I like the idea of using outdated software and hardware rather than
the latest systems. This allows one to concentrate of the art rather
than the newness of any system.
I agree with Victoria on the scariness of the closing down. I belive
there are many counterstrategies. The open source community is one.
Any DIY and hacking attemps are another.
There's a movement to set up alternate internet local networks that
don't rely on the existing system but rather use wifi or LAN's to
communicate. This is another effort at
regaining control of the information. Perhaps this is a bit far
afield of our subject but the issue is how to gain control of the
information system to free us from the larger control structures.
Is this performative? Yes insofar as it creates a Situationist Dérive
within a data space.
On Mar 6, 2014, at 5:18 AM, Victoria Bradbury wrote:
> On the subject of networks closing into personal space - the closed
> nature of apps and tablets is a bit scary when they are used as the
> tool for many young students as they learn to "work with computers"