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this is what I mean by a totalising ideology.

a totalising ideology is one that captures all metaphorical space in discourse as well as control of physical structures and processes in facespace.

this is colloquially expressed as "if all you have is a hammer then everything looks like a nail."

I could get into conceptual connections between totalising ideology and monocropping, etc.  -- but perhaps the most succinct subversion is from our old friend physics:  if you try to understand light as particles it doesn't really work, and if you try to understand it as waves it doesn't really work.  both metaphors need to be in play at once, mutually contradictory and mutually necessary.  which is a feature of complex systems...

but we'll be off to Happy Planet of the Verbositoids if I don't slam on the brakes here...

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Wed Apr 5th, 2006 at 06:09:32 PM EST
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