Everyday Semiotics

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bloomsday 2009 addendum

Now consider: what if Stephen Dedalus had had an iPhone. Would his already encyclopaedic mind be augmented in any way by the ability to Google anything, anywhere? Or would this just make him lazy?

We know he would have been inclined to text messaging or Twittering. He may as well have used these means as a telegram to tell Buck Mulligan, "A sentimentalist is he who would enjoy without incurring the immense debtorship for a thing done."

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bloomsday 2009

The closing credits of Sean Walsh's 2004 film adaptation of "Ulysses" are accompanied by images of Leopold Bloom wandering around a Dublin 100 years older than the one he would have known.

Imagine if Poldy had an iPod. What would "Ulysses" be like if his interior monologue was drowned out by the Black Eyed Peas?

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