“ I must create a cistern or become enslaved by another man’s. ”
– Billy Blake
Above exhibit 01: A mobile phone photo of a cistern in the gents toilets in the Edinburgh College of Art.. just one of the many inanimate objects I chose to photograph in that bastion of creative endeavour while attending the ‘Remediating the Social’ Conference last month.
The modern money smitten social internet is exponential potential thronged with millions perhaps billions of people exchanging information, intellectual property, files, opinions, comments, work, art and attention, continually interacting in multiple flows of myriad and incessant data streams and matrices.
As part of the material that I will never use anywhere in my PhD I still found myself writing about the difference between old modes and methods of communication and entertainment distribution (al la kittler et al) and newer or recent networked behaviors. I wanted to use an image to quickly convey the essential cultural differences in terms of attitudes - but couldn't find one, thus my effort below.