in which i attempt to think through the concept of premediation on the fly
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Ohio Resident Hangs Obama in Effigy
I really wonder if we're going to get more of these kind of desperate racist expressions as Obama's election seems more and more inevitable. And, of course, the real worry is whether these kinds of things will haunt an Obama presidency for its duration.
Richard Grusin is the former Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is a Professor of English. He is co-author of Remediation: Understanding New Media (MIT 1999). His newest book is Premediation: Affect and Mediality in America after 9/11 (Palgrave 2010).
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