Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make

Performance art on Amazon

Some time ago I realized that Amazon wish lists could be performance art. Now, recommendations lists are playing the same purpose, as shown by the funny, sometimes cruel things that people are recommending with the latest Michael Jackson CD.

[via Gawker]

2 Comments

  1. This reminded me to post something I’d written a few years back on Amazon reviews as a kind of performance – link at http://blog.epistemographer.com/archives/000117.html.

  2. It seems as if they are beginning to censor the opinions of amazon users when it comes to mr. jackson.

    [Ed: Yet more comment spam. This message would have directed you to a site selling advice about how to tell whether your spouse was cheating or not. Lots of highlighted text. Not pretty.]
    —–
    PING:
    TITLE: From complexity management to identity management
    URL: http://Blogger.iftf.org/Future/000460.html
    IP: 65.223.9.30
    BLOG NAME: Future Now
    DATE: 09/07/2004 10:49:35 PM
    Douglass Rushkoff published a very interesting essay in TheFeature on The Networked Individual” (the title is a nod to Manuel Castells, I assume). I don’t know that I agree with it, but it’s a good read. The cell phone may be bringing us into a new ren…
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    PING:
    TITLE: From complexity management to identity management
    URL: http://Blogger.iftf.org/Future/000460.html
    IP: 65.223.9.30
    BLOG NAME: Future Now
    DATE: 07/13/2004 02:54:20 PM
    Douglass Rushkoff published a very interesting essay in TheFeature on The Networked Individual” (the title is a nod to Manuel Castells, I assume). I don’t know that I agree with it, but it’s a good read. The cell phone may be bringing us into a new ren…

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