I have been rereading Making Sense of Men’s Magazines co-authored by Peter Jackson, Nick Stevenson and Kate Brooks, and I am typing up some notes here. (Here is proper review of the book.) I have actually had the book since 2003, but at first glance and second thought it didn’t really seem that useful to […]
From Stivale’s notes on L’AbÃ©cÃ©daire de Gilles Deleuze: Again, like so many other activities, for five or ten minutes at most of inspiration, so much preparation is needed. Deleuze says he always liked doing that a lot, preparing a lot in order to reach these moments of inspiration, but the more he continued, the longer […]
Returning to McKenzie Wark’s Hacker Manifesto. For my purposes, his book gets much more interesting in the middle “Information,” “Nature,” and “Production” sections and I think that it is in these sections that it is made apparent the use of class as an organising concept needs to be addressed. Every hacker is at one and […]
Whimsies have a proprietary, Over me and my anxiety, Everything is easier, t’is true! Than the ‘doing’ thing to do.
I had a weird moment today when someone said to me, “Remember that the magazines have only representations of enthusiasm.” It was a throwaway line, but I am working extremely hard to escape from the text-based sign-signifier symbolic-ideology sender-message-receiver version of media. I felt ill. My thesis felt like it was being dismissed. Media texts […]