[spectre] Brazilian Velvet Gold Mine - Sub>midialogy.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Nov 6 14:30:01 CET 2009
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Brazilian Velvet Gold Mine - Sub>midialogy.
Article by Ricardo Ruiz on Furtherfield.
Since 2005, a series of radical conferences has taken place around
Brazil, organized on a discussion list: Sub>midialogy - the art of
re:volving knowledge logos by practices and disorienting practices by
the immersion in sub-knowledge. Ricardo Ruiz wonders what will happen to
all this creative energy now that funding has arrived.
"Some years ago, the elements (ideas, conceptions, practices, people)
that compose the current (so-called) Free Culture movement were
appropriated by the bureaucrat and the capitalist. The ones that made
use of the technologies and available media to the creation of actions
that provided the debate on new perspectives of possible social
arrangements (obtained by tools such as free licenses, networks of
communication, open source software), are today digested by the old
apparatuses and social mechanisms that once they have used and
questioned. They participated, many times unconsciously, in a
“socio-professional training” in order to occupy the same functions
established for the maintainers of a system that is distant from what we
imagine as a possible human grouping, even more distanced from freedom."
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