By Kenneth Goldsmith September 11, In the conceptual artist Douglas Huebler wrote, “The world is full of objects, more or less interesting; I do not. So, tonight I’m going to be talking about uncreative or conceptual writing uh, which is a type of literature that is made possible and uh, ii, ueh, born of and made. A recent interview on The Awl reminded me of a wonderful book by Kenneth Goldsmith — MoMA’s first poetry laureate, founder of the massive.
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So there you go Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Preview — Uncreative Writing by Kenneth Goldsmith. There is less than a week left to support our matching grant fund drive! Many of his examples here focus on the machine rather than the kennteh.
Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age by Kenneth Goldsmith
Brilliant rwiting elegant insight into the exact relation of contemporary literary wroting and broader cultural changes, explaining how the technologies of distributed digital media exemplified by the World Wide Web have made possible the flourishing of a particular type of literature.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Otherwise it just sort of made me shrug as a contemporary creator. Review of Uncreative Writing: To remove the soul from writing and call it modern. Still, there were a few interesting references like Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings.
Certainly, the condition of something as “art” is often associated with the fact that it does not fulfil a strictly utilitarian function: Covers ideas and theory increative a captivating and readable way, without being overburdened with indecipherable language that seems the status quo of books on the same subject matter.
There’s a lot of specificity, detail, and interest in this book, and the chapter on Uncreative Writing in the Classroom is very good. It might be true that a voldsmith of what passes for literature today, even literature I find challenging and enjoy, grows out of modernist ideas– but I’m not sure that this “rootedness” in past modes makes it bad art, anymore than all conceptual art is good because it’s conceptual.
Why bother with originality? Machines are writing for other machines! Feb 20, Anthony rated it did not like it. The Internet and the digital environment present writers with new challenges and opportunities to reconceive creativity, authorship, and their relationship to language.
The changes are considered not only from such kinds of points of view as you have access to information, you can manipulate texts, but the author offers insight into rather deep changes in writing. Don’t have ,enneth Kindle? Am I really to believe that a re-typing, on a blog, of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road is somehow a literary accomplishment, something worth discussing?
Review of Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age by Kenneth Goldsmith
Adalaide Morris, The University of Iowa In these witty, intelligent essays, Goldsmith brings his encyclopedic knowledge of radical artistic practice to bear on how the rise of the internet has irrevocably changed, or should irrevocably change, our existing conceptions of poetry. His book contains brilliant moments of exegesis and archival documentation, and its keen attention to, knowledge about, and currency in artistic practice makes it as much a user’s manual as a scholar’s tome.
Goldsmith challenges writers to rethink their concepts of writkng and authorship in today’s digital environment. Is he really not that good?
It is anyway entertaining, interesting, and even sometimes provides hints to deeper ideas that writing so desperately n Mostly, a finely selected collection and brief critiques of new writing techniques. This book makes me happy, too, in the same way that look at a painting by Yves Tanguy or a sculpture by Max Ernst makes me happy.
unxreative This is Not a Novel and Other Novels. Wandering without a clear purpose or sense of direction, I have often disrupted the fast flow of passerby intent on some clear errand or commute, as though I were a butterfly strayed into the beehive, a snag in the stream. English Choose a language for shopping.
I like literature that pushes boundaries, sure, but I like it to do so in a way that is meaningful, readable, with content. Apr 13, Gerard Brown rated it really liked it. His book contains brilliant moments of exegesis and archival documentation, and its keen attention to, knowledge about, and currency in artistic practice makes it as much a user’s manual as a scholar’s tome. Read a special issue on uncreative writing in American Book Review.
This early twentieth-century work serves as a road map for the kinds of appropriation that continue today, facilitated so neatly by digital media. She blogs about her writing and design projects at http: This is near beer. Of course, he conveniently ignores advances like e-readers or the Gutenberg project which have made traditional literary forms more accessible than ever before. Goldsmith’s practice as artist and critic is deeply interesting. The publication of Capital at this moment not only regrounds his conceptualism in history, but in a history which is both obviously politicized and itself historicized.
Poetry by Other Means in the New Century.