[NetBehaviour] "Thoughts on Augmented Computational Inequality"
simon at littlepig.org.uk
Sun Jun 19 13:14:48 CEST 2011
What do you think post-modernism is?
I had understood post-modernism as the recognition that the grand-narratives
of modernism, the ideologies and paradigms that littered much of the 19th
and 20th century, had all failed and that in their place we contemplate a
fragmented and heterogeneous world-view where no single outlook could
dominate. In such a condition the narratives of diverse cultures around the
world are considered of equal value, if not equal power.
Your view of the post-modern seems conflated with something else.
But perhaps I am wrong...
On 19/06/2011 11:41, "Andreas Maria Jacobs" <ajaco at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> I thought post-modernity is founded on economical inequality expressed
> elitist conceptual approach towards its own narrow circle of
like minded and
> privileged fellow travelers
They, i.e. postmodernists, forget that the
> majority of the people
still are living in conditions not so different from
> 19th century
capitalism, and only the exclusive domain of the
> western world is
'trying' to overcome and starting to live in a presumable
Alas for the rest of the world, post modernist
underestimate the economical ties between wanted intellectual
economical freedom and actual economical and intellectual enslavement
-- Andreas Maria Jacobs
> ajaco at xs4all.nl
e: a.andreas at nictoglobe.com
On Mon, March 7, 2011 14:52, Rob
> Myers wrote:
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> thinking about the profound changes introduced by digital
> technology at a
> social, economic and political level, it is
> interesting to see recent
> arguments being made in terms of two
> elites battling out for supremacy
> over who is able to 'control'
> culture and serve as the gatekeepers to it
> (see Jarvis 2011,
> Anderson 2011). Here I want to think of them as two
> camps, on the
> one side we have what I call the moderns, represented by
> like Nick Carr (2011) and Matthew Crawford (2010), and in the
> postmodern camp writers like Jeff Jarvis (2011) and Clay Shirky
> However, the arguments of the postmoderns have an important and
> critical flaw they are blind to the problems created by economic i
> nequality. "
> [Dave Berry, the author of the above, is giving a talk with
> Yuill in London on the 11th March, which I'd highly recommend -
> http://www.gold.ac.uk/cultural-studies/calendar/?id=4342 ]
> - -Rob.
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