Thomas Conlin


"Take this note as a conscious rejection of the internet. As people dive into this monolithic media discourse (ie: TV, books, painting, etc.), there are two general assumptions which prevail. The first is the assumption that the majority of the material which is available is main-stream and the second is that the identity of the audience is constant and fixed. Neither of these generalities are concise. The best of what is out there attempts to instigate a dialogue, but in the most high profile cases it is a schizophrenic monologue. This situation produces more fervent capitulation than economic alienation. The truth is that media has more to do with determining who one is than one can determine the content of the media. Communication is a transforming event. As the media moment acts itself out on us we must demonstrate an appropriate measure of willing resistance."