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On Feb 19, 2005, at 1:20 PM, jimpunk wrote:
>http://www.screenfull.net/stadium/2005/02/rhzome-subject-of-texts.html

announcing the "rh:zome Subject (# of texts)" project. as of the writing of this [msg/txt] "rh:zome Subject (# of texts)" includes the the following features:

"rh:zome Subject (# of texts)"  includes a txt msg: "PLEASE DO NOT CL!CK"  as an alt tag to a code snippet that self-referentially links to the "screenfull stadium rock net.art" show @: http://www.screenfull.net/stadium/

++ includes links to:

http://del.icio.us/screenfull

++

http://del.icio.us/LaBoiteEnValise

that utilize del.icio.us profiles to [promote/distribute] projects + pieces. LaBoiteEnValise in particular relates to earlier threads on Rhizome.org about the remixological, newMedia, digitalArt, Duchamp + chess.

++ screenfull Splash scrs 3, 2 + 1. -> do these Splashes reference Rhizome.org's alt.interfaces "a series of alternative interfaces to Rhizome's archives of text and art." (0) ?

++ links to + appropriations of blogger.com + feedburner.com imgs + functionality, the most participatory of which allow comments to be added to the work.

all of these elements combine to create a highly self-referential loop through process or loop back test that {branches|bounces} off of Rhizome.org threads, discursively hyperthreading to multiply, connect, decenter + circulate the subject of "rhzome-subject-of-texts". as such, "rh:zome Subject (# of texts)" functions rhizomatically as rhizomeness is described by Gilles Deleuze + Felix Guattari in A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia as quoted by Rhizome.org in Rhizome.org's About Us. (1)

this remix of the "PLEASE DO NOT" threads traces back to the ongoing "PLEASE DO NOT SPAM ART" project by trashconnection as sent to RHIZOME_RAW from www AT trashconnection.com. trashconnection's "PLEASE DO NOT SPAM ART" positions spamware as artware + allows usrs of the "PLEASE DO NOT SPAM ART" system to construct + send spam msgs as an ongoing + open process. the "PLEASE DO NOT SPAM ART" posts handmade spam msgs to addressees selected by the usr of the system + also CC's those msgs to the o-o Mailing List. the o-o Mailing List is described as:

" o-o is an experimental mailing list for net art and it's theory. Also for providing information about electronic art, technology and events."

data.src:

title: >>>> info o-o
dvr: o-o
uri: http://www.o-o.lt/post/

o-o, which "PLEASE DO NOT SPAM ART"  connects to via [CC'ing/porting/piping] data to, also features a
"spam.it option" that can be used (anonymously or w/any available identity including 01's own) to fwd msgs to various related other platforms + listservs that address newMedia art theorypraxis, such as list@rhizome.org.

while i love the horizontal spread of the "rh:zome Subject (# of texts)" project + the ethic of appropriating [+/or] remixing while porting [+/or] piping a conversational data set from 01 src to another, i wonder if the flatness of "rh:zome Subject (# of texts)", in terms of the engagement it presents as options, doesn't close the feedback loop to closely to the surface. "PLEASE DO NOT SPAM ART" remains open to the abyss of spamware as a system that can be utilized artistically. the o-o Mailing List multiples those options while also targeting specific discursive platforms such as Rhizome.org. the Rhizome.org "PLEASE DO NOT" threads function as a playfull insider's games for those [in/on] the Rhizome.org platform who are familiar w/trashconnection's "PLEASE DO NOT SPAM ART" project + announcements. will "rh:zome Subject (# of texts)" open this system? will "rh:zome Subject (# of texts)" further, widen, deepen [+/or] flatten the conversation? + while these questions circulate,
  looping through these networks, awaiting remailing, expansion + comment, i also wonder if "rh:zome Subject (# of texts)" offers or mobilizes critique of the systems that are @ play with[in/out] of the project, or if such an intention exists in this mutual recursion... (?)

// jonCates
2005.02.20
CHI IL .US

(#) referents:

(0)

data.src:

title: alt.interface
dvr: Rhizome.org
format: various
uri: http://rhizome.org/interface/

(1)

data.src:

title: About Us
dvr: Rhizome.org
format: php, txt + img
uri: http://rhizome.org/info/index.php

// nfo sent [thru/to] tingleTangled interwebs via:
// jonCates
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