Damn it, now I have to hate you for thinking this up and then being funnier than me. (And we were getting along so well lately.)
"thinking this up" is a funny way to describe following one's most base and stupid impulses.
I haven't thought of it that way, and I DON'T INTEND TO,
That's an odd site you found.
give us the link to your burning sausage, Joester.
no way dude. Plus I didn't go by joester so you'll never find me.
Yeah, he went by the name Joe McKay. I almost missed it , because I thought: Who's that? I'm not going to read his comment. I'm skipping over it. Who is he anyway? Some a-hole who's always extending the metaphor beyond usefulness.
You made good points Joe McKay but you broke the unspoken rhizome rule and made reference to actual works by actual artists in the context of a specific environment! Also you neglected to inform us what constitutes art and what doesn't and what artists should or should not do. Otherwise, right on the mark.
All artists should be like me, only not as good (obviously) because I'm the best. That clear things up?
Some of those argument are pushing me into the open arms of the defaults. (the defaults, waiting to love me, to accept me, not to ask too much of me because I have better things to do and will only program if I'm paid)
That Rhizome thread with "Joe McKay" devolved into the usual quicksand of people saying they don't really understand the topic and maybe we're all talking about the same thing.
From what I'm gathering, the distinction is really between Internet/Computer-interested art versus Internet/Computer-activated art. It's kinda like people arguing over whether a house painter is someone who paints pictures of houses or paints the houses themselves.
AAAAAAAAAAAGH. No, that is not the distinction and yes, that is a rather terrible analogy. (Thank you for letting me use this thread to vent.)
(Also, "devolved" probably isn't the right word since the thread started with them comparing bloggers to George Bush.)
It's a Canadian safe house. All welcome. Okay its not really that safe, but vent away.
You're totally safe with all of us sociopaths.
Not a huge Eco fan usually, but The Poetics of the Open Work is a text I'm re-reading and think is appropriate to the conversation.
And what the hell! I'm trying to get work done and not ONE person has emailed me today. WTF people. How am I supposed to procrastinate with everyone else "knuckling down" like this. It turns out I suck at Everyday Shooter, so that's out. See what happens - I try to READ UMBERTO ECO.
hat tip to K Lucas 2.0 for the article.