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Beyond the Suspension of Disbelief

There is no real, there is no imaginary except at a certain distance. What happens when this distance, including that between the real and the imaginary, tends to abolish itself. – Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation I believe I have at long last unlocked the SHOW: the defining predicament of the post real. I had […]

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My Autobiographie(s)

I have lived many lives and personae, some documented, some fleeting moments in my imagination, and some in the form of dreams or fantasies. These lives come and go, but they are all part of who I am, at least at any given moment in time. They are all artistic renderings and rearrangements of my […]

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A NetArtizens Reunion

It finally happened: reaching across the vast distance of space and time, the dialogue resonating throughout 40 countries around the world. We are not talking about CNN or the United Nations, we are talking about laptop computers telematically connecting voices and ideas and social aspirations. If academia was once confined to the ivory tower, those walls have […]

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we r no[where]

As Jon Cates says so eloquently – “traveling as an artist across the expansive / expressive networks” – we are in fact in constant migration and transition through networked third space trajectories across an expanded sense of time and space. In this new cyberformance work by Helen Varley Jamieson, “w r no[where],” debuting next week […]

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The Catalogue of Social Taxonomy of Net Behavior

What an extraordinary chorus of voices we have on the Furtherfield NetBehaviour list! As a composer, I am interested in how all the parts harmonize together polyphonically, rub up against each other contrapuntally, provide a sense of direction and perspective as the lines & melodies of our utterances collectively play out. After the first week […]