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Category Archives: communicative

The Exploit | Networks

Networks are everything. 1. Ants | Distributed Network It took a long time for scientists to figure out how ants organize themselves. No one understood how such a large colony could function with what seemed like no communication. Then someone figured it out. Ants give off pheromones to indicate what they’re doing. There is a […]

Art in the age of the network and the mechanical

Art in the age of the network is of an act, a process. Since its a process, variables of the process become a part of Network Arts  (or Social Arts) makeup, its language. Variables like inclusion, exclusion, interactions, routines, procedures, iterations, protocols. A process through a network adds another layer of elements; hubs, connectors, permission […]

McLuhan.

Twitter and facebook status posts are examples of people relating to written text in an ephemeral way. Before this digital moment text was a permanent affair. This phonemic break-down of verbal flow sat forever on a page, waiting for an eye to cross it. Now many words are thrown up on twitter without the expectation […]

After Reading | On Memory (Electronic or Otherwise) – Vilém Flusser

By focusing on the moment between Oral and Written culture Flusser calls upon an important historic transition in Human history. All of a sudden the law was not an agreed upon cultural conversation. Instead law became eternally carved in stone, forever stating its dictum upon the culture. In Phaedrus Plato argues that written language is […]