Re: [Frameworks] Santa's Complaint

From: Lara Hannawi (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Dec 26 2010 - 20:16:16 PST

if this is "not the place" for a simple joke (as supposed to an "art project across multiple posts"), because some people are too busy to keep up, then that's their loss. if people don't even take the effort, when replying to a reply, to see where that reply was based on, then this simply shows people's preoccupation with themselves -they read the word festival and start drooling- and don't have the interest or a second to spare to see what they were actually responding too. if people think humour isn't "useful" (which apparently it isn't because some people seem to lack it) or that it may only be exercised in designated places then that's their loss as well. thank you bernie and tony for being spontaneous and going against the all-controlling efficiency of today, which has even turned artists into boring people.

> Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 21:07:16 -0600
> From: email suppressed
> To: email suppressed
> Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Santa's Complaint
> Bernie,
> Thank you for your explanation.
> Many of us are rather busy, and lack the time to read every FrameWorks
> post, but stay subscribed to keep up with what's going on in a field
> we care about. We look to FrameWorks for information and opinion, not
> for what it seems like you intended, a kind of art project across
> multiple posts. People leave this list all the time when it becomes
> less useful to them, yet those of us who care about the field as a
> whole, not just our own work, would prefer to see the list be as
> inclusive as possible.
> For the record, I thought at first that you were in fact a festival
> organizer and had mistakenly posted a private email to the list,
> something that has happen before.
> You want to do conceptual essays by email, fine, but at least in my
> opinion, this is not the place for it.
> Fred Camper
> Chicago
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