THEN I REALIZE:
The Dominants will resist –
They will wonder what the fuss is all about.
For them there is no problem,
nothing to solve,
nothing to fix.
Their culture is invisible to them;
it is the water in which they swim,
the air they breathe.
The Dominants are offended
when their culture is made visible,
when it becomes an option
rather than the way things are."
-an excerpt of a poem (“Dominant/Dominated”) by Barry Oshrey (1995)
remind you of the games industry and gamer culture at all?
(the correct answer is: yes)
-Ernest Bormann, providing an explanation for why memes are so popular in the chaotic age of the internet…
…back in 1972, before the internet was even a thing
I’m getting crazy excited for the Popular Culture Association’s 2013 conference. How do I pick between going to sessions on Skyrim/GTA/other mods and going to sessions on furries? Or the Korean wave? I lamented about this “problem” on Twitter, and the PCA responded to me, saying, “Get a Time-Turner.”
I’m going to miss academia. ♥
— Geertz, 1973,The Interpretation of Cultures