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New Media Literature

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Has anyone been following the SocialiteRank scandal? It's really interesting, even if you don't move in those circles (and I'm pretty sure none of us in the class do). Anyway, here is the article that New York did on the whole thing.
I was browsing a summation of the whole thing on HuffingtonPost, and noticed an apt comparison that the Post made with the events - the narrative of the scandal pretty closely resembles Dangerous Liaisons, where a bunch of wealthy peoples' lives are ruined through a series of correspondances. It made me ask the question: when is there going to be some great literature about New Media? We need some sort of a sprawling, Tom Wolfe-ish story about a big blogging scandal or something. Maybe some great writer is working on it right now...

Poetry...

In one of the various Oulipo articles, there was a sentence that was attached to the back of my mind; it said how the creators and members of this literary group did not have in mind that The Oulipo was to create literature, but rather to create new forms of literature. It's nonsensical, at least to me, considering that when creating a new form of poetry, one must write a poem as an example of how the new structure is woven in the new form at hand. This is yet another example of how one sort of media evolves and creates a new form of media which at its time of creation is new, but will later be one of the founding members of a new media which will evolve in the future.

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