I just added to the menu bar here About Post #74. The drop down menu provides links to 8 different iterations of the Post #74 process plus related posts.
This provides a picture of the project, which has since its conclusion, consisted only of its randomized residue. As such, it has been I think mostly incomprehensible to new readers, and inaccessible to past readers.
Of course these characteristics are frequently those of ruins. To remediate them is to rehabilitate the ruins themselves, that is, to make them no longer ruins.
I have been uncertain about doing this. Is making Post #74 comprehensible and accessible in fact destroying it? Perhaps so, but trying to preserve the status of the post as a ruin also to destroys it.
So fans of Post #74 (I know you’re out there), here it is, the boxed set!
For many occupants, experiencing contrast between digital and analog space can heighten the vividheuristicsense of first person now-ness that can become dulled with immersion in one or the other.
An occupant’s perception ofeitheras unexpectedly stale can damage, possibly destroy, the transmuted fourth wall of the
space encouraging, but not completing, a sense of ruin-ness.
Spaces become ruined by decay, (dead links, crumbling walls), the encroachment of the out-of-place (trees growing through roofs, obvious spam in the Comments)and progressive temporal decontextualization. This is an
a-sequentialality rather than an a-temporality. The de-purposing of such spaces depends, as everything depends, on a/the defining point of view. A completely de-purposed spaceistheonly completely ruined space.
Time and space do not easily cohabit. The
mere passage of un-updated time opens discoherent voids between mediated space and the occupant. Is it loss or
inability, amnesia or aphasia, ghost or monster ?
This can reproduce the politics of trauma,whichisall politics, in the encounter with mediated space,whichisallspac e.
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