[Air-l] Sean Cubitt's Juvenelia Thread...Any Developments?
lachlan at london.com
Mon Mar 4 14:58:10 PST 2002
How's the emergence of issues first
raised by my intervention into
your email archive thread
concerning lapses in scholarship
over abuses in the industry, which
was followed up by a rather annoying
displacement of issues of social
inclusion coming along?
was Re: my email archives
> I'm not quite sure what you mean by "archiving." <warschauer>
>anyone else archived all their incoming and outgoing emails, <hunsinger>
>How do we keep it secure (both in the
sense of "private" and in the sense of "safe")? How do we think about it, if at all, right now?
That is, I suspect we all have this sense of the "stuff" that we have
on our disks and hard drives, but how does that intersect and
interplay with how we feel about the box of letters we keep in the
closet? Will we encrypt stuff, or keep it open? Will we erase some? <jones>
>One day no doubt the world will mourn the loss of my juvenilia. <cubitt>
I doubt the world will mourn, Sean, the loss of your juvenilia, as long as it did not
and does not impact the rights of others.
Forgive me for crashing in, but a little
bird told me I should take time out of my
intervention in Nettime (I think I have pitched things about right over there), to
check to see what AoIR was doing under the
duress of contemporary cultural events and
the impact of emergency legislation.
I sense unease.
This e-mail archive thread reads a little
like an annual general meeting of the Intellect and Imagination Temperance Society and I would remind
you four of your duties and responsibilities not merely as scholars, but
as members of an international intellectual community.
After seven or eight years in which questions of archival, catalogue,
identity, access and availability of information and knowledge,
gender, ethnicity, uneven distributions of information, uneven
accumulations of knowledge, new relations of distribution of
media and communications and new relations of
mediation in a tremendous cultural contest that
cast new perspectives on the nature of governance,
institution, scholarship, democracy, not to mention an economy
led like a pig with a ring in its nose by the mere idea of Internet,
youd think wed have got a little further along
in an understanding of technology in contemporary
What, one wonders, have you all been doing?
Yes, I kept all of my files and email communications
1993-present. Saved, time-locked, stored, periodically.
I thought this was a simple matter of research scholarship,
quite in line with the Social Sciences Methods and
Approaches course I took at Goldsmiths College as
a requirement in undertaking PhD work. Given the
intense contests already apparent in 1993-94
perhaps rather more apparent then than they are now
-- around the meanings and governance of the technology,
I would have been remiss in my scholarship to not do so.
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