The modern world

From a PR email:

A new manifesto in cyberfeminism: finding liberation in the glitch between body, gender and technology.

Legacy Russell is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation 2019 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art and a 2020 Rauschenberg Residency Fellow.

Someone who uses glitch to mean niche, space or gap gets a writing award?

12 thoughts on “The modern world”

  1. The Meissen Bison

    What makes you think the meaning is “niche,space or gap” and even if it were, why would that not merit an arts writing award in digital art which sounds a pretty diaphanous, anything-goes kind of prize?

  2. A new manifesto in cyberfeminism: finding liberation in the glitch between body, gender and technology.

    Sorry, no idea. And google translate is no use.

  3. The writer of the email is using a language which I as a highly-educated native English speaker simply cannot understand. And I consider my command of English to be excellent even if I happen to be a porridge wog (not demented though).

    A thought for the day to enrage feminists:

    South Korean football team apologises for using sex dolls to fill stands.

    Photographs taken at the largely empty stadium showed about 10 dolls spaced out among seats in front of life-size cardboard cutouts of the team’s players.

  4. New rule of thumb. When they claim to have won an award of which you have never heard, it’s gonna be crap.

  5. Glitch: a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or fault of equipment.

    In the context, the vibrator batteries ran down and the liberation was finding that fingers function fabulously.

  6. finding liberation in the [niche / space / gap]

    You can’t find freedom in a gap. At best you might find a gap which leads to the sunny uplands of freedom on the other side; but that’s not happening here.

  7. Dennis, He Who Remains Unpublished

    Someone who uses glitch to mean niche, space or gap gets a writing award?

    Actually, the sentence makes more sense when you use “glitch”.

  8. Dennis, Tiresome Denizen of Central Ohio

    It should be noted that anyone who uses the term “manifesto” in a sentence that isn’t part of a joke should never be taken seriously.

  9. What I wonder about… What the hell did Tim do to get sent PR mails like the one here?

    ( yeah, yeah, the bloke philantroping the thing is a Rich Big Shot… Still…)

  10. James Macpherson

    Please, BraveFart, don’t play the Uncle Sandy and accept the “porridge wog” epithet – we are proud persons of Scottishness!

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