> about context series
the world emerge as a new territory constantly reconfiguring itself.
A discovery journey is needed. At context weblog we do this journey
by processing the flow of information --sampling, mapping and experiencing
the new territory, the emerging digital culture. Almost daily we
take and publish "samples" in a blog (or weblog) and monthly we
take a look to new cartographies, to the digital mapmaking of reality.
The map isn't the territory, as the model isn't reality. The map
is a referential structure; inside a coordinate system all can be
referenced laying the gridwork for reality. We choose the coordinate
system of internet references for our "mapping" activities. The
*context series <http://straddle3.net/context/index.html#series>
section of context weblog have this mapping function. By spring
2003, we will pack the 2002 context series as a physical exhibition
with their book-catalogue offering a wide mapping on emerging culture.
The first series was devoted to 'Information
Arts. Intersections of Art, Science and Technology' book by
Stephen Wilson, a key contribution to the mapping of art in our
contemporary context, focusing on the revolutionary work of artists
and theorists who challenge the separations of art and science initiated
in the Renaissance. The second issue of context series was devoted
Computing', that refers to the search for a new development
of representation and notation, the exploration on the use of artistic
methods and processes within common representations found in computing.
The third issue of context series was devoted to 'Science
Commons', that referenced some significant developments related
with the free flow of knowledge in the shared on-line environment
and the need to kept information free. The fourth issue of context
series was devoted to 'Weblog,
a new flow of information', presenting the publishing phenomena
of weblogs as a next step in an emergent and self-organised flow
of information, characteristic of our post-web world.
> about context weblog
an online publication of the *context project <http://straddle3.net/context/>,
which aims to appropriate and disseminate the emerging culture as
a new 'art de vivre' the planetary civilization that technology
is creating. The 'zero ground' current situation highlights the
need of this kind of public observatory, this research and development
project, this innovative publishing model that contribute to be
ready for the coming context, for the next cycle; "the tech revolution
is about to get rebooted."