Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 259. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2019-09-19 20:19:31+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: once upon a time > There was a time when the Internet seemed to promise the world to the > world. When it appeared to be opening up a benign, infinite network > of possibilities, in which everyone was enfranchised and newly > accessible to one another as they were drawn, in one of Jia > Tolentino’s many felicitous phrases, to the “puddles and blossoms of > other people’s curiosity and expertise.” It would be a world in which > hierarchies in whatever guise would be upended, a democratic forum to > rival and exceed the philosophical marketplace of ancient Greece (no > exclusion of anyone, not women, not slaves). At the very least, it > was a place where, because you could be sure that someone out there > was listening, you would find yourself able to articulate the > thoughts that, for lack of an audience, had previously threatened to > remain forever unspoken, stuck to the tip of your tongue. Thus begins Jacqueline Rose's "Song of my self-care", New York Review of Books, 10 October (https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/10/10/jia-tolentino-song-my-self-care/), reviewing Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino. Read on. Yours, WM -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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