Tom Moody
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epic net art


You want examples?

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epic net art


M.River,
Re: Helen being mad about something I said, she should have spoken up, instead of this after-the-fact sarcasm from you.
You missed my point, which is that a blog is a way for art and politics to exist side by side. They may occasionally spill over into each other but generally agitprop art is too simplistic to be of much interest. I've written on my blog about Stuart Davis's position of being political without making overtly political art, in the context of the contentious art of the 1930s.
And yes, the long form of a blog (combining art, writing, and media) can be the "epic" Ed was talking about, a point I also made in the panel.
Re: the panel and aftermath making you mad.
Tim did a "post mortem" the morning after that attempted to spin what happened, how the audience reacted, etc. I don't think it was very accurate.
I think the evening was fun, argumentative but notably free of acrimony, and the 2.0 discussion was good. The postpanel spin by the old guard Net artists has been angry and I would say threatened.
This anecdote about Helen is a good example.

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Weaving Shades of Binary Grey


Craft is used as a term of description in the second part of the sentence, not a value judgement, because the first part of the sentence makes it clear we are talking about artists, and therefore art.
Sometimes writers have to use the conventional or cliche meanings of words in order to establish a "base line" to take readers to a new level.
I believe that is what is happening here.
Also in the second sentence "traditional media" is in scare quotes--I took it as implied that "craft" was similarly qualified.
Especially since the whole point of the article was that weaving, etc is seen by artists as an analogue of "high tech" processes.

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Weaving Shades of Binary Grey


In Olson's lead Matson is described as an "artist using textiles and needlework." You have to read across two sentences but the statement is very clear.

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When you go surfclubbin', don't forget your hat.


As Rafael said about this thread on del.icio.us: "long discussion might be interesting in 600 years." Thanks to all who are answering the quiz questions--they are helpful in the here and now.