been reading frederic jameson. Jerome told me i was 5 years out of date, but i still found something useful there.
the computer kept crashing, so i couldn't edit the sound very well, and you can't really hear anything, but if I don't post this now, it'll never get done. no time no time. been speedvlogging, or whatever Raymond calls it, i suppose.
as a conscientious phd student, here's the full quote:
"Now reference and reality disappear altogether, and even meaning - the signified - is problematized. We are left with that pure and random play of signifiers that we call postmodernism, which no longer produces monumental works of the modernist type but ceaselessly reshuffles the fragments of preexistent texts, the building blocks of older cultural and social production, in some new and heightened bricolage: metabooks which cannibalize other books, metatexts which collate bits of other texts - such is the logic of postmodernism in general, which finds one of its strongest and most original, authentic forms in the new art of experimental video." Frederic Jameson, Postmodernism, Or, The Cultural Logic Of Late Capitalism, p. 96