You should turn that damn thing off and go play in the yard. Or look at some art. Or sit on a rock and consider the impact of new media on the human consciousness. That’s why on Mondays The Satellite Show will be taking a break from the “Pop Culture Clambake” to do more of a “High Culture Root Canal.”
I’m Duane, and I’m the new Monday columnist. I usually live over at The Zero of Form, and I’m here to git you some learnin’, boy. If I have to describe my mission statement, it’s to show that “high” culture isn’t scary, and “low” culture doesn’t have to be vacant escapism.
[In fact, much of what is considered “high” art was traditionally pretty lowbrow in its origin, and the level of consideration and critique that goes into a lot of “low” art is shamefully written off or neglected.] But I’ve digressed – that’s a whole other article. This is the kind of stuff you can expect from me.
I am schooled in and work in architecture (I’m on the cusp of being able to finally call myself an “architect,” but legally can’t do so yet…) So, as evidenced by this week’s article, I have a lot to say about architecture, aesthetics, and urbanism. I’m also excited by critical theory, new media and technology, and our contemporary and future conditions. I listen to weird classical music and have a generally off-kilter take on life, the universe, and everything.
So neither you nor I know where I’ll go next with these things. But having the cantankerous, stogie-chomping task master Erik pistol-whipping me out of my khat and pisco haze every Sunday night to deliver a fresh serving of good taste to you ungrateful whelps by sunup will certainly be good for all involved.
Seriously – I hope you enjoy this as much as I will.