Blog Response 3

media aunthenticity is almost utterly flatten to me. I am desensistized to biased, fictious fact that trickle through media persons. Coporations and the government are highly branded machines of propaganda. Growing up in this sort of media landscape I am aware of media creation. As an artist I am very aware of self-representation and how it can extend an artist past themselves into a larger than life character. To me moral and ethics come into question when if I try to represent or speak about an oppressed person or community. I feel it is important for these minorities to be able to speak for themselves and represent through a specific lens. Context is a huge part of belivability in media. While digital media is often montaged and functions withtin a totally fragmented cacophanie of media, that often are biproducts of privatized control. I don’t think the government or groups of privatized corporation that drive capitalism approach media representation ethically so why should anyone else.

 

http://www.vice.com/en_ca/video/love-industries-digital-sex-669

This link shows how immersive technologies is being used by the porn industry. This  and the game industry will inevitable take unethical actions into a virtual simulation. I find this to be going into an unethical realm. This post reminds me of a movie that foreshadows, immersive virtual reality following a murder plot : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yaXPx6xWEQ 

 

A website functions as an installation for a few reasons. Websites have a lifespan, a user can visit the url it’s unique location and might not be there. The website is an installation because it is a space that host single digital works or multiple digital works. This essay states that digital files are invisible until performed visualization. The website is then a space that hosts many performative visualizations and arranges them within a space. This notion of the website as a medium reintroduces the aura back into digital work (copies). The copy in Groy’s view only has aura if it is printed out or documented and have a physical copy. I feel this would be justification of post-net artworks. This physicality while still a surrogate has aura. Walter Benjamin’s idea of aura needs a time and place for the work(s) to have an aura. From what Maneta’s is saying in this essay is that the unique location of a website url is the manifestation of the here and now of the art work

 

 

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