M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online #1 (2002)
Is Resistance Futile?

On Star Trek, before they "assimilate" their victims, the Borg always announce: "Resistance is futile." Is resistance to the "Society of the Spectacle" possible or even desirable today? What might be the reason, the nature, or the site of a contemporary intervention that you would desire to make into the status quo of culture and art today?

We've asked a few of our favorite contributors—Daryl Chin, David Humphrey, and Lucio Pozzi—to join us in considering these questions of resistance, assimilation and participation. These papers were originally presented at a panel discussion held at A.I.R. Gallery in New York City on Tuesday May 1, 2001 on the occasion of the publication of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism. We are happy also to present a related paper by Polish curator Aneta Szylack.



Susan Bee and Mira Schor


David Humphrey
Hi, My Name is Artwork
Daryl Chin
Is Resistance Futile?
Susan Bee
Is Resistance Futile?
Lucio Pozzi
Is Resistance Futile?
Mira Schor
The White List
Aneta Szylak
Have Billboards Changed the Meaning of Public Space in Poland?

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