May 19th 1961. Although communications were lost with Venera 1 before the event.
The Application As Art: define terms. Query use as/of/in/or/is ?
Define art: That's a big one. Vlog with Henry Mulholland and Roomies Artspace for the artist's perspective throughout the project.
Blog it: Capture the lifestream of project as ongoing work in progress. Multiple sources ideal therefore tumblr, storytlr, posterous or sweetcron better than wordpress or blogger.
Art, culture, entertainment or technology: Which platform or medium are most emotional experiences being delivered to us? Validation of movies in 20th century as new artform through new media.
Credibility of the mundane, perhaps we are preHomeric awaiting the rise of epic?
MMORGs role in subsuming movies. Production of mashups as polished delivery of academia. Appreciation of culture jamming. Citations obviously include Burroughs and Gibson.
Rise of social inequity in the production and ownership of media being overthrown with the mass uptake of digital technology and then restored with the online/offline divide. Spirality of rise in a dialectic transferred to edge-centric understanding.