for the moment

It’s a nice short quote tempting me to take it out of its context – its ‘closed garden walled system’:

In the techno-centric world, we relish persistence yet that is so antithetical to the way in which we normally negotiate the social world. Information production and identity performance are not the same thing even if they both boil down to bits. Often, communication, sharing and identity performance are crafted in the moment for the moment, not for all of eternity.

Its perfectly describing the pure performative aspect on the other side there has always been the problem of reminiscent documentational material especially to decscribe those fluid moments. Despite – when comparing the two mentioned worlds (social/tech) – memories can linger on and be reevoked by various stimuli while meticulously collected data is just collected data .. at least in concerns of interaction that makes a difference …

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  1. 9/6/2005
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    Thanks for your perceptive and supportive comments on Cassavetes!

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