en associant les outils, les expérimentations et les éthiques des premiers artistes conceptuels avec ceux des nouvelles communautés de savoir du web participatif, held together with water tente de lier des émergences parallèles à des époques différentes. on y voit un air de famille plus qu'une réelle ressemblance, une sorte de filiation non revendiquée.


(about algorythmic government)

therefore, the «information» from which the new knowledge is produced will not be evaluated on the basis of traditional criteria of authenticity, historica coherence, or critical apperception, but merely on the merits of immediate operationality, plasticity, flexible adaptation to changing circumstances, and immediate availability (...)

Transparency enhancing thechnologies (TET's) and privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) etc. pretend to empower individuals & allow for contestation but as they are operating «within» algorithmic governementality, they are disabled because algorithmic governementality is a mode of governementality without negativity (no organisation of questioning or challenge of either cognitive or normative productions). there is simply no space nor time for contesting (even if one gets to the point where everything becomes transparent to everybody).


the complex connectiveness of modern times requires new tools of analysis and explication. but above all, it demands a new way of thinking. it demands a pluralistic understanding of the world that is able to envision the wider structural plan and at the same time examines the intricate mesh of connections among its smallest elements. it calls for a holistic system approach; it calls for network thinking.

[manuel lima]

levy describes his vision of “collective intelligence” as an “achievable utopia” — not something that grows inevitably from the new configuration of technologies but rather something we must work toward and fight to achieve. fandom is one of those spaces where people are learning how to live and collaborate within a knowledge community.

[henry jenkins]

«post internet»... une fois passée l'excitation première, l'enthousiasme hystérique laisse place à un scepticisme revendiqué. et voilà que le monde de l'art contemporain – dans lequel «jeune artiste» est une qualité en soi – se trouve face à la difficulté de faire le tri dans différentes productions qui n'ont de commun qu'une ressemblance esthétique, qui, à son tour, a plus à voir avec la génération qui la produit qu'avec une quelconque intention (pré)définie.


a kind of hypernetwork, a meshwork potentially connecting every point to every other point. as such, the network is becomming less & less a description of a specific system, and more a catchword to describe the formationof a single and yet multidimantional information milieu – linked by the dynamics of information propagation and segmented by diverse modes & channels of circulation.

[tiziana terranova]

il n'y a rien de faux avec les systèmes: si on les choisit soi-même, on ne suit pas les systèmes conventionnels. ce n'est donc pas la question de savoir si le système en lui-même est le seul et unique qui soit juste. il sera juste parce qu'on l'a choisi et s'il donne de bons résultats.

[öyvind fahlström]

the way i have been involved with structures is by trying to avoid them, cutting across them, or at least by trying to avoid statics structures, or trying to create flexible structures that correspond to real needs.

[seth siegelaub]

providing the tools with which an audience can ask questions and draw independant conclusions has become as important as providing curatorial frameworks for artistic practices. in an art world that is increasingly intertwined with real life politics, to curate is to navigate political machinery while revealing it, and the responsibility of the curator is to present work in ways that neither obscurate nor distort meaning. rather that just concerning ourselves with the balance between the representation and form of the artwork, we are now also responsible for thinking about the representation of emerging contexts as they continue to diversify.

[kate fowle]