Eryk Salvaggio
Since the beginning
Works in Ogunquit, Massachusetts United States of America

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The Harry Potter of the Digital Avant Garde." - Pieter van Bogaert, of the Belgian Newspaper "TIJD", 09/03/02.

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Re: Re: Commission Voting: Finalist Ranking


-IID42 Kandinskij @27+" <death@punkassbitch.org> on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 11:53 PM -0500 wrote:
>On Mon, 8 May 2006, Eryk Salvaggio wrote:
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>Honey, you are asking tohave your head chopped off.
>By the unwashed masses.

Haha, true- and probably a lot of other heads, as well. But I can't help but think there would be some benefits?

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Commission Voting: Finalist Ranking


Curt,

I couldn't agree more. If anything, net art should adopt a retroactive grant system, like the genius grants, where existing work is evaluated and rewarded. This is ideal because it reflects the grassroots nature of new media art, it gets rid of that
weird dynamic where the only work rewarded is work that judges/evaluators are able to envision or defend (usually meaning it must reflect some element of theory or science) and also because it's a good opportunity to invent a new funding model for a
new media.

The problem is, no one gives new media art any money, anyway. So, let's all play the lottery.

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Re: Re: Commission Voting: Finalist Ranking


Rhizome, unfortunately, has to straddle a care for community and a care for art, as does any institution trying to develop in a new media context. It's interesting to think about what voting does for a community or for art. Voting is not the only
democratic method; but it can be hard to expect rhizome to balance a community and art politic while coming up with an innovation in democracy. That's probably our job.

If we wanted to make things really fun, someone could have proposed an open source rhizome grant where the entire process was discussed and designed, coded, and implemented on list by community members on a consensus basis, with occasional votes for
the more controversial maneuvers. Grant money gets donated to charity or something.

That would have been pretty awesome. And it may have been a community model that stood outside of competition and more in line with collaboration, ie, it would have been a more "new media" model.

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"Jim Andrews" <jim@vispo.com> on Monday, May 08, 2006 at 8:09 AM -0500 wrote:
>I'm curious about what sort of art gets voted for.
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>I haven't gone through the finalist list yet. Plan to, though, over the next
>few days.
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>Has anybody done so and have any pithy obs on the type of things that got
>voted for?
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>One may ask quite validly, as Marc has, what voting does for a community,
>but I confess I am less interested in community than I am in art, am more
>interested in what voting supports as art.
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Re: (his) story .. eso. eryk (ur-sprache) (and no.. there is no *her


I have to admit I am not really getting the connection?

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"-IID42 Kandinskij @27+" <death@punkassbitch.org> on Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 10:46 PM -0500 wrote:
>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Crimea_Emblem.gif