About Greg Linch

Journalist and aspiring web developer; science fan

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  • Greg shared from Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age by Kenneth Goldsmith
    If painting reacted to photography by going abstract, it seems unlikely that writing is doing the same in relation to the Internet. It appears that writing’s response—taking its cues more from photography than painting—could be mimetic and replicative, primarily involving methods of distribution, while proposing new platforms of receivership and readership. Words very well might not only be written to be read but rather to be shared, moved, and manipulated, sometimes by humans, more often by machines, providing us with an extraordinary opportunity to reconsider what writing is and to define...
    Note: Painting reacted to photog by going abstract. @kg_ubu on how writing should respond to disruption:
  • Greg shared from Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age by Kenneth Goldsmith
    If painting reacted to photography by going abstract, it seems unlikely that writing is doing the same in relation to the Internet. It appears that writing’s response—taking its cues more from photography than painting—could be mimetic and replicative, primarily involving methods of distribution, while proposing new platforms of receivership and readership. Words very well might not only be written to be read but rather to be shared, moved, and manipulated, sometimes by humans, more often by machines, providing us with an extraordinary opportunity to reconsider what writing is and to define...
    Note: Art reacted to photog by going abstract. @kg_ubu on how writing should respond to its disruption:
  • Greg shared from Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age by Kenneth Goldsmith
    These writers function more like programmers than traditional writers, taking Sol Lewitt’s famous dictum to heart: “When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art,”2
    Note: **** fascinating and just whoa: "the idea becomes a machine that makes the art"
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Greg Linch