Network commodity

Commodities are always summations of processes, but today these processes are networked and do not always result in objects. Network commodities (a.k.a. performances) are rather in a relationship to their environment. They no longer have clear boundaries and can be held, sold, and operated on in distributed ways. They have an informatic dimension that may remain dynamic, semiotic, transactable. They also expand the notion of ownership into a definition that can be articulated in an expression that can be much more nuanced and granular. In the case of network commodities you seldom own the “thing” but more often have access to what it does.

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