From: brian carroll [SMTP:human@...
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2000 1:46 AM
Subject: the Architecture of Electricity
(i am sending this message out to anthropologists because this thesis works
to establish the anthropological impact and relationship of electricity to
human beings, which i've developed around the concept of an e-human, homo
electrus, who has built an electrical civilization on Earth)...
ANTHRO-L: i've completed a thesis which rationalizes the electrical
infrastructure in architectural terms. my intention is to build a solid
foundation for the indepth critique of networks of electrical power, media,
& technology-that which underlies the Internet and the e-commerce engine.
i consider this work open-source, basing the text on a series of defined
CODE-words. please consider using these words in your own work to extend or
challenge the AE thesis. i will host these texts and any others which
discuss electricity and electrical phenomena on the AE project website.
for example, the AE thesis enables a structural approach to subjects as
diverse as the 'digital divide', net.art, Echelon, cryptography, e-tail,
hacktivism, consciousness, history of technology, pollution, virtual
reality, information warfare, electromagnetic architecture, etcetera, in one
my hope is to become a critical repository for information on electricity,
and its economic, social, & political impact.
[i need to state that my effort is non-profit in nature].
i look forward to collaborating with you...
T H E A R C H I T E C T U R E O F E L E C T R I C I T Y
launching 12/31/99 - 01/01/00 PST
b r i a n t h o m a s c a r r o l l
independent architectural researcher
* AE T H E S I S O V E R V I E W --
An ARCHITECTURAL thesis examining ELECTRICITY...
the ways it exists in the WORLD... its EPOCHAL evolution...
its formation in the ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE of POWER,
MEDIA, and TECHNOLOGY... defining new experiences of SPACE
and TIME, AESTHETICS, and CULTURE- a new ELECTRICAL ORDER...
juxtaposed with the ARCHITECTURAL ORDER of TRADITION,
revealing an ARCHITECTURE OF ELECTRICITY. (AE)
* 100 illustrations * 180 definitions * 60 sections *
* 10 years in the making-
THE MEDIUM IS ELECTRICITY and THE MESSAGE IS ELECTRIC
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