-> HANG UP YOUR HANG-UPS

This is not a big thing; it is a small part of an even smaller project.
After all the big names, the big ideas and theories - after Theory writ large,
DJ Vu is mixing it up, not hung up about memory and forgetting.


-> THE INTERNET - EXTENDED REMIX

It is not a generalized footnote, not an omniscient archive,
no Hegelian repository of the world spirit, no emanation of collective soul,
not a totalitarian big brother, nor a big machine for forgetting...


-> BEYOND MEMORY VS. FORGETTING

Untranslatably, unrepeatably, a certain media logic
of recognition: a mixture of calculated stimulation
and sudden fatigue: déjà vu is the mode of perception.


-> MEDIA THEORY

After years of casting about for intelligent ideas about the internet,
the least stupid by far seems to be juxtaposition, the DJ View :
do not be phobic, sample some techno-talk and microphilosophy...


-> DESIGN AND PROGRESS?

Some will find these pages old school. I have not been able to update everything.
The tools for web design have evolved, and people get used to animated sites;
I still like writing. For more visual stimulation, turn on the TV.


-> GLOBALATINISATION

While this site contains some German, Spanish and French, the bulk is English.
There are no excuses for this monobrow... but there seemed to be good
reasons for moving it to Britain and subsequently to the United States.


-> GIFT ECONOMY

We used to believe that the internet was the medium for free exchange.
Not that we expected no kickbacks, but we did all of this for free.
Now we think of ourselves as a philanthropists of the new economy.


-> WISE UP

It's not what you thought when you first began it
You got what you want now you can hardly stand it, though
By now you know it's not going to stop

[...]

It's not going to stop, no it's not going to stop
'Til you wise up. No, it's not going to stop
So just give up.     (Aimee Mann)