Monday, September 24, 2007

I'm interested in how resistive or counter factions fit into Lyotard's language games. Where is the space for resistance, in the world where knowledge, technology, and surplus are so closely related? On the last page, Lyotard advocates a system where the public has free access to the databanks. Does the internet offer that now, or is it a utopian vision?
If no meta-narrative exists in the postmodern condition, and we are in a state of fragmentation and pluralism -- is that not what prior revolutions fought for, decentralization? I guess what I'm trying to express difficulty with understanding is how Lyotard's postmodern theory might allow, prevent, or even instigate social change.

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