* back to the future
* electric slide
* paint by number
* death of the Author (redux)
* a room of one's own
* the prospects of RECording
* queer rights
* RE: mix questions
* tables turned
* drawing blanks
* do we have an Accord?
* digital analogs
* untitled THINKrecord 2
* A Bigger Medium
* just in time
“Under existing dominant society, which produces the miserable pseudo-games of non-participation, a true artistic activity appears in the form of scandal. The existing framework cannot subdue the new human force that is increasing day by day alongside the irresistible development of technology and the dissatisfaction of its possible uses in our senseless social life. At a higher stage, everyone will become an artist, i.e., inseparably a producer-consumer of total culture creation.”
SI 1960, “Situationist Manifesto,” Internationale Situationniste #4 (June 1960).
"It is impossible to understand social and cultural changes without a knowledge of the workings of media. The alphabet and print technology fostered and encouraged a fragmenting process of specialism and of detachment. Electric technology fosters and encourages unification and involvement."
Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects (San Francisco: Hardwired, 1967), 8.
“The privileged role played by the manual construction of images in digital cinema is one example of a larger trend: the return of pre-cinematic moving images techniques. Marginalized by the twentieth century institution of live action narrative cinema which relegated them to the realms of animation and special effects, these techniques reemerge as the foundation of digital filmmaking. What was supplemental to cinema becomes its norm; what was at its boundaries comes into the center. Computer media returns to us the repressed of the cinema. ... Cinema can no longer be clearly distinguished from animation. It is, rather, a sub-genre of painting."
Lev Manovich, The Language of New Media (MIT Press: Cambridge, 2001), 259.
"We know now that a text is not a line of words releasing a single 'theological' meaning (the 'message' of the Author-God) but a multi-dimensional space in which a variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clash. The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture. The writer can only imitate a gesture that is always anterior, never original. His only power is to mix writings, to counter the ones with the others, in such a way as never to rest on any one of them."
Roland Barthes, "The Death of the Author," Image, Music, Text (New York: Hill & Wang, 1997), 146.
“One cannot ignore the fact that the wandering stars, planetes asteres, derive their name from the verb planao, which means ‘to lead astray, to seduce’ and which is notably used in this sense in the Bible.”
Jean Laplanche, Essays on Otherness (Routledge: New York, 1999), 55.
* This RECord is to be paired with “stargate” (http://hitrecord.org/records/503883).
“Recordings deal with concepts through which the past is reevaluated, and they concern notions about the future which will ultimately question even the validity of evaluation.”
Glenn Gould, "The Prospects of Recording," High Fidelity, April 1966.