On 06/10/13 03:03 AM, Simon Biggs wrote:
> Whilst some used the lists for creative practice (Alan Sondheim, Mez,
> Vuk Cosic, Heath Bunting and Alexei Shulgin all did this) others saw
> them as primarily social media - a means for establishing
> professional and personal relationships.
That mailing lists were a site for the making and consumption of art, as
well as discussion of it, is a key aspect of their value. People made
work in ASCII or small image attachments that I find to be of lasting
value. Other people then critiqued or built on them as part of the same
flow of communication, all jumbled in together
Sometimes it was hard to tell which was which. Another example of the
erasure of disciplinary distinctions.