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November 22, 2005

Hello World


Travels in Virtuality

Hello World, travels in virtuality by Sue Thomas, Raw Nerve Books, ISBN 0953658562: The net is, by definition, a place of different connected realities, and it's also a singularities whole. These singularities are mostly consuming the data on the screen in solitude. This multitude of experiences has emerged as it is, only after the advent of blogs and their immediate writings characteristic. This text has been written as an ante-litteram blog, being an internet travelogue, taking advantage of abstract facts and similitudes, and diluted in a period of three years (from 2000 to 2002). The reflections cross the medium's peculiarities, juxtaposed as pieces of a puzzle with the pioneer's visions, and are expressed through a sociological reconstruction of the processes. The standpoint is not the one immersing into the complicated relationships of real time signs and meanings, but it's the result of take a break and ponder what happens into the screen being firmly behind the desktop. It seems that often Sue diverts the glance from the monitor and starts to reflect, inspired by some flashy emotional or logic connections. Her visions about the global working network and a personal everyday life that are mutually influenced and constitute an intimate perspective of the online/offline relationship. [via neural.it]

Posted by jo at November 22, 2005 11:35 AM