Reed Altemus said:Well, maybe the wave of the future is nanomailart or genetically-modified mailart whatever. I feel closer ties to the idea of networking (Reid mentioned Chuck Welch an old friend and collaborator) and community-building than to the individual and exchange of handmade postcards. The process of networking, or maybe better, netplerking (because networking is playful), is more important than the arts and farking crafts to me. Networking is ajoyful celebration of community not an exchange between a limited number of chosen pARTners the exclusion of others. Everyone is an artist and that means that, ultimately, art itself has got to go. In any case, the Internet is NOT the future, it was the future back in the 80ies, the Internet is NOW.
Wilma Duguay said:Hi Reed,
I am very curious as to why you feel that snail mail is the wave of the past.
What do you see as the wave of the future? Is it the Internet perhaps?
Please clarify. Thanks.
Reed Altemus said:Forget postal art, Ruud, postal art is history. Snail mail is the wave of the past.
Another reason I like posting art to the web and not snail mail is that I had trouble storing all the mail art I received. And I could not afford to mail it all back out... it was getting too expensive and taking up too much space.