Subject: ot: sonaric somas - quest coast / ouest coast - computers & interfaces
From: macCormac (macCormac@shaw.ca)
Date: Fri Jul 09 2004 - 00:58:23 EDT
dear homeless on th internet / computer music composers with
multi-lingual abilities / friends o monté royal jelly
je pense - there is nothing like 'spam / spasms' to get one researching
th various extensions / derivations o 'sonaric' et 'somas'
non sensical languáge et parôle pour votré condo moments / movements /
sacré bleu :-) before i continue contact & conversations with grover,
working my way through somatic re : searches yo 'stochastically' dis
cover Sondheim's text . . .
best regards, macCormac
Philosophy and Psychology of the Internet
Alan Sondheim, 432 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217, USA
INTERNET TEXT is a meditation on the philosophy, psychology, political
economy, and psychoanalytics of Internet (computer) communication. It
focuses on virtual
subjectivity, sexuality, community, and all aspects of computer
Please consult the Index for the list of topics.
Please note that this is an OLDER MIRROR; go to Canberra, below, for the
most recent update.
Internet Text Description 1995-96-97-2000
The text consists of hundreds of sections written over a period of five
years, a continuous meditation on cyberspace, emphasizing issues of
interiority, subjectivity, body, and language. The extended range of
topics includes Net applications, as well as occasional reference to the
underlying architecture and protocols of telecommunications; this is the
materialist "gristle" that can't be discarded in analysis.
All of the sections have been presented on the Fiction-of-Philosophy and
Cybermind email-lists, which I co-moderate.
The subject matter is in the form of "short-waves, long-waves." The
former are the individual sections, written in a variety of styles, and
referencing a number of writers
ranging from Jabes and Blanchot to Acker and Lingis, with Penrose,
Kristeva, and Karl Kraus somewhere in the middle. These texts are
completely interrelated; on
occasion "characters" appear - these are _actants_ possessing
philosophical or psychological import. They also create and problematize
narrative sub-structures within the
work as a whole. (Such are Clara Hielo Internet, Tiffany, Alan, Travis,
Honey, and others.)
The long-waves are fuzzy topoi of such issues as death, love, virtual
embodiment, the "granularity of the real," and physical reality, which
criss-cross the texts. The
resulting fragments and coagulations owe something to romanticism,
deconstruction, linguistics, prehistory, the philosophy of science, and
so forth - but more to the
function of sites or nodes on the Net itself.
The writing encompasses, past and present, but wagers the future as
well; hence, the emphasis on extended virtuality.
Reading: I advise at least skimming the first Net1.txt, and then
consulting the Index - or follow your own path through the maze /
Please note: All images have been moved to the mirror site; you will
also find a book (Book1 and Book2 files) at the mirror which extends the
Internet Text in
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