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 ====== The internet as a space for psychogeographical projects ====== ====== The internet as a space for psychogeographical projects ======
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 +[Revista Bostezo  - Manuel Gomez Burns | illustration](https://www.mgomezburns.net/Revista-Bostezo)
  
 The statement is awkward but the idea is to take SI to new turf. Browsing is dérive. Always has been. And crossing spaces has taken on a psychological turn as early as AOL.  The statement is awkward but the idea is to take SI to new turf. Browsing is dérive. Always has been. And crossing spaces has taken on a psychological turn as early as AOL. 
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 And then there’s the boredom. Nothing new from the people moving on the net. And the power plays. Institutions attempting to regularize their own spaces and those who pass through. Mediums, twitters. For the sake of quality. For the sake of excitement. Attempts to commodify the streets we travel. Browsing becomes addiction, because a good consumer is goal-oriented. The goal being attention. Pages that pose as apps. Apps as pages. Catalogues and collections: monoskop, tates, libraries, sites of collected lists and forgotten umbrellas.  And then there’s the boredom. Nothing new from the people moving on the net. And the power plays. Institutions attempting to regularize their own spaces and those who pass through. Mediums, twitters. For the sake of quality. For the sake of excitement. Attempts to commodify the streets we travel. Browsing becomes addiction, because a good consumer is goal-oriented. The goal being attention. Pages that pose as apps. Apps as pages. Catalogues and collections: monoskop, tates, libraries, sites of collected lists and forgotten umbrellas. 
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 +The drive towards normalization becomes visible with pushback. 
    
 Who? Addicts. Specialists. Browsers skilled at dérive. Coasting. Crossing over edges. Ignoring paths. Both of which are difficult in a space defined by edges and nodes. Takes some planning.  Who? Addicts. Specialists. Browsers skilled at dérive. Coasting. Crossing over edges. Ignoring paths. Both of which are difficult in a space defined by edges and nodes. Takes some planning. 
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 +And see notes on Rogers, Digital Methods, for psychogeograpy of the web. 
  
 === Challenges === === Challenges ===
 Keep your head above water. Know a path from a drift, and make it clear. Record the drift.  Keep your head above water. Know a path from a drift, and make it clear. Record the drift. 
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 +Look also to Perec, articles on space and inscription. Perec’s psychogeography. Observing is a way of inscribing. 
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