Drifting

I shouldn’t really do this, but it made me laugh. Last term I wrote an essay about Flickr, which did far better than I expected, but I’ve only just today seen the full feedback. It includes this:

[The essay is] a little evangelical and defensive at times (and in the process it becomes clear that you do skirt around the shortcomings of Flickr culture in which browsing is enshrined as some kind of right, access is elevated over meaning, and drifting becomes the ideal mode of attention).

I do indeed skirt over these things.

I’m also told I should read Allan Sekula’s ‘Between the Net and the Deep Blue Sea’, which I did already.