marc garrett
Since the beginning
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Net artist, media artist, curator, writer, street artist, activist, educationalist and musician. Emerging in the late 80's from the streets exploring creativity via agit-art tactics. Using unofficial, experimental platforms such as the streets, pirate radio such as the locally popular 'Savage Yet Tender' alternative broadcasting 1980's group, net broadcasts, BBS systems, performance, intervention, events, pamphlets, warehouses and gallery spaces. In the early nineties, was co-sysop (systems operator) for a while with Heath Bunting on Cybercafe BBS, dedicated to arts, technology and hacking.

Co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the net arts collectives and communities- furtherfield.org, furthernoise.org, netbehaviour.org, also cofounder and co-curator/director of the gallery space called HTTP Gallery in London, UK. Currently involved in co-running, collaborating with many others on Node.London. Also co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, nationally and Internationally such as Game/play a touring exhibiton.
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DISCUSSION

Re: real life


corporate drones killing music

It is a big shame that corporate companies (especially in america) cannot
see the value of local radio creativity. lacking imagination, always
measuring by the buck - idiots, more assholes killing creativity. Why is
there not a revolution in america! You sure need one...

marc garrett

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>
> "Real Life" is what bitter old people tell kids to convince them to keep
> working shitty jobs...I distrust anyone
> who uses that phrase.
>
> -e.
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>
>
> David Goldschmidt wrote:
>
> > [Speaking in favor of the recent royalty fees imposed on the radio
> > webcasters] Hilary Rosen of the Recording Industry Association of
> > America says this issue shouldn't be presented as big labels vs.
> > mom-and-pop operations: "If you don't have a business model that
> > sustains your costs, it sounds harsh, but that's real life. If a
> > grocery store can't afford to pay for the vegetables, they can't keep
> > their doors open."
> >
> > [According to the article ... most of the 10,000+ radio webcasters are
> > expected to fold].
> >
> > so much for free speech ... these fuckin' royalty fees are
> > unconstitutional
> >
> > david goldschmidt
> >
> > http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techpolicy/2002-07-21-radio_x.htm
> >
> >
> >
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DISCUSSION

Re: corporate drones killing music


Nikola...

Whether you are against the generalization of these organizations is not the
point. The truth of what thatb there are many small excellent
music/noise/radio stations being charged per head, meaniing that the station
is charged per listener. So, many underground radio groups are penalized for
being popular in contrast to the commercial bilge (music pulp) shoved down
our reprocessed minds. It's time to take sides...

marc

> re = It is a big shame that corporate companies (especially in america)
> cannot see the value of local radio creativity. lacking imagination,
always
> measuring by the buck - idiots, more assholes killing creativity. Why is
> there not a revolution in america! You sure need one...
>
> i am against such generalization especially when it is against such easy
> targets ( demonization of USA corporations ), and i think that before
> anyone starts criticizing she/he should remember these have not just
fallen
> out of hell, but are a product of human history and need and are an
> important part of our society
>
> you accomplish nothing by saying that corporations are idiots and assholes
>
> it would be good to see suggestions to alternatives to corporations and
> alternatives to their control over such issues as music rights
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ;
>
> mailto:nikola@tosic.com
> http://www.nekada.com
> http://www.tosic.com
>
>

DISCUSSION

Re: corporate drones killing music


>
> you accomplish nothing by saying that corporations are idiots and assholes

correct Nikola - the best way to accomplish positive change which of course
is never easy in a world that measures people as product, is to get people
together to form groups that challenge such rulings by maissive companies
that ignore small business's/organizations by default.

marc

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killers of music


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ct (H.R. 5825) in the House and the introduction of similar legislation in =
the Senate. The House bill, however, must be amended to cover these station=
s as well as the small business stations already defined in the legislation=
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rnet stations a fair rate-setting process designed to allow for reasonable =
retroactive and future fees, and would allow for these stations to fairly p=
articipate in future rate arbitration, just as the bill proposes for small =
business concerns.

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a slight amendment to the definition of "small entity," contained in Sectio=
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The demise of webcasting by colleges

It's a start - marc

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DISCUSSION

Vision Bender


Vision Bender

Angle-less does despise - it does over emphasize
my physical loss of movement, jailing thy scope
I am groping for room for breath, it does grope

Dangerous eyes do meander - they gander any gender
a vision sender and life bender, sight dispenser
emotional inventor of what I have not yet comprehender

It rests in most corners, sitting like a friend
lingering, sniggering. It mingles everywhere
sharing its endless innards - sublime, all the time

Killer of my space, rapid, invading space and I am
a star homing into its Cyclops eye. Caught among the
flicker, flickering its emotional maze, trapping

Bulger's last testament - our mutual haze is collected
spliced and then it becomes part of the visual noise.
Squeezing blurred info, info radical, it spies

Whether calamity or vanity, it is here, there, no care
for path tredders, concrete pacers, measured am I.
Sought by dangerous eyes, it does despise my own eyes

Dead, wired into my life and yours, and it is our life
it desires. It wants, my situation is clocked.
Planted, stunted is one's growth, choking my mind

It rewinds the motion, a constant assault teeeezing
thy emotional glands. It does marginalize my action,
my movements. Jailing thy scope, limiting hope

Outer eye, evil eye, watching my personal growth, out
here. Consuming one's space, no grace, in yer face,
our race is traced, and then reinvented, displaced...

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