The Marxist Pop-Culture Theorist Who Influenced a Generation | The Nation

I love (not) Rob Arcand’s little snipe “blogging (then a thriving practice in 2003)”. I have never heard of any of these folk and I was fairly connected to blogging back then. I mean, I remember when Steve Gillard was white and Digby was a man (thank you driftglass). So, bite me, Rob Arcand, thanks for reminding me how unhip I have always been…

Started in 2003, k-punk began as a low-stakes way for Fisher to return to what he loved about writing after finishing a PhD [sic]at the University of Warwick; unlike the rote, and sometimes draconian, demands of academia, blogging (then a thriving practice in 2003) fostered an intimate community of like-minded readers for Fisher, including well-known experimental musicians like Kode9, Tim Hecker, Holly Herndon, and the Caretaker. “In near real time, k-punk wrote about a world in flux, and continues to demonstrate how with artful wit, compassion, and a lot of good music, we might be able to invent a better one for each other,” Herndon recently shared with Crack magazine. “We are all still catching up to [Fisher’s] vision.”

Source: The Marxist Pop-Culture Theorist Who Influenced a Generation | The Nation

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