Patrice Riemens on Fri, 11 May 2012 14:49:07 +0200 (CEST)

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: <nettime> nettime-fr has a new start

> maybe some of those can explain /geert
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From:
>> Date: 10 May 2012 3:55:34 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Bienvenue sur la liste  "Nettime-fr"
>> Bienvenue sur la liste!
>> Nettime-FR renaît en version non modérée. Vous recevez ce mail parce
>> que vous êtes abonnés à [Nettime-Fr], liste de diffusion sur les
>> cultures en réseau.

Maybe there isn't that much to explain that is not already obvious, or
anyway unsurprising. has the somewhat checkered history common to (almost) all
French art/culture/politics project with plenty of hi.octane rows among
its unusally ueber-intellectual participants (making each other out for
'debiles' or 'Mongolians'). So it went thru several phases, the last of
which was near-death - and now resurection (Hosannah Hallelujah!)

The problem with nettime-fr, as I see it (and it's likely to continue), is
that it never was able to manage its hybridity between being a 'content'
and an 'agenda' (read 'self-promotion') list. The answer to that is called
moderation (aka 'censorship' in some quarters...) I guess. Well, if you
live on either bank of the Seine, good luck...

Cheers from patrizio & Diiiinooos!
(CoI disclaimer: appear to have been somehow involved in kick-starting
nettime-fr 0.0 ... ;-)

#  distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission
#  <nettime>  is a moderated mailing list for net criticism,
#  collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets
#  more info:
#  archive: contact: