Tuesday, August 29, 2006
DADA and library theory
there is much to be gained by realizing that library literature offers many charts which offer no illustration of the text they are supposed to explain or clarify. by their very nature, charts are in form at least supposed to explain. after visiting the traveling dada exhibit recently at moma i decided that schwitters's collages offer far more in the way of elucidation than the figures and diagrams that appeared in their embarrassingly small 4 to 6 point fonts throughout library literature. much more will be written about the manifestos of library theory some other time. after all, i am in search of my own place in librarianship. swamped by lots of information. i must sort through thousands if not hundreds of thousands of characters every day. dayenu. tomorrow i continue reading in hebrew. my wednesday grounding.