brian carroll on 5 Feb 2001 10:53:21 -0000

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<nettime> the condition of net.time

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 trapped in language + trying to communicate
 - shared meaning - immediate consequence =
 things seem possible, change seems possible,
 things are almost okay

 institutions + ideas = ideologies

 art = architecture = design = thought =
 ideological positioning, 'intelligentsia' + net.criticism =/= net.thought

 net.thought =/= intelligentsia

 intelligentsia = bureaucracy of thought

 net.intelligentsia = things figured out,
 things almost okay, just another theory
 around the corner, from the new-comer
 who is 'one of us'

 power = institutional power

 thought is not separated from power, nor
 is net.thought from net.power
 lots of + lots of net.criticism
 + lots of net.'knowledge' = repackaging
 of the old institutional ideologies as
 new net.avant-garde

 the net.avant-garde = ploy for power +
 ideological certainly + expert knowledge
 = net.power

 old.economy + old.avant-garde =
 new.economy + new.avant-garde

 caught in language, symbolic manipulation
 = the trap, discourse as discourse exists
 as commodity, presupposed meaning based on
 opinions, as there is no common knowledge

 disagreement = division = camps of thought,
 nodes of thought, schools of net.thought

 net.thought =/= intelligence
 net.thought = deficit of original thinking,

 language, logic, truth, identity, belief
 5+billion individuals
 no social + no political + no economic power

 keywords, traits, mannerisms, expressionism (!)
 code manipulation, another algorithm
 addition, multiplication, division, subtraction

 the calculus of ideas =/= ideologies

 ideologies can be controlled,
 ideas cannot 
 people are watching, listening, Halliburton Oil,
 Enron, .Gov, .Mil to nettime's public sphere
 chance to be heard, hearing what?
 repetition, details, small thinking based
 on private spheres, non-shared, fragmented
 identities + institutional power structure
 controllable perception management,
 controllable thought, no .net worth
 mass death, mass inequality, mass poverty,
 mass pollution, mass inefficiency, mass
 of problems + incremental, bureaucratic
 change - realistic possibility of change
 in the short term, sans revolution
 troubling scenario

 civic belief, public service, common
 goals, shared work, pursuits + competition
 + economic capital =/= social change

 institutional agendas = part of the problem,
 bureaucrats cannot fundamentally change
 bureaucracies, only alter them

 change from within systems + going to
 change the larger systems = illusion

 logic = either-or, us-them, black-white

 logic =/= either-or + both-and + neither-nor,
 white, black, and grayscale, color

 logic = identity 

 identity = culture
 culture = power + people

 culture =/= public people power

 public = humanity

 private = humanity, gender, sex, race,
 ethnicity, etc. etc.

 either-or logic = competition + opposition,
 protest versus security = clash, violence

 logic = language + truth + identity

 truth = language + reason + faith, belief

 truth = certainty

 truth = belief in what is true

 seeing is perceiving =/= seeing is believing

 perceiving truth =/= net.thought

 anti-this, anti-that, ideological armies
 group mentalities

 group mentalities + ideologies

 ideologies = answers, not questions, net.criticism, net.thought =
 answers, expert knowledge =
 power = ideologies = belief in truth
 =/= public truth

 public truth = larger reality, shared
 by humans as a group

 napster, Aol = net.critism

 net.criticism =/=
 global crises involving
 nuclear war scenearios
 in year 2000 in Middle East

 answers = pro.this, pro.that,
 anti-this, anti-that = either-or logic

 question = 
 larger public sphere
 + language entrapment
 + imperfection
 + ugliness of the text
 + debate, not discourse alone
 - ideological baggage
 = action?

 down with net.intelligentsia +
 (net.intelligentsia = net.theory =
 net.criticism = = same as
 it ever was) + intelligentsia =/=

 intelligence =/= creativity,
 intelligence =/= morality

 intellectualism = net.thought,
 net.theory, net.discourse

 net.time = net.time + old.logic

 now = chance, change, public,
 future, actions, scale, world,
 shared beliefs = good will -
 violence - incitement -
 + strategy + working together
 people who believe in this truth

 5+ billion = human public
 home of human public = earth

 public 'we' = humanity
 public 'we' also = nettime

 public 'we' =/= net.intelligentsia
 net.intelligentsia = nettime network
 as ideological institutional bureacracy
 producing predictable products/commodities

 personal opinion = this, public-private
 concern, belief in possiblity - reality
 of 'discursive practice' + discourse +
 politic of the .net as ideological
 machination x millions of public-private
 spheres + language games + fallibility
 of language, limits of reason
 need for a calculus of shared communication
 human identity, human language, human logic,
 human truth, complex + contradictory, paradox

 hierarchy = flattened, humans are equals
 (men, women, children, ethnicities =/= basis
 for universal equality)

 belief in nettime as place for organizing
 ideological constructs, running currents
 of the stream, directing discourse, putting
 2 cents in, adding up to lots of ideological
 $ as controllable institutional power for

 change =/= protest - change in logic, thought,

 change = action + logic, thought, truth +
 protesting for this

 public =/= text

 public = psychology, way of seeing truth,
 perception, and belief + logic + reason
 + intention

 nettime's public intention = net.intelligentsia?

 net.intelligentsia = private power of net.
 individuals presupposing the public, private
 man's history =/= the human story

 net.time = to organize
 for change + to deter catastrophe + to use
 this moment to think ahead of the consequences
 of the now, global scale = localized, insulated,
 not enough = opportunity + moment - action,
 enough to address the scale of issues at
 the time needed to avert larger disasters

 public is contracting, not
 expanding = possibilities + space-time
 running out + need - shared reality as
 to the issues, as to the ideas

 need to organize, need to move beyond
 net.time = criticism =
 net.time needs net.thought = not about
 the internet, about net worth, something
 more than is put in, something to take
 home, to earth, not to the private flat

 net.time = networked.thought/thinking
 net.time, no longer =/= net.criticism,
 as net.critism is dead, everyone's a

 private + everyone = no (public) body

 -human being 

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