Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Vocabulary, Taxonomy, Pigeonholes: Thought Balloonists

If you're not already reading Charles Hatfield and Craig Fischer's Thought Balloonists blog, which features smart criticism and discursive reviews every week, now would be a great time to check it out. In their latest entry, Hatfield and I discuss the shortcomings and merits of taxonomy, especially as it pertains to that gray area between the ordinary and the avant-garde. Though I don't say it over there on that blog, my position owes a lot to an essay by Dylan Horrocks that argues with Scott McCloud. Pop on over to Thought Balloonists and watch the pedantic fur fly!

1 comment:

Charles Hatfield said...

That Horrocks essay is really important. I'm citing it yet again for something I'm working on now, academically.

Thanks again for doing a TB guest spot, Isaac. Lemme know when I can return the favor!