Tagged: writing

One kind of communication code among others, such as painting, or film or photography

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Writing and Roaming

Roaming is a small community interest group I work with, based in Penzance, near the western tip of this island.   The group — usually around 6 or 7, but it varies — has established...

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Cousin Tom, writing and reading

Yesterday my cousin Tom posted a text on Facebook, introducing an experiment.  The idea was, first, to check on who actually read his posts (and was willing to follow the instructions), and second, to kick-start a bit...

Reading Flusser

The article “The Protreptic Writer” is now available the special issue of Flusser Studies on the theme Flusser as a writer.  In it,  I try to share my own experience of reading Flusser — an experience...

Does Writing Have a Future? (Flusser’s book)

Flusser’s voice sounds plaintive in this book.  His own attachment to writing seems to intensify as he describes a contemporary weakening, thinning of  “historical consciousness,” that consciousness that writing created and always sustained. For in...

Flusser the Writer

Flusser is usually described as a philosopher.   By “trade,” he was  a critic — of language, photography, film, art,  design, and social practice.  He was also a teacher and someone who wrote critically...