Re: [ox-en] Spreading the word
- From: Stefan Merten <smerten oekonux.de>
- Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 23:26:05 +0200
Hi Johan and all!
6 days ago johan soderberg wrote:
Oekonux is full of interesting viewpoints, analysis
and facts unattainable anywhere else.
It seems to me
that we (together with a handful of other
internet-radical-academics like Barbrook and Lessig)
are on to something big that has been curiously
overlooked by all others.
This is my point of view, too.
Not just by mainstream,
corporate-oriented media but equally by
counter-hegemonic intellectuals, from revolutionary
(Hardt&Negri) to less so (Castells - though the later
made a contribution in ´the Hacker Ethic´- has anyone
I even reviewed the book on this list - including heavy citing ;-) .
It's really great IMHO. Unfortunately Pekka Himanen was already too
loaded to come to the conference :-( :-( .
BTW: It's a pity you can't come to Berlin :-( .
To surface these issues in society at
large, we have to reach outside the internet
community. I have contacted 'conventional' marxists
with mixed results, two Swedish political/radical
fanzines have shown genuine interest and will publish
articles on the subject. But to get the subject
recognised by the ivory towers it has to be circulated
in credible, non-virtual arenas.
Just in case I never said this here ;-) : Personally I do not count
very much on the ivory towers. My experiences in this regard are, that
they like to ignore us. Sometimes there are single people inside the
ivory towers which find Oekonux interesting and they find their way to
us. This is the way I experienced as very productive. To confront the
ivory towers with our ideas OTOH is rarely productive. Because of this
personally I stopped doing such things because IMHO it's a waste of
time. Of course others may see things differently - and act
Thus I wish to flag this question. Could it be a
project of Oekonux, or people involved here, to
publish a book on hacking-copyright-marxism? Possibly
a contributive collection made in the spirit of the
This is nonetheless a great idea. I'll make some remarks in another
Mit Freien Grüßen