Excess Verbiage

The Internet As First Order Experience

Ok, so that’s what I wanted to write about. Basically the thought was: The role of interactive hypertextual media as artistic experience. As modern art has taken on the mantle of non-communicative first order expression how is the medium of the internet, developed as a means of communication, wrestled with and expressed it’s own seperation of author/intent? Unfortunately I haven’t the time to deal with this today.

Then I thought maybe I could comment on the redefinition of community by the digital “flattening” of social space. But I decided against it.

How about the ethical issues of intellectual property and copyright? Why do people download software and music that doesn’t belong to them without a moral shiver? Because it’s so easy silly. I’ve downloaded so much stuff my AOL account no longer says “Welcome! You’ve Got Mail!” but “Welcome! You’re Going To Jail!”

Lance Cameron Kidwell

23 January 2001

Posted in Miscellania

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