I know there is more to add, but I know I don’t want to do it with just words

Keywords: readingresponses

I learned that voice is a multitude of things and many things can express this. But during the creation of this project, I got to learn how to create pages, organize ideas on a new platform and import playlists. It was new and exciting to play around with these new formats to display my process not with words but everything having this golden string connecting it. I think this is where my definition of new media is starting with: saying something without always using words.

https://teslarush.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/new-media-and-me

Note that I just wrote the following comment on Tesla’s page:


Hi Tesla πŸ™‚

Those are some very powerful statements you’ve got there — using words!

I have not (yet) read the articles you mention (which appear to be paper documents published exclusively on proprietary platforms, and therefore are not publicly available publications — mainly because you do not provide any links to the sources).

Here, I wish to focus on your points regarding words. You do not distinguish between words in particular and strings more generally. In my opinion there is a very significant difference (which I refer to as a distinction between “rational media” and “irrational media” — see e.g. https://contextual.news.blog/2020/04/22/introduction-to-rational-media-content-vs-container ). Your views regarding “new media” (and its definition) are also fascinating to me, even if only because I myself have gone by the screen-name “New Media Works” for quite some time already (see e.g. https://newmediaworks.wordpress.com/2020/11/24/is-there-an-interesting-story-behind-your-user-name ). In any case: The Internet requires strings (and even the sleekest / slickest product designed by Apple would not work at all without at least a single switch).

Your short text above leads me to wonder: Is Tesla actually proposing an attempt to say something meaningful using meaningless strings?

Please: Say it ain’t so!

πŸ™‚ Norbert


What do you want me to do with that information?

What do you want me to do with that information?

Quite often, I read headlines that are written by people to whom I have little or no relationship whatsoever about topics & things that do not seem to affect my life in the slightest way imaginable.

Needless to say: I don’t read those articles. Yet those kinds of articles are by no means rare.

Another subset of the vast majority of articles which are completely irrelevant and useless to me are those which are simply a matter of self discovery. In such articles, the author simply comes to a realization about themselves — for example: “I realized today that …” and then “I like chocolate”, “I love beer” or “I cannot live without …” (insert whatever here — though rarely something as reasonable as “breathing air”).

Sorry, but that simply doesn’t matter to me. At all. It’s nice that someone has made a private discovery, but to be honest: there is absolutely no need to make a public statement regarding such a private matter.

If you want me to care about what you’re writing, you will have to explain to me why it should matter to me. Why should I think about it at all? What makes it relevant to my life?