Thursday, April 22, 2004

A thought about the TA strike and our discussion yesterday:

When the TAA pickets around the physical area of Vilas, undermining the ability of faculty and students alike to physically attend to their business (as Prof. Downey said), don't we then undermine the effectiveness of those actions by shifting our work from a physical task (attending class) to a virtual one (checking out the TAA strike online). Don't we, as observers of cyberspace focusing on the strike, create a presence in cyberspace that wouldn't be there had we attended class? I'm not, like, trying to get out of doing the assingment, but I am saying that, if we're "theorists" of cyberspace, don't we have to acknowledge our influence on the space we're theorizing?

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