On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:33 PM, Josephine Bosma <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Wow. That is amazing. I hope my English and my work have improved a bit
> over time.
I hope mine has as well, J! [Actually reading through the archives is an
extremely interesting process - like watching the beginnings of the net art
scene unfurl, close up in small spurts, then unfurl again - almost like a
> This gives me an idea though. My own archive of 7-11 has vanished, as do
> my other mail archives of that time. Mez reminds me however that there are
> people who still have theirs.
I'm actually going through most of the output of early net art history
[archives, documentation, catalogues] as part of an invitation from Duke
University to develop a comprehensive career archive of my works,
associated documents/referential material, correspondence and papers to be
housed there at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Makes for fascinating reading.
> Would it be something to initiate a project, on online archive of mailing
> list archives? I for one really miss the early years of the Rhizome
> archives, from before it was called 'raw' (1997-2001). In fact, all of the
> Rhizome mailing list archives seem to have disappeared from their website.
> People who have (parts of) these could maybe be persuaded to share them.
I'd be more than happy to contribute. I've kept as much archival material
as possible [even then I realised how crucial our contributions would
become in terms of a historicising process]. I actually intend to collate
them all in book form at some stage, perhaps with an accompanying
"commentary" of sorts...
> It would be great if this would also include earlier art 'lists' or
> mailboxes, including those on the early net and in BBS times. In Tilman
> Baumgärtel's first book on net.art is an interview with Rena Tangens and
> Padeluun, for example. They ran a 'mailbox' named 'Bionic'. It would also
> be great to have the Artex 'list' content in there, run by Robert Adrian.
There's a great set of emails of a Vuk Cosic interview by jodi that I came
across when trawling my archives. I'll see if I can ferret it out again and
post it here.
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