Tag: postmodernism

Finding Holes in the Whole


Jacob Edmond reviews Brian McHale’s The Obligation toward the Difficult Whole.

"History is not what happened but what we think about it"


Further on McElroy and a novel that reflects the mind’s helter-skelter workings while (for the protagonist) creating many occasions for avoidance.

Stream of Thought


On the occasion of a new novel by Joseph McElroy and the Overlook Press reissue of McElroy’s earlier work, Andrew Walser initiates a revaluation.

Free Labor: Producing Culture for the Digital Economy


In between bubble and burst, e-commerce drew much of its content from donated labor. Tiziana Terranova questions just how “free” such labor has proved in practice.

Metadiversity: On the Unavailability of Alternatives to Information


Tempering the myth of global variety, David Golumbia processes the dominance of English in digital environments - and a highly standardized English at that.