What kind of mainstream media are we talking about. actually? Because while
we have been commenting (dare I say harping?) on this, no one has mentioned:
So while attention is being paid to both author and article for this
negative representation, we're drawing attention away from something that
could actually present more engaging questions/concerns within mainstream
media published on the same day (I think...).
On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 3:10 PM, helen varley jamieson <
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> good question. generally i don't care, because i think that mainstream
> media is always going to be like this & i'm busy enough already without
> worrying about that kind of thing; but i do get pissed off at how it
> invisibilises so much excellent work - whether through deliberate
> gatekeeping or sheer laziness; it is not that difficult to find out about
> digital art.
> h : )
> On 19/06/14 6:45 PM, Pau Waelder Laso wrote:
>> Dear Sarah and everyone,
>> I am following this conversation with great interest and it reminds of a
>> similar controversy that arose in Sept 2012 with Claire Bishop's infamous
>> article in Artforum. I think that at that time this list had an important
>> role in opening up a debate, although to my knowledge it all ended in
>> several messages written in the comments section of Artforum's website and
>> a letter published in the next issue, alongside a reply from Bishop.
>> At this point I ask myself: Should we really care that much? Is it so
>> important what a journalist who doesn't know about digital art writes in an
>> I am doing some research on these controversies and "blind spots" and I
>> would really like to know your opinion. Why be upset/worried/concerned by
>> these articles and how does it make you feel?
>> I know the answer may seem obvious, but it would be interesting to give
>> it some thought.
>> I thank you in advance for any kind of feedback!
>> Pau Waelder Laso
>> Art critic, curator and researcher
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>> site: www.pauwaelder.com
>> skype: pauwaelder
> helen varley jamieson
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