[NetBehaviour] blockchain electrical consumption?
sondheim at panix.com
Thu Nov 23 20:12:43 CET 2017
Hi, when you say 'even off-grid is worth doing' - one thing missing for me
in the discussion is anything outside of digital accountancy and
data-bases; the 'market' keeps coming up. 'Off-grid' is what a lot of
performance artists, dancers, painters, sculptors, etc. do; Stelarc is a
mix of course (as in a way Mark Boyle was years ago). Does one believe
that all art can be embedded in the digital? That work which can't be, can
only enter through market forces and transfer? For me, even music is
problematic online, given that my work can range from, say, .4 hz to 40k
hz which takes things a bit out of mp3 or even standard wav. I'd love to
see a discussion beginning with off-grid, not saying "even" such is
worthwhile - beginning with off-grid and seeing what sort of contribution
the digital makes, other than market/transfer. At times I think we're too
close to the Wired ideology...
- Alan, and no I'm not a luddite or anti-tech; if anything I need more
involvement; having no institutional affiliation keeps me out of the loop
at times. And that's part of the problem for a lot of us - how much of
what we're talking about relies on such affiliation? In relation to, for
example, some poet somewhere who just writes and distributes? Or are those
people also out of the loop?
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