Trying my hand at a 10 minute presentation in which I attempt to summarise what is commonly referred to media art and why I don't think it's an appropriate grouping for works anymore by (arbitrarily, kind of) using Karlheinz Stockhausen's Helikopter-Streichquartett.

Is my brain tricking me or are there fewer active music based subcultures than there were 15 years ago

Having one of those days in which everything associated with "media art" makes me want to yell at everyone involved

Have wall, projector and a laser so maybe there will be pictures/clips some time

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Delving into old code, trying to fix L.A.S.E.R. Tag to work with a current version of openFrameworks. Can't believe it's been more than 13 goddamn years since Florian and I stumbled into that

Net theory/activism adjacent, friendly fire? 

I vividly remember him advocating for subscription platforms in the early 00s when downloading music was still considered a problem and nothing of the sort existed.

It always felt icky to me, maybe that's why it stuck in memory.

There's also the whole thing about "citizen journalism" and blogs that I haven't quite wrapped my head around to be able to specifically point to and yell: LOOK, IT WAS ALL PART OF THE CALIFORNIAN IDEOLOGY

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Net theory/activism adjacent, friendly fire? 

I wonder if anyone is ever going to call out Cory Doctorow for somewhat encouraging (and potentially even having profited off of?) the internet dystopia we're in now.

(Re that parentheses: am I imagining this or didn't he have a hand in Flickr's acquisition? All I can find is that he was on their advisory board)

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