“today, we are all closed in concentration camps we call nations.”
announcement and our manifest
Internet has changed us. No matter what they tell you, Internet is man’s latest achievement that affected everything. It put an end to the world as we new it. People who entered and experienced it, began developing new ways of thinking, moved the boundaries of the impossible a little bit further and still have no idea where those borders can retreat to… are all these for the best? Or for the worse? One option is that every individual, who, in front of their computer decides what their own attitude will be, will determine this.
It is also true that the “contents” or, better said, the virtual places, (also known as websites) that one can find in this huge world, can help forge attitudes by pointing towards certain directions. .netculture was built hoping to become such a place. The difference is that the direction will not be suggested by .netculture itself, but by its visitors/collaborators.
A Means To An End…
The aim is the creation of a platform that will act as a simulator for people who do not like being receivers. It is meant or those who do not believe that they expand web’s interactive capabilities by pointless and endless surfing or chatting. .netculture will maintain this form forever: it will always and only be accessible through a computer or a device that can become a creative tool of expression. It will never be uploaded to a WAP server, you will never see it on TV, conventional or digital or whatever. That being said, we must say that .netculture will not bypass any new technologies that will help it become even more interactive and open to its users. What .netculture will ignore though, will be any technology that in turn ignores man’s ability to act.
A very small group created .netculture. We used our digital materials to give it a form. After that we pass it to those populating the web, to do what they like with it. Change it, expand it, shrink it, kill it. We are not planning on making any attempts to maintain it, if no one else does. We are only going to “play” as users every now and then, whenever we have the urge to interact and contribute. Just like any other user. The number of the forms .netculture can assume are not known. In fact that number exceeds by far all its potential visitors.
The idea of .netculture is simple. Anyone can collaborate, anytime, as many times as he or she likes. The experts, the professionals and the beginners alike. There will be no judges who will evaluate the material uploaded as long as that material is exploring the networked culture and abides with our manners.
The forms .netculture can assume can be forwarded through any creative channel people can imagine as long as the web supports it. It can be writing, imaging, application, design, sound, music, criticism, information, discussion, guidance. This list can expand as the web expands. Anything new we are eager to learn and use, as long as our ability to act and freely express ourselves is ensured.
and the end is…
What .netculture seeks is an exploration of this newfound digital landscape. A new kind of society is underway and with it, the need of defining it is born. The goal seems non achievable but we might as well try.
Shortly before the face of this landscape is forever changed and becomes firmly controlled, we decide to give ourselves a chance to say a few things.
So, what would you like to upload today?