Re: [Frameworks] Avant-garde film, Facebook, and the nature of attention

From: Kenneth H Wood <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 09:22:51 -0500 (CDT)

These discussions are part of the deal, for me, and are usually the ones I'm interested in taking a look at. I'm glad there is this resource for people with specific technical questions, but I usually don't look at those. When I'm interested, it's because the individual and/or the subject interests me, which is also how I respond to individual posts on facebook--I never look at FB group pages.

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From: "Jason Halprin" <>
To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:49:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Avant-garde film, Facebook, and the nature of attention

>From: Jonathan Walley <>
>To: Experimental Film Discussion List <>
>Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:19 AM
>Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Avant-garde film, Facebook, and the nature of attention

>Dear Monica (and anyone else who is frustrated with this discussion

And I would add to Jonathan's comments here that this discussion has, so far, exhibited a high level of amicable discourse. A far cry from some of the "flame-wars" discussions of the past.

And, as I have yet to weigh in, it is worth noting that with any of the technologies discussed (texting, twitter, facebook), one may choose the level at which each is allowed to intrude into your time and energy. We all have the option to only check our email or texts a limited amount each day (or not at all), and as this pertains to Frameworks, there are a number of options at your disposal with the current listserv format.

Personally, I choose to received each message as an individual post, and have a filter set in my webmail (yahoo, in my case) that directs all Frameworks emails to their own folder. This allows me to see that Frameworks has been quite active, and to peruse the discussion when I choose to...or ignore it when I choose not to get involved.

My 2 cents is, sure, have a FB group. Someone with the time and energy should start a forum (the most extensive one that I use allows me to fix almost anything on my VW). But, there are over 1000 subscribers to this list, and it has often been a great community. A number of friends who I now see on a regular basis first crossed my path here. Why is it necessary to migrate? Why not start new communities, on different delivery formats, with different potential new members, and encourage the crossover?

-Jason Halprin

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