Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
Building community is to the collective as spiritual practice is to the individual.
A network in which the vision of the I, the ego, is no longer confirmed as the master view.
—Peter Gidal, Materialist Film
No single text can create a public. Nor can a single voice, a single genre, or even a single medium. All are insufficient to create the kind of reflexivity that we call a public, since a public is understood to be an ongoing space of encounter for discourse. It is not texts themselves that create publics, but the concatenation of texts through time. Only when a previously existing discourse can be supposed, and a responding discourse be postulated, can a text address a public.
—Michael Warner, Publics and Counterpublics