Tom Moody
Since 2002
Works in New York, New York United States of America

Discussions (244) Opportunities (0) Events (0) Jobs (0)
DISCUSSION

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


Ooh, you guys are so cutting.
Hey, Vijay,
Maybe you would like to reconsider this statement:

"What I love about discussion on Rhizome -- or at least the direction that I perceive that it's going -- is that it's one of the few critical spaces where people recognize technologies as (en|dis)abling certain strategies for the artist, and not as the strategies or value-expressions themselves"

in light of some of these epithets/insults? (hipsters, teenage goth nerds, self promotion, graffiti/mail art, "duh what's a surf club?" etc)

It's kind of an interesting dynamic that the art Lauren, Ed, Marisa, and Ceci have been championing on the Rhizome front pages has this Greek chorus (peanut gallery?) of angry old-timers on the Rhizome back pages. Or maybe not so interesting.

DISCUSSION

Announcing: Net Aesthetics 2.0 Webcast


Thanks, billy. I missed the feed so this was appreciated.
I gotta say the enthusiasm of this bunch who cared enough to watch the feed--random as it is--is a nice antidote to the bile on some of the other threads.
It was a fun night, and I was honored to be at the "PC table."

DISCUSSION

Net Ae 2.0 postmortem


I was beseeching, not citing, the Deity.

Patrick: "Maybe it might be nice if the current wave had some desire to engage with the previous generation..."

Damon Zucconi, of the current wave, had some pretty good questions that got lost in the usual swamp of the previous generation obsessing about the galleries and monetization:

"The problem i have is deciding whether or not this becomes a kind of medium-specificity (are protocols material conditions?) or works within the idea of a 'technical support'...

i understand that "net.art" is tied to a specific 'movement' of course, but why wouldn't we have to worry about historical precedents and procedures?"

DISCUSSION

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.

DISCUSSION

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.