Saturday, December 5, 2009

First-person corporate

"With Jonah’s e-mail to Pru Park manages nothing less than the articulation of a peculiar narrative point of view — first-person corporate — which, incidentally, he marshals throughout the whole of Personal Days to astonishing effect, giving new impetus and texture to Dilbertian anomie. One detects in Jonah’s remarks resonances with Tret’iakov’s biography of the object. But, whereas Tret’iakov wishes to point a way toward overcoming workers’ alienation, Park simply characterizes such alienation in terms consistent with the nature of work in the early 21st century. If Tret’iakov imagines a novel without a hero, Park imagines one without a reader." —Anton Steinpilz, "Building the Mystery: Social Media as Collective Epic," at Generation Bubble

Friday, December 4, 2009

Into the mystic

I talk to the Columbia Spectator about Personal Days, and opine: “Language is never static.”