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LIFE STYLE PRACTICE
What does it mean to be a net artist? Is it a life? A style? A practice? One way to think about the growing con/fusion of net art and net lit is as a continually emergent dialogue. You see someones web site in Brazil and send them an email from a vacation spot in Hawaii telling them how much you admire their work and a dialogue is born. This dialogue branches into more emails, web sites, symposiums and exhibitions. Soon, you have an instantaenously delivered multi-linear thread of narrative-potential being practiced as a form of social networking. Is this the story? Is it conceptual? Literary? Performative? What happens when the conversants agree to let the dialogues go public? Is this an activist recording or archiving of an ultra-contemporary art scene that defies categorization? Who owns it? Who buys it? Perhaps it's a kind of creative mindshare. LIFE STYLE PRACTICE includes dialogues between Mark Amerika, Eugene Thacker, Adrian Miles, Jeff Noon, Abe Golam and Dee Kine.