Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ian Bogost on Turing

In the Atlantic.

A nice meditation on pretense, a major plank of Realist Magic. Since as Lacan says, and this is by now my favorite line ever, "What constitutes pretense is that, in the end, you don't know whether it's pretense or not."

1 comment:

Henry Warwick said...

from the article:
"This is a kind of pretense most readily found on stage and on screen."

I remember a quote by David Bowie from the late 70s -
"Everything on stage is a pose, a pretense. Even sincerity."