Thursday, December 9, 2010

despite? because...

Political theorist Jodi Dean generously put the PDF of her paper Blog Theory on line. Just going through this quickly takes a day or so, but it's a good read. She appears to be blogging her I cite to know how it works, and does it because blogging these days appears obsolete: she calls blog "displaced mediator." The best way of knowing something is doing it: for instance, if you want to know how dodecaphony works, just write a piece in this manner. It sounds like becoming part of a problem in order to solve it (A Japanese proverb says "A mummy hunter becomes a mummy"). But, when it comes to discourses of making the world better place, we cannot escape from the fact we are part of problems.

Because blog is obsolete, I started it this year, too.

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