June 2005

Distributed Aesthetics Abound

The notion of cross-media storytelling is creeping into academic and art. A sibling concept, 'distributed aesthetics', is being bandied about at a few 'spaces'. Here are a couple in Australia:Fibreculture Journal: upcoming Distributed Aesthetics IssueIt has been widely argued by sociologists, cultural and media theorists such as Manuel Castells, Arjun Appardurai and Geert Lovink that…

I’ve just been hacked

I changed my blogger ftp username and password yesterday and I get up today to find my site has been hacked with message left: irdex owns joo! None of my other websites were touched so I can only presume that blogger is currently unstable (for those that ftp to another server and don't have their…

Books into the Mix

I think books are an under-utilised media in cross-media projects. It is understandable to some extent -- they take a long time to produce and are really a one-person job, whereas most other forms of entertainment (besides painting) can be/are more collaborative. Another reason why they are not utilised in cross-media works is because they…
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