So this has been an exciting Valentine's week...
1) Started reading "System of Objects" and am disconcerted by Baudrillard's prescience.
Have been reading bits of Josh's blog--a new project he's doing on the IPOD. It's all about the fetish-ing of such an
object--the dildo-ey insertability of our little obsessions. And Baudrillard talks about the relationship between size and
function--that the larger something is, like a living room or a car, the more vessel-like it is. IPODs are both vessel and
insertion, yeah? There's the seductive size, they're slippability--but they also carry something of us with them. Like, aside
from the whole argument about the diminution of public spaces, there is also the exercised/exorcised choice--that I
don't want to be a part of your commercial public space. Instead of being assaulted by advertisements and pitches, I can
run to my own sounds. I can "Take Your Mama" out without having to hear about your newest deals on stereo equipment
or dating service.
3) Got an interview at a school in California. So, that'll be my first view of the Pacific, which I'm kinda excited about...