The millennium generation: auto corrected into complete exposure.
what are media?
do they feed our criteria
do they sleep in their electronic stations
do they fulfill our digital infatuations
do they make up their own abbreviations
world wide web is the www
television is the tv
a performance within a performance
extending our senses
amputating our perceptive fences
pervasive, invasive, superabrasive
what are media?
the devil wears prada
selling our sexual drive
media are the dull knives
that anesthetize and organize
our digital dominate lives
cutting into our senses
to numb the criticism
to invite the narcosis
and hypnotize the humanism
leaving us to our devices
those lonely vices
what are media?
mind-fi enhances wi-fi
it retrieves social interaction
and obsolesces normal conversation
dissects daily dialogue
reverses the tribal man:
he is the cosmic man
in the global village
lost in translation
drowned by the vortex
of the digital gods
and the new media lords
weakened and softened by the strength and roughness of the new era.
he is addicted to the galaxy that imposes this new literacy of media.
one that was written in 1963–
Thanks, Ira Glass
Fusing three elements:
Neutrality (gender and b&w)
Photography as extension of man
What is Media’s Mediocrity?
Photo Credits: (from top left) Pablo Salvado– SUA art gallery 2010-2011, D’Lo–queer hindu hip hop artist, lips/eyes street art piece in Buenos Aires– me, Tumblr photograph
The thought catalog feeds my thoughts all day long… for the 20 something student who thinks of themselves as an intellectual, an activist, an adventurist…
The Final Scene: Why did she do it?
Here is our spin on Valerie Solanas’ SCUM [Society for Cutting Up Men] Manifesto…we chose to incorporate several themes within her work, including: extermination of man, man as selfish, man as a machine ect… The thematic song playing with the GIF (graphics interchange format) is called “I Believe” and is performed by Lou Reed.
As I sit here listening to a playlist I “created” Spotify, I realize that I have one of the largest databases of the music and recording industry to use at my leisure. What differs with Spoitfy or Pandora versus Napster or other music downloading sites like UTorrent or Limewire, though– is that I cannot “own” the music, burn the music to a CD or share it with my friends on a file. This is a shift in the digital format of music happening right before our eyes. If I am correct, the documentary, RIP: Remix Manifesto began in 2007 as Spotify was on the rise (2006). I wonder what GirlTalk or the producers of this documentary have to say about these new audio databases.
I don’t see how the copyRIGHT will ever win this battle. We, the bloggers, consumers, collaborators are becoming the copyLEFT and law enforcement will eventually be forced to surrender to the power of media sharing. I think it’s inevitable that it will continue–it’s human nature to always want to create the next “better” version of what existed before. We build upon the past, we are constantly progressing–in the most literal sense of the word. In the documentary GirlTalk said that creation of this caliber is now “a conversation, it’s participation.” The audience (us) now has the ability (or freedom) to give feedback online in real time. What does that mean for the copyRIGHT?
I want to leave you with another quotation from the film, the narrator/director says that “only cannibalism unites us together socially, culturally economically, politically…” and what he means is that we cannibalize each other’s ideas, thoughts, art, music, creations in order to create new ideas, thoughts ect…there’s really no such thing as originality as Aaron also points out in his latest post. It is hard for us in the digital age to claim an idea as intellectual property when everything is so easily accessible. Maybe some have ill intentions with someone else’s work, but that’s another conversation. With people like GirlTalk who like to sample music–he is just accessing his own creative outlet and encourages us all to do the same. Maybe the message here is: All is fair game when you put it on the internet….