Re: Cassandra/an appology, some ?s, and feedback

Scott deLahunta (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 18:54:26 +0100

I missed the performance, but wanted to follow up on Amanda's posting:

>- and 2 start to create pieces that manage to cater for the kind of
>segregation of elements which occurs through the technology, through the
>split locations, and through the structuring and "nature" of mixed media
>interactive works.

Her thoughts here I agree with -- I would like to see us exploring the gaps
between our sense of what is and what is becoming here in this new space for
interaction... by focussing on the splits, the rifts, the false hype and the
errors... and especially on the lost sense of presence, not as loss, but as
stepping stone.

For a great read on the 'nature' of the net -- as interactive space, see
Sandy Stone's -- The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the
Mechanical Age (more info: The net
as a place of experience and not just a new communications tool. Most of us
would/ do agree -- it's nice to read such a clear and playful text on the idea.

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