Silence, delirium, lies?

2013-03-24 # | First Monday

One way to undermine social media monopolies is to refuse to contribute to the communicational economy they are based upon: don’t generate exploitable signals, stay quiet – and ask how this might be developed as a common response […] With this in mind, this paper asks if a media politics might be generated based on the potentials of silence, on speaking in tongues — and on relying on the resources of metaphorical language rather than on learning to speak or write in ways more amenable to code.

—Caroline Bassett, Silence, delirium, lies?.