Interpersonal, Organizational, and Global Dimensions
Monday, 12 November 2005
TOPIC: Conclusion on postmodernism/ postmodernity, class discussion.
= style/fashion in art, architecture, design
= social formation, particular organization of social relations where we have
interconnections, connections across time and space, distances in time/space have been collapsed
because of technological changes that have produced certain cultural/social conditions
= [social] theories of knowledge that challenge notions of essential causes of
determinacy and often argue for relativism, conditional knowledge (under specified conditions),
may lead to a kind of nihilism (inability to determine a truth)
Post-structuralism is a reflection on the condition of post-modernity.
distances can also be
e.g. we are distanced from what we
know/experience such that we get signs, messages, and language that gets excerpted out of
everyday life, out of the lived/grounded necessities of our own lives.
When we talk about
technology, we get this notion of
, of possibilities.
But we have this disconnect
between what is
from what is
In the collapsing of distances, we get
of signs, messages, and people.
extensive and rapid circulation, because of technological capacity –we get this disconnect from
perfectibility/possibility = signs, messages, language
probability = lived, grounded necessities
What is the connection between that which
and that which