for the Public Domain
"Social space is produced and structured by conflicts. With this recognition,
a democratic spatial politics begins.…..The political sphere is not only
a site of discourse; it is also a discursively constructed site. From
the standpoint of a radical democracy, politics cannot be reduced to something
that happens inside the limits of a public space or political community
that is simply accepted as 'real'. Politics, as Chantal Mouffe writes,
is about the constitution of the political community. It is about the
spatializing operations that produce a space of politics. Oliver Marchardt
firstname.lastname@example.org, emailing email@example.com on the nettime mailing list:
Let us stretch the classical western notions of the 'public' as an open
and local space of conversation, solidarity and dialogue towards the dimensions
of the hidden and the ubiquitous. This will bring into meaning the very
opposite of what we commonly understand when we say 'Public.' There is
an Indian song which says, 'The Public, it knows everything.' This suggests
that the public includes things that are not necessarily apparent, or
visible, or transparent. It means, the Public knows more things than the
'marketplace of the knowable.' It suggests codes and protocols of encryption
that circulate in self-governing constellations of people, data and cultures.
It evokes the idea of very public secrets, of whispers, rumors, prophecies,
blandishments, fantasies and calls for insurrection that no one may be
willing to speak out loud for fear of being caught but which, nevertheless,
everyone is murmuring. This means that the Public Domain may be the safest
refuge for those ideas that are vulnerable because they are the most radical.
The ones that need to be most obscure to the censor, and at the same time
most understandable in common speech, because they are the closest to
lived experience. The designs of identification and the disguises of anonymity
are equally attractive forms of costumes in this domain. In shifting between
one and the other, between secrets and announcements, lies the enigmatic
attraction of surfing the Public Domain."
do we show the vulnerability of NGOs and media artists?
What is a Public Domain Scanner?
What is Portscanning?
Art, Media and Legal Issues:
Artistic network practice on the bad guys space
CODES BAD GUYS SPACE
Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Computers
For the Public Domain
Giorgio Agamben On Security and Terror
The Patriot Act