The Best Sentence of the Day

This blog is a cut-up of a dissertation in progress. Each day, I will post my favorite sentence that I have newly scribed. Everything out of context, but suggestive. I hope.

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Best Sentence #85

The massively multiplayer ornament is the aesthetic reflex of the collectivity to which ubiquitous computing aspires.

6 Comments:

Blogger MachSirius said...

I understand components of a thesis tend to be, well, elusive and wordy.
I'm guessing what you're saying is:

Masssive Multiplayer Games are a prime example of how ubicomp will naturally- and automatically- appear, or, visually manifest itself.

The emphasis here being on the term "reflex",is that correct?

7:19 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Hi MachSirius! Actually, yes, you're right, this sentence is intentionally elusive. :) I posted this particular sentence because I knew it would seem oddly worded out of context. In fact, it is structured precisely after a famous sentence by film theorist Kracauer, who coined the term "mass ornament". He wrote: "The mass ornament is the aesthetic reflex of the rationality to which the system of capitalist reproduction aspires." Readers who have experience in the area about which I am writing are likely to recognize this sentence as the tribute it is. To others, it may seem slightly awkward or intentionally obtuse. That's very good! It is intended as a playful reminder to those readers who have been seeking to change this blog into something it's not. Its purpose is not to elucidiat or entertain or educate with sentences anyone can wander over and immediately grok. It's a surrealist cut-up of an academic disseration and as such works at a more unconscious level. :)

10:08 AM  
Blogger anuj_dave said...

hi there i read ur blog . it,s great the way u write and present it . why don't u try reading mine .

3:43 AM  
Blogger mosheshmeal said...

I fail to comprehend, but I shall try again.

2:52 AM  
Blogger Geraldsheralds said...

When you remember the way things were it is dfficult to accept the way things are.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could you please someone help me? I will give a plate to someone to thank for him contribution. What can I write on plate?

5:35 AM  

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