[rumori] simulacra nation

Thom [rumori] simulacra nation
Thu, 8 Oct 1998 23:14:41 -0400 (EDT) (00907902881, Pine.LNX.3.96.981008231145.25918A-100000atcornea.retina.net)

*snip* *snip*

> This is why it is one of the most important issue in our society that we
> start to teach kids to "read" media. We are the last English speaking
> society to implement a mandatory "media education" curriculum. We're
> teaching kids to read _Moby Dick_ but we're not telling them anything
> about how to watch the Nightly News. Ridiculous.

I actually taught media studies. :) So yes, I do understand the
importance of media literacy.

*more snippage*

> capital-based data hurled at all individuals. Anyone ever read Michel
> de Certeau? The idea of people "using" the mass culture objects in
> their own ways for their own purposes is on the rise (guy in my office
> is a "furry", some of whom take anthropomorphized furry animals and turn
> them into sexual icons). Expect to see a lot more of that.

capital based data. I never thought about it in those terms
before. Altho that is how I understand it. Mind if I appropriate your
terms? even if I do subvert their meaning?