“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

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."