|John Hopkins on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:44:12 +0100 (CET)|
[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]
|Re: <nettime> Armin Medosch talks Technopolitics (2010)|
On 26/Feb/17 10:13, Patrice Riemens wrote:
Armin Medosch - Technopolitics Uploaded on Dec 16, 2010 Brian Holmes symposium - The Artistic Device Saturday 27 November 2010"
Sharing the experiences of many of you, I can recall numerous encounters with Armin in Helsink, Riga, Vilnius, Berlin, London, Linz, Hasselt, Amsterdam, and possibly elsewhere, back into the mid-90s. Some good partying, dancing, and dialogue. Yes, a challenging and idiosyncratic personality, but his extremely wry, dry, and funny humor, his presence, his voice (powerful both sonically and intellectually), and his generosity was a beautiful addition to the many conclaves. Indeed, he was everywhere. Thanks to the RIXC crew for being a perfect platform in the series of Acoustic Space / Wave editions and exhibitions/meetings that have Armin's fingerprints all over them. I can't pin-point the last time I spent time with him f2f, I guess in 2008 or so, in Netherlands or maybe in London. A raucous dinner somewhere. He was always to be counted on to turn in a well-considered and passionate commentary when things on brico, spectre, nice, nettime, new-media-curating, idc, and certainly other listservs turned sour or so. In my email archive, I see 495 emails, and smile reading some of them... As a teacher, he had an instinctual gift to understand the degrees of freedom necessary for learning to proceed. We shared our strategies on how to deal with the institutional frameworks that tended to dull true learning. Back in 2013 he sent me a packet of his (formal) class descriptions (unfortunately, no notes, or other items). I'd be very interested to hear any reminiscences from his former students. Clearly we all learned from him. I was looking around at items I have in my archive of correspandence with Armin, links and materials he had sent me, and I am wondering if anyone is attempting to collect any written/media traces that are in danger of being lost -- I was reading his review of Pixelache from 2007 and there were several interviews he did, but those mp3 links were dead... :-( I do hope, along with the Stubnitz tapes that there will fall together some of those network fragments. I'd be happy to collect and host anything that folks find that cannot be preserved on some other server... Echoing Armin speaking about Robert Adrian's passing just 16 months ago: "we will always remember you well" peace, john -- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dr. John Hopkins, BSc, MFA, PhD hanging on to the Laramide Orogeny twitter: @neoscenes http://tech-no-mad.net/blog/ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ # 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: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: email@example.com # @nettime_bot tweets mail w/ sender unless #ANON is in Subject: