File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0110, message 77

Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 21:40:47 +0100
Subject: Re: Lyotard on the "here-and-now".


What's the reference page, text etc.


hbone wrote:

>Dear All,
>In nt notes on "The Inhuman", I found the following quote:
>"The question raised by the new technologies in connection with their
>relation to art is that of the "here-and-now".  What does 'here' mean on the
>phone, on television, at the receiver of an electronic telescope?  And the
>'now'?  Does not the 'tele'-element necessarily destroy presence, the
>'here-and-now' of the forms and their 'carnal' reception?  What is a place,
>a moment, not anchored in the immediate 'passion' of what happens?  Is a
>computer in any way here and now?  Can anything  _happen_ with it?  Can
>anything happen  _to_  it?"
>I read "The Inhuman" sometime ago, but the above never grabbed my attention.
>Now, I find it intriguing, for I don't understand it.
>Since it is one of the works most quoted on the List, I'm sure some of you
>have studied this passage, and would appreciate comments.


Driftline Main Page


Display software: ArchTracker © Malgosia Askanas, 2000-2005