[thingist] No need to take your shoes off when you enter.

Jerome Joy joy at thing.net
Sat Mar 28 21:27:19 UTC 2009

Thanks Arfus for your brilliant introduction to the m-l
So I follow you

I am Jerome Joy, artist and composer based in France.

I'm currently directing with Peter Sinclair the sonic research lab,  
Locus Sonus - audio in art, http://locusonus.org/, and I work with GH  
Hovagimyan and Peter on the development of the art server nujus.net,  
http://nujus.net/ .

I had realized a series of online projects on thing.net between 1997  
and 2008, such as Collective JukeBox, Forum Hub, nocinema.org, etc.  
in crossing audio art, net and sometimes visuals. And I continue in  
this moment with Sobralasolas ! (with Kaffe Matthews, etc.), Lascaux2  
and 3 (with Paul Devautour) and other workspaces. So this means I  
develop such as a moderator and initiator, art platforms or  
'plateaux' like dynamical and collaborative situations tied to social  
and technological contexts. This brings me to write some papers and  
articles here and there ...
My musical work gathers various forms, from harsh noise performances  
and sonic immersive moments, to radio works and netmusic & streaming  
& networked performances, and to improbable music bands and systems  
(pizMO, picNIC, PacJap, RadioMatic, ...), which the objectives aim at  
approaching live composition, comprovisation and listening situations  
into different contexts.
(most of my works can be listened on http://joy.nujus.net/ )

My current works are :
NMSAT, Networked Music and SoundArt Timeline (with Locus Sonus), a  
open ressource and database
Locustream, a worldwide open mikes network (with LS), http:// 
and something you could be interested in, A brief history of The  
Thing, a project I develop in dialog with Wolfgang Staehle, but a lot  
of things remain to be written ... http://joy.nujus.net/w/?page=Brief% 

and a lot of other things ... that are involved next months in  
several presentations and shows which will take place in various  

my native language is french, so certainly my (fr)english writing and  
typing could be a little bit exotic but I'll try to do my best in  
order to be understood ;-) I hope you get me

Sorry to have been so long for a first sending ...


Le 28 mars 09 à 21:01, arfus greenwood a écrit :

> Hello again all,
> We are pleased to have received such an overwhelming response to  
> the re-launching of THE THINGIST.
> As many of you may already know, The Thing has been in a kind of  
> hibernation over the past few years, having moved its offices from  
> Postmasters Gallery to the Clocktower Gallery. Now after great  
> discussion, we are actively seeking a physical exhibition space,  
> grant-writing, fundraising and generally “think-tanking” for the  
> future.
> The stars seem to have aligned. The social and intellectual  
> environment seems ripe for a new beginning. (or plug in your own  
> socialist realism aphorism here.)
> But what of the new and what of the old? What is still relevant and  
> how to take these into still unchartered territories?
> This is where we would like to begin with The Thingist.
> (And forgive me the lengthy email but…joy, joy!)
> In the past, The Thingist was a terrific resource for a wide range  
> of concerns on the cusp of art, new media and social discourse. The  
> breadth of knowledge (and quirkiness) of its participants created a  
> one-of-kind mailinglist.
> And in the event of this exciting new phase for The Thing, we look  
> forward to each of your distinctive voices again.
> As always a malleable thing, we will be more actively shaping how  
> this list functions. And your thoughts are essential to this  
> process; but already there a few aspects that we gathered from the  
> past.
> When new members subscribe, we will attempt to introduce them to  
> the group. Maybe this seems a bit formal, but we will keep it  
> simple and low-key. However, for the moment we encourage each of  
> you to provide a tiny little update about your current craziness  
> within your first post.
> As always a gentlemen’s code is assumed in this realm. Other  
> listers’ email addresses should never become a part of your  
> personal email flurries (although personal banter should, of  
> course, be delivered more personally.)
> Because we are carefully expanding the list, at first, there will  
> be a rather loose moderation. This may result in a turnover of post  
> from instant to a few hours. With this, let’s all try to make posts  
> meaningful. Often one’s Inbox becomes cluster-fucked with response  
> like “yes” (or “NO”.) And understandably, sometimes there is  
> nothing more powerful than a simple “yes”; but this has the habit  
> of creating endless posts to open and eventually affects the  
> vitality of the discussion.
> Okay, let’s cap it off there for now. Parameters are an elephant  
> over the alps!
> I am Arfus Greenwood. Some of you know me as an hysterical writer/ 
> curator, therefore meaning flustered, New York art personality, who  
> might fall down drunk in one moment and then deliver a diatribe on  
> the little other, in the next.
> Presently, together with Wolf, I have the time and perverse  
> interest to read every little item that each of you write. I am  
> deliberate but I like joy and sublimity is my filter. (Damn, that’s  
> starting to sound like a sexy personal ad… but I refuse to be self- 
> aware about it… ?) Anyway, I write anything. I am a writing whore  
> and fiction is my focus. (But this is not your concern; regardless  
> of what you write, I assume that it is all a kind of fiction.)
> If I have anything to say in terms of assisting in shaping the  
> list, I will sneak up on you privately. (No one need know.)
> But for now…
> The forum is open!
> Cheers, Bis Bald,
> arfus
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