Friday, January 12, 2007


THERE'S A THROBBING STEEL BALL IN THE MIDDLE OF MY HEAD WHERE THOUGHT USED TO BE


The lecture begins:
"According to the latest rough estimates of the Blog Herald, there are 100 million blogs worldwide, and it is nearly impossible to make general statements about their 'nature' and divide them into proper genres. I will nonetheless attempt to do this. [Emphasis mine.] It is of strategic importance to develop critical categories of a theory of blogging..."

[...ongoing-lecture-ellipsis comprising a billion or so dots...]

The lecture concludes:
"Doesn't the truthness [with no apology to Stephen Colbert!] lie in the unlinkable?"

Blogging, the Nihilist Impulse
a lecture by Gert Lovink

Some folks try so hard to be vanguard they wind up looking out of their own mouths at a sleeping audience...

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain of 'truthness.'

Blog on.

P.S.: For additional (if dim) enlightenment, see The Postmodernism Generator...

5 comments:

Tabor said...

Maybe I had to be there(?) but I don't understand the conclusion. Also I think Colbert has invented the word truthiness or truthyness...so that may be an even greater issue here.

Carm said...

Loved the Postmodernism Generator. Wish it had been around (and I was the only one who knew about it) when I was in school.

Robert Brady said...

Looks like they plagiarized some of my philosophy papers in there...

annie said...

But you had to write those yourself! There are creativity and gifted ability with language in that. Now a student has only to find the generator. Sigh.

Robert Brady said...

But any minute now, post-modernism will be sooo not new...