The original video from Carl Fisch, a US educator, is almost two years old but this spin-off was recently sumbled upon, leaving me awe inspired. Growth, for the sake of growth, is apparantly the ideology of the cancer cell, or so says, Edward Abbey. Is growth really synonymous with progress? Or is growth merely a product of progress?
What does it all really mean?
Nooj and I chatted briefly about what it means to us:
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN
9:43 PM me: scary that with all that info there’s still so much undiscovered territory, or should that be exciting
9:45 PM noorjehaan: i guess it should be exciting
its just tough to keep up with it all
and tough trying to know as much as the next person
its like we’re running and running like rats on those merry go rounds
9:46 PM well that’s how i feel about it
others may feel they get somewhere
trying to think where
10:05 PM Nevertheless, this physical and institutional reality is reduced in American lexicon as “freedom”.
…Just as all women were far from being chaste, silent and obedient, despite what the dominant discourse of the advice or courtesy books mandated, so also most Americans have limited access to the kind of pure freedom the dominant term seems to imply.
What Foucault noted was that the world we live in is shaped as much by language as by knowledge as or perception. Indeed, according to him, knowledge and perception always occur through mediation of language. We would not be able to know anything if we were not able to order the world linguistically in certain ways.(Rivkin &Ryan: 2004. Introduction Structuralims, Linguistics, Narratology in Literary Theory: An Anthology 2nd edition, edited by Julie Rivkin & Michael Ryan. Malden, Mass: Blackwell : 53-54)
I find that extract very fitting here. But c’est moi, what does it mean to you?