Rob Myers on Thu, 10 May 2012 15:07:12 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Privacy, Moglen, @ioerror, #rp12

On 05/09/2012 10:31 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:

On Tue, May 08, 2012 at 10:45:33PM +0100, Rob Myers wrote:

On 05/08/2012 05:52 PM, Morlock Elloi wrote:

The curiously absent question is why there should be "social media" in the
first place, and 'media' in general.


Notice that memes and image macros are a regression to pictorial signs.

Image macros are an indexical and ironic discourse of interrelated images put into tension with text. I'm not sure that images represent a regression, post-dating language as they do.

- Rob.

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