheer volume of images which can be accessed now reveals to me, combinations and contrasts that were not so apparent before. My interest in celebrity, sport spectaculars or sudden internet stars is an interest in how media creates characters for moral scrutiny by hidden viewers, as if these judgments were a way of being involved in something larger then an individuals everyday life.
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web mashup levine


wait ive gotta come up with somthing about this post..
later

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Fart Lighting and Other Utopian Visons on the Web.


Its is very interesting about how the idea of realism enters into this conversation and i must say it is something that i have been thinking about for the last few days as i gather clips about knitting..
Anyway i began to think about how each and every one of us constructs a version of 'realism' to suit our interests.
In the past electronic media was the bogey man that was controlling our access to the world and a lot of post war war media theory (Frankfurt school et al ) was quite critical, nay, puritanical about the dirty evil base popular media and its habit of dumbing down and dazzling the masses at the same time.The same thread wound through the ideas of Guy Debord, Baudrillard and so on.
So here we are in the present, in the noughties where we have become almost liberated from the pyramid structure of media dissemination. We don't have to follow the program guides man. We can, y'know, create our own media and by extension, our own realities..Excellent. So here we are, but for some of us this media reality is still made of the banal and the sensational. we have the power to create a funniest home video that can run forever if we so desire.

Anyway i have began to notice a few things in my clip travels...

The most interesting thing is that the browsing becomes less random.. I found that i begin to fall back on a older strata of moral filtering as i watch. I begin to avoid certain clips. I begin to take note of the title and the scenario and i come to a point where i skip entire areas of content.. i become less interested in pursuing the cruel, or the brutal not because i cant handle it or something juvenile like that but because i start to seek something else in my browsing..
For example, clips that have a just winner, or a 1 minute parable where the bully gets punished or the compelling little surveillance dramas with the open endings and so on. In other words we, or i, have found that when left to ones own devices we soon settle in patterns that begin to resonate with our ideas of how the world should be. In a sense i think that Zach has a point.. fart lightning and beheading videos are promoting the rise of the global brain and united consciousness.. With all the madness released and on line we are compelled to find a more refined path through the digital morass.

i have only lightly skated over a number things in this little rant so keep that in mind as you peruse dear readers


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African Spam Aimed at Indians


Ive got a stage further.. i have apparently already replied and have got a series of messages letting me know that my monies have already been transfered ready for me to collect. Do less, get more

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Fart Lighting and Other Utopian Visons on the Web.


Re: Forbidden Planet. I see the parallels between the Web and the Krells Vast Machine. Or, the Net of reason produces monsters.

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Fart Lighting and Other Utopian Visons on the Web.


I am at this moment doing searches on knitting circle clips. I think that you have steered my painting into a whole new area. keep on eye on my site www.anthony-sawrey.tk for the results..
I never thought of forbidden planet. Im going to watch it again. it was years ago.

anthony