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April 3, 2001 8:37 PM   Subscribe

New Remedi.
posted by honkzilla (16 comments total)

 
brevity is indeed the soul of wit.

Description would be nice though.
posted by corpse at 8:50 PM on April 3, 2001


those projects make me feel like I'm part of a psychology experiment.
posted by register at 8:55 PM on April 3, 2001


Crashes Netscape 6.
posted by mrbula at 9:54 PM on April 3, 2001


Graphic horseshit. Please stop wasting our time and describe links.
posted by Mo Nickels at 3:40 AM on April 4, 2001


Jesus Christ, you people are assholes. The link is perfectly descriptive: "New Remedi." What do you need, a fucking babysitter?
posted by solistrato at 7:28 AM on April 4, 2001


That certainly was enlightening Scott.
posted by netbros at 7:38 AM on April 4, 2001


I got this from a Google backward link -- a reasonable way to figure out something that baffles. Apparently it's a net art/design gallery site. Here's what Yahoo! Internet Life 2000 web awards said last year:

BEST ORIGINAL WEB ART SITE:
The Remedi Project

The term "artist" could mean programmer, musician, or photographer in Remedi's multimedia exhibits, which tend to be surreal, sometimes even baffling. One of the more accessible works is Rasmus Keldorff's Mosaik, in which clicking tiles reveals more and more of an image.


I do wish blockquotes worked here.
posted by dhartung at 8:25 AM on April 4, 2001


Mr. Zilla was probably just assuming that people remembered the Remedi Project, which was pretty high profile not all that long ago. He apparently overestimated the memory of the web.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 9:30 AM on April 4, 2001


Yugo Nakamura?!

Feh.

There's only one Nakamura I need to know about.
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:27 AM on April 4, 2001


Remedi? What the fuck is Remedi? Oh, right, like I said. Graphic horseshit.
posted by Mo Nickels at 11:54 AM on April 4, 2001


Hey Matt,
do you think you could forward a copy of the "only post links that are interesting to Mo Nickles" update to our user agreement? I didn't get mine.

posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 12:17 PM on April 4, 2001


I've gotcher update... right here!!!


Oh. I guess you couldn't see me do that.
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:19 PM on April 4, 2001


do you think you could forward a copy of the "only post links that are interesting to Mo Nickels" update to our user agreement? I didn't get mine.

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posted by Mo Nickels at 12:24 AM on April 5, 2001


CrazyJoe, high profile only applies if you're speaking to the demographic. I'm very web-savvy, I've been around the net since 1988 or so, I've followed the growth of the web fairly closely, and I'm sorry to say I've never heard of them.

Wherever you post this, there are going to be NEW people who haven't heard of them because they weren't around then, weren't doing web-design work then, were on drugs or in jail, kidnapped by aliens, or perhaps in a coma. Is asking for a sentence EXPLAINING THE GOD DAMNED LINK too much?
posted by dhartung at 7:30 AM on April 5, 2001


In the case of this sort of art project? Probably. Or if not too much to ask, then at least counter to the spirit of the link itself.

My recollection is that Remedi was pretty high profile HERE on METAFILTER at one point not too long ago. I'm not suggesting that you should be conversant with past Yahoo! Internet Life award winners, but since the magazine is geared toward the casual internet user it is an indication to me that The Remedi Project might have been well known even in circles outside of my own.

When I saw "New Remedi" it made as much sense to me as "New K10K" - which wouldn't make much sense to the average guy on the street, but probably would make sense to most MeFi readers. If I said "The 5k ends April 8" - I'd expect that a large percentage of people within the "PEOPLE WHO READ METAFILTER" demographic would understand what that means. This is not to say that I don't think descriptive links are useful, and it's certainly not meant to be a whine about how cool it was back in the day when part of the fun was coming up with a good Variety-esque tagline, but perhaps you could tell me why New Remedi is bad and The less said about this, the better. isn't. How about Who Goes To These Things? Now? Self Explanatory? At least with New Remedi, when I look at the status bar I see that it points to theremediproject.com - so I can logically assume that The Remedi Project has something new on it's site (one could make the same assumption with Fresh Hell, which clearly links to a feature article on Hell.com). The "Self Explanatory" link? Okay, I don't know what acteva is, but I can see the "booking" variable so I'll guess it's an event of some kind... am I willing to spend the 10 seconds to click the link to see what kind of event? If not, am I willing to spend the five minutes composing a flame about the irresponsibility of the linker?

My main beef is not with self-policing in general (the moderation system Matt relies on for Metafilter) - it's with the idea that it's a waste of MeFi space to post links to art projects without a full description, but it's a community service to flame the poster and call the link "graphic horseshit."
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 9:51 AM on April 5, 2001




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