Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Thanks to the amazing and avuncluar (literally, to my kids) Arnold for tipping me off to Alan Kirby's work on post-postmodernism.

In this 2006 article, he called our era "pseeudo-modernism":

The Death of Postmodernism And Beyond

Start with that article, plenty to wrestle with.

 That article eventually birthed the book "Digimodernism" (the name he later settled on for our era.  Google Preview here, full title: Digimodernism: How New Technologies Dismantle the Postmodern and Reconfigure Our Culture

==From a review/summary:

What is this digimodernism? Put simply, it is the impact of computerization on all forms of art, culture and textuality. It is also the dominant cultural force field of the 21st century, the successor to a postmodernism which reigned supreme throughout the 1980s and 1990s but is now widely felt to have had its day.--

Postmodernism is out, digimodernism is in


PS ..A blog post by the author:

,,digimodernism does not choose to focus on either time or space in this manner, but that it combines and enmeshes two relatively new definitions of both. "Real time" and "cyberspace" are the twin axes of digimodernism. The digimodern appears at the intersection of the two. It's not so much a matter of choosing one term or the other, but first redefining then superimposing them. -Alan Kirby, Of space and time


  1. "isms in my opinion are not good. a person should not believe in an ism - he should believe in himself." ~ ferris bueller


Hey, thanks for engaging the conversation!