I would love to return to the Academy. Focus on Cultural Studies, especially the effect burgeoning technology has on the development of culture. YouTube stars existing as nothing more than simulacra.
The brand having more power than identity when analyzing Instagram and “Influencers” whose whole purpose is to create nothing as meaning.
We have a world now where language and icons are discarded for the Icon, the rotating signifier with no signified
“Philosophy … should not imagine that specialized work in epistemological theory, or whatever else prides itself on being research, is actually philosophy. Yet a philosophy forswearing all of that must in the end be irreconcilably at odds with the dominant consciousness. Nothing else raises it above the suspicion of apologetics.”
-Why Still Philosophy, Theodor Adorno
Currently exploring identity as defined by the products we consume. I wrote my Masters thesis on it (actually got it published https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074RKPH11/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_wq30BbGEX4D6N) but identity has always fascinated.
Especially from reading Foucault’s “Discipline and Punish.” How authentic is our internalized self?
I have my MA in #English and #CulturalStudies. I was pursuing a #PhD at Goldmith’s College of London, but my visa ran out and I never completed it. That was a decade ago. I’ve published two books but consider them nonsensical scribblings.
I usually hang out on the appdot.net instance, but had to join this one for the discussions. Nice to meet you all!
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