> Subject: power/control
> While conceding that, of course, taxonomies are made in the
> service of power and control, simply to imagine that we can
> dispense with them seems to me to be problematic. I suggest
> the alternative is not the occupation of some space beyond
> the control of categories and so on
Personally, I've been waiting for this discussion to get to grips with
taxonomies, rather than with discussion of terms such as 'new media' and
I guess if we are discussing taxonomies we should discuss the taxonomy of
our field and not get bogged down in the 'is new media a good term for this,
is there a better term'.
The problem with taxonomies is that they require some groundwork and then
that that groundwork be generally accepted, and then that there be some way
of categorising entries into that taxonomy. Do we really want to go down
that formal route?
What could a taxonomy be for the field that Crumb covers?