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Re: <nettime> The insult of the 1 percent: "Art-history majors"
Florian Cramer on Sat, 5 May 2012 17:53:45 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> The insult of the 1 percent: "Art-history majors"


It's the old semantic paradox that calling something "complex" is either a
means of reducing complexity, or of clouding simple facts. But by itself,
the word "complex" means nothing. It deserves a top entry in a postmodern
dictionary of received ideas yet to be written.

-F

On Sat, May 5, 2012 at 2:18 AM, Dean, Jodi <JDEAN {AT} hws.edu> wrote:

> Thank you, Brian. I agree with much of what you've written below,
> especially:
>
> It is the neutrality of intellectuals, the
> propensity to take refuge in an abstracted vision of "complexity," and
> the willingness to be on the take but not on the give, that has, in
> part, led to this pass.
 <...>

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