Context & Identity in Contemporary Hungarian Art

Reimagining the near past and constructing local identities. A Fulbright project by Linnea West (2012-13)

Mass communication and hackers

quotesY“The very same media which facilitate the homogenization eradicating cultural differences and forming global communication standards are actually quite suitable for independent-minority-use, as well. The mass production necessary for development and the user friendly approach required by the market (the quality of being clear for all) provide the opportunity for counter-cultural use–as shown by the appearance of the genres of independent film and video, minority video, alternative bulletin boards, pirate radio, and television and others. The independent researchers of the new media are the hackers, who search for the weak points of the systems, testing, as it were, the network. According too the ethical code of the hacker, all information should be free, but the data found must not be destroyed.”

-Janos Sugar, “Art  in the Present,” Polyphony

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This entry was posted on October 17, 2012 by in Quote.
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