quinta-feira, dezembro 26, 2013

The Dream (in 2014) is still Telematic

While some might take the roads of the internet as an endless amount of crossed lines that intersect in a meaningless way throughout the immensity of virtual tunnels connected to each other by the power of human will to explore; many are those who look at this sea of connectivity as a source of making information (regardless if its form) flow back and forth in order to explore that same humanity and making it visible, hearable, touchable... In many ways to make that information part of the sense(s) that define us as humans living together in the same world.

Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly shuffled and reordered in every way conceivable.
-- "Six Memos for the Next Millenium" by Italo Calvino

2013 has been a year where I've came across (and continued to follow) some of those who work towards making the contemporary multiplicity of the various selves we carry within into something both more human and more connected to the layer that hovers upon our existence.
How many souls travel this endless voyage? Where is this ship going?

The questions surrounding the telematic world have increasingly become more detailed and focused on the backbone of technology. An interactivity that is defined after concepts that are directly connected to a human-to-human experience. Processes of re-definition, re-manufacturing, re-thinking, re-mixing... Re-Generation.
Exploring the symptoms of a dialogue that no longer happens in the same time and space, but conversations that rather than meeting an end are put on hold and wait there, latent, waiting to be continued, followed up by others. A re-configuration of communication.
Exploring the invisible layer of virtuality has become more important than triggering new worlds - although those are still important in terms of fiction, to keep feeding the future to come (everyday more close, less unknown, increasingly small).

In these times where we all sail the interwebs we look for messages that connect to us, we look ahead to the endless seascape of nothingness and we foresee the poetry of our ancestors that have travelled real time distances to know the other side of the world. Where are we now?

Unamuno use to say that the only question that can bother us is the "Human one, that is to say mine, yours, the question of us all". This is the other solution that Unamuno offers in the long poem 'Il Cristo di Valasquez': "life is dream, and death is waking hours".
-- taken from HIDDEN BEHIND "THE HUMILIATED AND THE OFFENDED" by Gabriele Perretta

There will be a time when the world will be filled with digital natives, and for that time it is important to keep the breathing head outside of this water and keep breathing, keep living, keep the sensorial fabric part of the moist media (Roy Ascott) world present and ahead of us.
The immediatism of forms, where processes happen in relation with others has always been part of a very human activity, we serve as a tool of mediation and therefore our devices are developed to serve that same function. 

If we turn to left then the whole world goes right, or is it the other way around? We have an action on the world around us.

The dream is still telematic, and all forms of xenos are welcome to join.

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