NETS (Netwurking EnTrapment Solutions)
A ‘collaborative’ blog is a type of weblog in which posts are written and published by more than one author. The majority of high profile collaborative blogs are based around a single uniting theme. This one revolves around ‘nets’.
They function to separate items of interest from a specific flow.
They might be physically rough and shamelessly obvious.
They might be hidden, unnoticeable, psychological.
They might be ‘virtual’.
Net curtains, with their pretty imagery, are street-surveillance systems. Yet, if an ‘insider’ has the light on, without a night curtain, it is they who will be exposed to the curious gaze of those in the shadows.
When do the ‘firewall‘ nets, stretched across the currents of cyberspace, switch from being defensive to being aggressive? Can the misdeeds of their deployers be detected?
What purposes do veils serve? Some degrees of veiling deny and some entice the gaze of the curious – particularly men. An imprisonment fetish at work?
Nets of lies and half-truths are screened through a mesh of cultural and institutional constraints, woven over events, winding up as ‘history’.
How can such ‘nets’ be evaded, breached, subverted?
What might they have in common, what special points of weakness?
Micro-nets block contagions / Fishing nets haul in ‘by-catch’ .
Good nets? / Bad nets?
Netwurks: tracking ’em down and exposing ’em when we find ’em – but artfully.