[NetBehaviour] Rhizome's continuous decline

Patrick Lichty pl at voyd.com
Sun Oct 19 22:44:03 CEST 2014


I reviewed these, and it IS concerning.
Most of these are books and films, or operas?  What's going on here?
I think we are in a time where electronic media art is in a bit of an
identity crisis.
I almost feel like the end of Don Hertzfeld's "Rejected" when the cartoon
starts falling apart.
It seems like in the mid-2000's that there was a confluence of effects; New
academic artists versus DIY, Art worlders versus what would become public
practice, the emergence of 'brand'-movements; it;s all complex and not as
dialectic as all this.  There are cultural moments where there is a
confluence ­ I think 1998-2002 was one of those periods.  I just think that
we have a lot oaf really strong work, and as Speculative Realism  and OOO
are trying to take the mantle from Postmodernism, things like Glitch and
Post-Internet (among others) are trying to be the successors to New Media as
"handles" for moments in time.

From:  Joel Weishaus <joelweishaus at gmail.com>
Reply-To:  NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
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Date:  Friday, October 17, 2014 9:58 AM
To:  NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
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Subject:  Re: [NetBehaviour] Rhizome's continuous decline

    
 
The cutting edge always becomes dull.
 
 -Joel
 
 
 On 10/16/2014 7:33 PM, Pall Thayer wrote:
 
 
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> I don't visit rhizome.org <http://rhizome.org>  much any more but when I do...
> all they do is convince me more of their irrelevance.
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> They recently posted what they refer to as "Five Ambitious Commisions". Bear
> in mind that this was once the cutting-edge forum for internet-based art...
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> http://rhizome.org/editorial/2014/oct/2/2014-2015-program/?ref=carousel_p1
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> Makes one wonder...
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