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View from nowhere

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/View_from_nowhere

I came across this term in a New Republic story about the late Tom Wolfe. I was a young man in the ’60’s when I read Wolfe’s TheElectric Kool-Aid Acid Test. I didn’t get it. I had fought forest fires, smoked some pot, hitched across Canada four times, and these characters were caricatures of what Wolfe didn’t get. He couldn’t get. He was an outsider trying to fool us that he could be an insider.

The notion of a view from nowhere is explored in Wikipedia from the journalistic angle and appears to still be in edit mode on that site. To me that means there is still ongoing discussion about what this phenomenon could mean. Objectivity and bias are things that we don’t really understand in public discourse when we are at a distance and cannot interrogate the speaker.

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i have a fascination for the evolving communication forms of the internet and the way we live our lives alone and in groups, with meaning for ourselves and others distributed along curves we can sometimes see and manage and sometimes don't even know exist

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