[iDC] Alan's questions about media theory/ies
JDEAN at hws.edu
Sat Jul 25 14:25:15 UTC 2009
I was happy to read Alan's turning us again to work, labor, and play because I was wondering how our recent discussions might link up with these. I confess to not having any
concrete ideas on this point (although different trajectories might begin with media or antagonism, or language or assemblages....)
One surely thinks through intelligences, knowings, fields, and it's hard
to pin these things down. One thing comes to mind, probably as untrue as
any of the above - that labor is externally inscribed, and play internally
so - one might walk away from play, change the rules, delete, just as any
superstructure's always wobbly? But labor - I mean one might not even know
all the rules, and this ignorance is at a cost (having been let go from
university once or twice, not to mention other jobs, I'm as sure of this
as I am of my own neurosis which blinds me).
I don't think I agree with the internal inscription /external inscription idea--but it's an interesting idea. There are drives to work; a subject might
feel to be at their mercy, even as they push from within. And, what about never learning to play (poor Michael Jackson).
But maybe I am misinterpreting internal and external here and it has more to do with Venn diagrams or patterns and fields?
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