The Museum of Vestigial Desire

News tags: transfer

News used to be circulated as gossip. Later some of it was verified to become validated as real news and the other gossip propagated as a sort of fan-fiction. Grapevines developed out of the secret societies that helped circulate gossip and assumed the role of documented grey markets of information. When the world get enmeshed together and politics no longer remained a sport with only local players, these grapevines needed to be institutionalised and developed into organisations with its…

Folklore tags: similar material

The tags that certify that you have done all these things that you claim that you have done are now stories. These stories do not have an author because these stories have been around for ever. There is no time when these stories emerged, they have been forever embedded in our psyche. These stories can be considered to be myths and the stories that are not confirmed as myths can at least be considered folklore. Folklore is that ambiguous narrative matter that stands between the shaky ground of…

Confirmation tags: solar eclipse

If you need to your choice of markers to be confirmed by a validating agency of any kind, you are already in grave danger. Grave danger of being left behind in our version of the great leap forward. In our great leap forward, we sent out invitations to everyone to come and hear us tell them a whole new story about how we can discard our baggage of social conventions and forge together a social bond. We sent out these invitations via post and digital mail but we did not wait for anyone to turn…

Markers tags: iteration

And what should be the markers of a generally reputed social entity? What should be the framework in which reputation is thought about? The identification of positive reputation with exclusive social places and tightly-curated venues is false. This way perfectly good names and places, very exclusive, very selective gradually lose their recall value. This happens because citations can be indexed for many reasons and there is no way to control referencing. It is very difficult to control the…