Posts Tagged ‘information’

Information, Art, and Anger

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Yet even the most explicitly political acts of data gathering and collecting, like WikiLeaks, can succumb to a contemporary ideology of the self-sufficiency of information.

n+1 on information and art, then information and anger.

HOW TO DO THINGS WITH WORDS, LECTURE 1

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

This is the first post concerning the book HOW TO DO THINGS WITH WORDS.  The book contains twelve lectures, delivered at Harvard University by JL Austin on the nature of language.  The importance of these lectures is, to me, the uncovering of language as a particular kind of instrument between people, and how literal meaning is not the only use of language.

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