Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wednesday Section

I thought Sean's point on the inability for mapping technology to envision the totality theorized by postmodernism was poignant. The "suppression of distance" brings about a notion of simultaneity which causes the crisis of saturation in contemporary society. Furthermore, the suppression of distance, does away with the notion of perspective based on spatial relations between a subject and her surroundings. With this "view" gone what, if any, is left of the subject? With no privileging of perspective (not even a supposed neutral, thus secular one), would this new totality be inaccessible in forms of media that attempt a representational mode of communication?

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