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Transient media

Cubitt, Sean, Papastergiadis, Nikos and McQuire, Scott (2008) Transient media Public, (37), pp. 76-85.

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Abstract

As the unconscious of mnemotechnic machines, the crowd is still structured by what excludes it. In the art of the future, it will be vital to restructure that relationship by assuming the crowd as the unit of consciousness. As we know, however, there is no 'unit' of consciousness: consciousness is not thinkable in less than the face-to-face relation, and more properly still in less than social relations. The art of the immediate future, the transient media that are most fascinating in their ambitions, are those that create the grounds not for web 2.0 social networking of vestigial individuals, but for the dialogue between crowds.

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Published date: 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 179755
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/179755
ISSN: 0845-4450
PURE UUID: 4fb704a5-f724-425a-bf11-76981a9639fa

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Date deposited: 07 Apr 2011 15:01
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:02

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Author: Sean Cubitt
Author: Nikos Papastergiadis
Author: Scott McQuire

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