[NetBehaviour] On art and art-making: I do or do not make pictures.

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Mon Jul 17 02:31:40 CEST 2017

On Sun, 16 Jul 2017, aharon wrote:

> Dear Alan, Ruth and all!
> I think that perhaps online networking alters in way time and timing is 
> perceived. Through the morphing of utterances in twitter/fb/etc from 
> stuff said in time to that being recorded and archived. Once archived, 
> the time and timing of utterances alters. Things can easily come back, 
> repeat, and so on. This is different to stuff a person might Say and 
> then, relatively quickly, the content can fade in time and memory. 
> Indeed, is it not fair to argue that even if we were to Control all our 
> digitalised and networked expressions, we'd still be dealing with 
> sensations of time and timing that are very different to how it is when 
> we network un-digitally?

Early on, a number of us were interested in what we might call "internet 
weather," "network weather" - you could sense, by the delays involved, 
how good your connectivity was. Delay operated in a number of ways; it 
even played a role, I think, in (textual) netsex. Things didn't appear 
immediate, imminent; the network was "felt" in relation to delay. The same 
thing seems to happen on Fb messenger now, for that matter.

In a sense, I think the body is "besides itself" in this regard -

- Alan


> Cheers and all the bests!
> aharonon
> xx

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