[NetBehaviour] Wish4[0]: 40 Days. 40 News Items. 40 Creative Responses.

mez breeze netwurker at gmail.com
Wed Jan 1 20:50:46 CET 2014


On this first day of the year 2014, one countdown ends and another begins.
This new countdown has nothing to do with the gradual fading of 2013 and
the celebratory lauding of 2014, but instead ushers in a new social
project: on the 4th of January, *Wish4[0] *begins.

As extensive use of mobile devices such as smart phones, wearables and
tablets has become the norm, it’s apparent how networked/online
communication has become a crucial component of our everyday news and
entertainment cycles, as well as a critical social tool. In the resultant
infoglut we’ve willingly created [and to which we seem quite content to
constantly expose ourselves], privacy concerns are prompting pushbacks
against oversharing and the incessant rush of accelerating digital news.
And yet, deliberate poetic responses to such critical social issues seem
constantly overlooked and underutilised…

…which is where* Wish4[0]* comes in. Once a day, for 40 days, a digital
literature work will be posted to
wishforyouand.me<http://wishforyouand.me/about/>.
Each work will take as its immediate inspiration a headline, or item, drawn
from the electronic news cycle of that specific day...

[Read more <http://wishforyouand.me/2014/01/01/introduction-wish40/>]

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