> I have not put this nearly as nuanced or as knowledgeably as
> others on this list can and have, but pace Ivan's call for
> getting down to it and looking at specific taxonomies, which
> I can sympathize with, I think the issue is the
> container/infrastructure for these taxonomies and how we can
> create counter cartographies of the relations between and
> among them that aren't controlled only by those with certain
> kinds of power.
I'd just like to point out that what I wanted to do was not suggest that we
_must_ knuckle down to it, but to point out that if it is really a taxonomy
we want, we need to do some spadework.
Personally, I'm more in tune with:
> I believe passionately in recovering and maintaining the
> possibility of various histories, but in all likelihood this
> will not occur through creating some agreed upon taxonomy or
> "meaning" for "new media." It will occur through creating
> some kind of platform that does the opposite of fixing
> meaning and allows for personal, communal, and opposing
> points of view to be argued and emerge, while overall having
> some sense of authority because of relative comprehensiveness
> (even - or especially(?) - if distributed).