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


You baffle me, Vijay. You write an eloquent summation of 4Chan, describing it with passion and an insider's eye for detail. Then conclude, completely contradicting all the sentences that preceded it, that spending time there is like taking a shit.
Then a long metaphor about the art you described so well as "bathroom wall" scrolling.
(T.Whid is echoing your scribbler metaphor over on another thread, comparing the surf clubbers to graffiti artists.)
And now this post from you, dismissing Loshadka, Nasty Nets, Double Happiness, Supercentral, and spiritsurfers, some of whom are defining themselves in relation to 4Chan, et al (embracing what's embraceable and chucking the rest?) as a bunch of non-artist hipsters.
Rhizome is aflame with the fires of angry reaction, these days.

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Net Ae 2.0 postmortem


Good God, the humility on this thread is overwhelming.
"There was this terrible idea that we started as a joke out of contempt for a practice that we hated. Young people imitated us and did not add anything new. They are fools and have no sense of history and believe they invented this practice that meant nothing to us (until other people started doing it and taking credit for it)."
...is how this reads to me.

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Net Ae 2.0 postmortem


Just to be clear, Marcin Ramocki's notes on surf clubs don't say anything about graffiti.

I had some afterthoughts on the panel here:
http://www.tommoody.us/archives/2008/06/07/internet-aware-art-emotions-in-net-art/


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What?


Abe: does JODI consider their delicious links to be art? I bet they do.