Here, just an instantaneous free writing exercise around the questions I
want to share:
*"A moist media pulp fiction (or an escape attempt from the simulatable)"*
A datacloud was fluctuating in a datasky. Radio waves were *flowing
by*slowly and dancing and shaking the cloud waves-particles. For a
who was observing the system, the scale was macro; the time was complex; the
sun was shining, as unusual. The cloud was so excited that was about to rain
and give birth to a moist context that could be the beginning of a new
reality in a system of realities. Escaping from this about to born reality,
the moist nature of the rain was just a temporary sensorial illusion of the
databeing who was vibrating as the radio waves *pervase* its structure – "*Take
it as it comes /Specialize in having fun*". Suddenly, in an unpredictable
instant, here comes the rain. By maters of the observation, the soft rain
becomes a datapool where one can quantum jumping and meet a myriad of
multiple selves. Entangled delicate un-simulatable reality. Here comes the
sun. It's all right!
2011/1/17 Pier Luigi Capucci <email@example.com>
> Dear Yasminers,
> in this second discussion about the simulation issues the topics (the
> un-simulatable and the simulation of the senses) are very different,
> although related. In the remote and mediated communication some senses we
> normally use and that are very important in our everyday's life - like smell
> and touch - simply do not pass, they are not effective, are useless. While
> the simulation hugely involves the sight and the hear, which are the so
> called "superior senses", all the other sensory information is dropped out.
> Asimple information about the chemical senses:
> Many times we have heard about the need of restructuring and redefining the
> communication, a critique about "balancing" and discussing the
> communication's issues. Many important international events (like the almost
> concurrent Transmediale) seem devoted to the ethical issues of the
> communication. But maybe the problem is at a more general level, on the fact
> that from a sensory viewpoint the remote and mediated communication is
> poorer than the direct one because drops out an important part of the way we
> "get in touch" with each other. Hence we must admit we accepted to
> communicate more rapidly, over greater distance, in an increasingly
> affordable and economic way, but in exchange for an impoverished
> On the other side, in a world where the information is extensively
> simulated by the mass media and the new media - a topic debated in our first
> discussion last year in Yasmin - is there anything which can't enter the
> realm of simulation, which can't be simulated, hence reduced - since the
> simulation is always a reduction of the phenomenon which is being simulated?
> So what is un-simultable? And why?
> What are the artist doing in this direction?
> Some more info later!
> Thank you and best,
> Pier Luigi
> Pier Luigi Capucci
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