[iDC] Alan's questions about media theory/ies

Sean Cubitt scubitt at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Jul 22 11:35:24 UTC 2009

Perhaps more like the cosmological question Œwhy is the universe lumpy¹? (to
which the answer might be either Œdark matter¹ or Œdunno¹!)

On 21/07/09 2:31 PM, "Simon Biggs" <s.biggs at eca.ac.uk> wrote:

> A bit like dark matter then?
> Simon Biggs
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> From: Sean Cubitt <scubitt at unimelb.edu.au>
> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 11:14:44 +0100
> To: Jonathan Beller <jbeller at pratt.edu>, Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com>,
> <idc at mailman.thing.net>
> Conversation: Alan's questions about media theory/ies
> Subject: [iDC] Alan's questions about media theory/ies
> Axiomatically, there is mediation. It comes before such accidental and
> contingent binaries as subjects and objects, space and time. It even precedes
> communication. Mediation is a name for the fundamental connection between (and
> within) everything. Sometimes it communicates, sometimes it just opens
> channels, sometimes it is pure poetry, and exchange of energies. The biggest
> question for any historical theory of media is: how come, in a universe where
> mediation is the law, there is such concentration, delay, detouring, and
> hoarding of  it?
> Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number
> SC009201

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