Friday, September 15, 2006

Audience Update --

Here's a thought - what I'd like more than audience is a conversation - ongoing - the Burkean Parlor (see Kenneth Burke and the Virtual Burkean Parlor . That is, I don't want to be talking AT but WITH interesting people.


Blogger Michael Faris said...

This, I feel, is central to blogging: the interaction between audience and writer. I also like this because of the avant-garde notions involved: the deconstruction of who is the talker and who is the audience. Once the whole discussion gets rolling, once a online discourse community gets built, the notion of who writes what becomes less relevant. We are all writing collages of citations in a carnival of voices. This is part of my aversion to "major blogs" which rely on ethos and act as texts disseminating information to audiences. I'd rather be part of communities of peers who discuss online and bring in other voices from outside the community, rather than reading a few "expert blogs."

7:20 PM  

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