prepping for tmrw's data healing session has me thinking about how most of my data trauma stems from this tension between my bursting desire to share + interact online, and the reality of navigating the internet while still bound by the material constraints of race/class in the physical world*...& the reality of how culture (read: thought production, materialized) - specifically black culture - has been wholly commodified thru [email protected].
is there a way to protect marginalized voices navigating open-source thought-exchange digital landscapes (are.na) from the engrained predatory habits of capitalist consumption :/ (in this case, packaged as 'academia') aka psycho-culturally extractive interaction lol
:/ :/ thoughts welcomed, but plz don't use this for yr dissertation research :p
*(moving to New York has added nuance to this, thru proximity)
Notoriety in post-Internet pop culture comes from either persistent productivity, or commitment to a level of visibility that generates interest—even in the absence of creative output.
I know Post-Internet art when I see art made for its own installation shots, or installation shots presented as art. Post-Internet art is about creating objects that look good online: photographed under bright lights in the gallery's purifying white cube (a double for the white field of the browser window that supports the documentation), filtered for high contrast and colors that pop.