quinta-feira, março 15, 2018




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terça-feira, março 13, 2018

the structure of the digital

“In the digital age, we are giving more and more importance to the separation between private and public, precisely because this separation is less and less stable. There is a simultaneous increase of attention to issues related to privacy in the public discourse with many academic and non-academic texts devoted to the topic, and a dramatic rise of practices that cannot really be defined as either completely private or completely public. The difficulty of drawing a sharp line between private and public is one of the reasons why the web is a space of passwords – which clearly represent an attempt to separate spaces, including private spaces from public ones – and at the same time a space where the public and the private overlap. On the one hand, the web is a very compartmentalized space: each of its compartments represents a particular architectural framework, with its own accessibility and its own rules of visibility; on the other hand, these compartments are permeable. The web is thus both compartmentalized and fluid; it has many boundaries, but they are porous.”

p.50, Theory on Demand #26 “On Editorialization: Structuring Space and Authority in the Digital Age” Author: Marcello Vitali-Rosati

Institute of Network Culture

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terça-feira, março 06, 2018

"For it is nothing less than the perception of one’s own vitality, one’s sense of aliveness, of..."

“For it is nothing less than the perception of one’s own vitality, one’s sense of aliveness, of changeability (often signified as “freedom”). One’s “sense of aliveness” is a continuous, nonconscious self-perception (unconscious self-reflection or lived self-referentiality).”

- Brian Massumi “The Autonomy of Affect”
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terça-feira, fevereiro 27, 2018

on exist.(h)ence

What are the characteristics of online existence? First of all, online existence involves a bodily abstraction which implies abstraction from bodily identity and individuality. Secondly, online existence also entails abstraction from our situational orientation – an orientation which includes sharing time and space with others. Thirdly, online existence is presence- as well as globally-oriented. Given the bodily abstraction of online existence, we can also say that digital being-with-others tends to be ghostly-oriented (Capurro 1999a). These characteristics of online existence thus help sharpen the point: ethical dilemmas of Internet research arise from the tension between the proper object of research, i.e. online existence, and bodily existence. The borderline between these two phenomena is interface communication itself.


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segunda-feira, fevereiro 12, 2018

"Screen culture is a world of constant flux, of endless sound bites, quick cuts, and half-baked..."

“Screen culture is a world of constant flux, of endless sound bites, quick cuts, and half-baked ideas. It is a flow of tweets, headlines, instagrams, casual texts, and floating first impressions. Notions don’t stand alone but are massively interlinked to everything else; truth is not delivered by authors and authorities but is assembled in real time piece by piece by the audience themselves. People of the Screen make their own content and construct their own truth. Fixed copies don’t matter as much as flowing access. Screen culture is fast, like a 30-second movie trailer, and as liquid and open-ended as a Wikipedia page.”

- Kelly, Kevin. The Inevitable. New York: Penguin Books, 2016. (via carvalhais)
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quinta-feira, fevereiro 08, 2018

on communication

“Without the presence of another, communication will degenerate into an information exchange: relationships will be replaced by connections, and only connect with the same. Digital communication is just sight, we have lost all our sense, we are at a stage where communication has been weakened like never before: global communication and “likes” are restricted to what is most similar. Sameness doesn’t hurt!” -  Byung-Chul Han


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