Monday, 12 March 2012
UnlikeUs Morning Meeting
I attended the UnlikeUs morning meeting - I felt like a sneak sitting at the back making notes. I wasn't though, just interested how they planned on moving forwards etc. Two things of note, Geert Lovink compared social media to pop culture, which is why it was not taken seriously, or was perhaps easy to dismiss. This relates to a point I have made in my research about artist taking leave from it as it doesn't constitute a serious platform, or location of inquiry. Whilst I understand both sides I just do not feel comfortable to remove myself from it. The other notable point was that the Netherlands was as equally fucked financially as the UK academic scene.