one of the questions or implicit questions that Charlotte Frost asked (regarding rhizome but also other earlier maillists)
. Did the list(s) take on a distinct role in the media arts community and if so,
how would one describe that role?
· How have discussion lists changed the way we generate art knowledge?
I think the first one was addressed to Mark in particular? ; I joined rhizome too late to remember (or to have cared) whether it could have had a distinct
role in the media arts community and how impactful that role indeed might have been (and I want to point out that this "media arts community" is neither clear cut or easily boundaried, or self-identified, thus supposedly
the role it would have played it would have played for those engaging with rhizome or having a stake in its family, and not others who did not, nor wider audiences or students of art or performance elsewhere).
The role of the "on-line" thus is also open to questions, and as to the second point (above), it would interest me what others think -- Discussion lists have not changed the way art knowledge is generated. They have contributed to the discourse & debates on media and arts and cultures, and of course they were platforms, for dissemination of thought and works, acting and behaving alongside many other public platforms or methods of exchange...
But probably there are other stories to be told? and distinct roles will be remembered differently?
PS Charlotte did you see my earlier question about your forthcoming book?