THURSDAY CLUB EVENT
We walk on a path, which has innumerable junctions. Wherever one goes, everywhere there are abysses on the sides. It is at the same time alarming and promising to know that nothing will ever repeat, that all will be always different. We are all alone, really alone. There is nobody who follows the same road. Whatever your choices at junctions, never you can approach the other. A few moments ago this foreigner was near and already he is out of sight. Or he is beside you for a very long time and suddenly changes direction at an always-unforeseen moment.
"The future of the internet is in the hands of the users. It is through them that the internet can grow, it is only by their "clicks" and "clacs" that one can earn money on the internet. The users are also those who are building alternatives to proprietary softwares. They write blogs, create wikis and transform information sources. The internet parasites these users, it feeds on them, it tries to phagocyte them by proposing behavioral molds such as Myspace or Facebook that make them harmless by encapsulating them. The internet uses their loneliness, their need for recognition and fame.
The wandering ant II. Relations and positions in a connected world.
Why this title?
In May 2008 I was invited by InternetMonAmour to be on a panel called "Survival kit in a p2p world" together with Alain Prochiantz, a French neurobiologist and Michel Bauwens the president of the international p2p foundation.
Do I want an internet that feels like an ant's colony or a beehive?
Are the relations in an ant colony peer to peer?
No center that controls, roles defined by age and environment, chance included, the structure; the anthill is a real actor in the life of an ant, auto-organisation, communication through environmental changes using chemicals, sounds, the tactile, the visual.
The wandering ant is the one who refuses to follow the rules of the ant colony and at the same time makes survival of the ant colony possible. The wandering ant could also be a metaphore for the artist.
Bodily presence absence manifestation of network emotion needs body processes
No meta-language for online experiences
Relational dynamics in a dispersed group. How do we do this? What limits us? How to articulate individual goals with common ones? What about our desires, hate and anger? How to handle our hormones?
Huis Clos / No Exit, a research project trying to answer some questions about our possibilities of being together and collaborating in a networked environment.
"one the puppet of the other" (8.30) "we tend more and more to live in our own bubble, our own sphere, without need for the other, by forming a couple with our virtual doubles."
I only have my name IRC project 1999 . Normal aspects of subjectivity, such as personality and opinions, become neutralized in many online venues?
Are we going for a society where identity isn't important, where shifting roles are what determines us?
The Big Kiss, a performance that points to changes in behaviour due to machine mediation.
School children don't have the same brain as I have and as have their educators. A big educational gap.
all you say makes me move further away from you
Loss of ones self. The common divider of a stay in a psychiatric hospital and the family is playing cards.