Re: Frameworks Decade and Beyond

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 23 2007 - 17:33:09 PST

I'm flagging it as junk mail these days.


On Jan 23, 2007, at 3:54 PM, James Kreul wrote:

> Hello all,
> Does anyone have any recommendations for other lists, blogs, or
> message
> boards that feature healthy discussions of experimental film? I
> don't plan
> to sign off of Frameworks, but it is clear that I'm going to have to
> supplement my diet with other sources.
> It occurred to me that I've been on Frameworks (off and on) for
> about 10
> years. Thanks to everyone who has been very helpful and supportive
> on this
> list, especially when I posted more actively back in the day.
> But a few recent threads have made me question how useful
> Frameworks is
> these days. It remains great for news, event and new release
> announcements
> and the This Week in Avant-garde listings (again, thanks to
> everyone who
> keeps the rest of us in the loop). But it seems like there are too
> many
> reasons not to initiate threads or participate in existing
> threads. Too
> often I find myself asking: "Why the hell is this in my Frameworks
> mailbox,
> and why did I open it?" In fact, I just thought that again today,
> which
> prompted this post. I have to assume that I'm not the only one of
> the 500
> people on the list who feel that way (it used to be that high, I
> don't know
> the current numbers).
> I remember meeting people who knew me from Frameworks but I didn't
> know them
> because they were "lurkers," people who only read and never posted. I
> realize I have now become a lurker myself, and I really miss the
> "good ol'
> days." I also remember thinking that it would be great once I started
> teaching avant-garde courses to have my students to sign up to
> Frameworks to
> learn as much as I did in the first few years. Now I don't feel
> that way at
> all. In the past I've used the Frameworks archive to help with some
> research questions. I can't imaging doing so for many of the
> discussions in
> the past few months.
> I have to assume that many of the discussions that would have been
> active a
> few years ago have migrated to other lists, blogs, and so forth. I
> also
> assume that a lot of people who have migrated elsewhere or started
> their own
> blogs remain lurkers on Frameworks. Any leads would be appreciated.
> James Kreul
> University of North Carolina Wilmington
> email suppressed
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