I'm new to this list, so I've posted a bit of a bio at the bottom of my
Peter Ciccariello wrote:
> I imagine digital /wild nature/ would, out of necessity, contain it?s
> own forms of detritus or disintegration/ decomposition. Perhaps as lost
> or non-existent links or pixel degradation in JPG?s. I am imagining a
> tannic, pixel loam teaming with digital bacteria.
Good point. In some ways we could suggest that the Internet's
packet-transmission method, in which bits of data find their own way
across cyberspace from server to client, could be one wild space. I
also agree with the idea that viruses and semi-autonomous programs (such
as blog-spambots) function as a second _wild digital nature_.
As a tangent, I'd also like to ask about whether the emerging global
digital sphere makes physical 'wild' spaces digital. I just read, for
instance, about a small island country whose government is planning to
make the entire island wi-fi accessible. All the wild becomes digital then.
ps> I am Brendan Riley, a professor of English (teaching Composition and
New Media) at Columbia College Chicago, a college offering liberal
education in the performing and media arts. My writing and thinking
usually hovers around questions of composition, media, cinema, video
games, and the ramifications of electracy (the emerging digital age). I
maintain a website here: http://www.curragh-labs.org/. I'm excited to
be on the list, and to hear what y'all have to say.
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