In reply to: Re: Do people love their computer as much as they used to love their chevrolet? posted by julia scher on May 24, 1996 at 21:16:05:
Recently theorists such as Philippe LacoueLabarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy
have pointed to the limitations of a "left/right" spectrum of
ideologies for addressing contemporary political issues, for example.
Deriving from seating arrangements of legislators during the French
Revolution of 1789,
the modern ideological spectrum inscribes a grand narrative of liberation
which contains several problematic aspects. It installs a linear,
evolutionary and progressive history that occludes the differential
temporalities of nonWestern groups and women, and imposes a totalizing,
strong interpretation of the past that erases from view gaps,
discontinuities, improbabilities, contingencies, in short a panoply of
phenomena that might better be approached from a nonlinear perspective.
Remembering the orgin of left/right positioning despectaculaizes and opens
----it seems to me. Recounting brings dereification.
In the rush to ontologize memory, people often hide the process of
Welcome to mirror worlds : concepts of art continuously venturing toward