This article written by Daniel Rourke. He is currently undertaking a practice based PhD in Art at Goldsmiths. His research explores human error and the digital through the ontology of writing.
UPDATE: Published in issue 3.1 of Dandelion Journal, on ‘Brevity’
“So speed, the swiftness in reading or writing which can scarcely be separated from this process, would then become… the effort or gift of letting the mind participate in that measure of time in which similarities flash up fleetingly out of the stream of things only in order to become immediately engulfed again.”
“Language is the highest application of the mimetic faculty: a medium into which the earlier perceptive capabilities for recognising the similar had entered without residue, so that it is now language which represents the medium in which objects meet and enter into relationship with each other…”
I have been a fan of Tumblr pages, blogs and Pinterest for a while now and have spent many hours getting sucked into such visual candy. Scanning and scrolling through these pages can be highly addictive as you search for a more perfect image or even better animated gif. One more page, you tell yourself.