Javier González García
“New Technologies of Time Manipulation”
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
The Abstract begins “Narratives are tools to manipulate time” and then there is this charming passage about mirages …
This [editing and content management system] opens up the possibility of a modality (not the only one) of fictionalization of the sequential structure of the blog-for example, retroactively modifying old articles to prophesy news or subsequent events, etc. The form lends itself quite well to this illusion, due to the apparent inevitability and objectivity of the automated dating functions. We could talk about an inherent manipulability to this technological mirage. We emphasize this possibility by lending itself to curious communicative effects in the relationship between blogging and the narrative of experience. Bear in mind, however, that the temporal sequence of the written is only the most obvious of the “technologically determined” aspects of the blog that lend themselves to manipulation, whether it is done for artistic-fictional or merely practical-manipulative purposes
Which of course resonates with some of the work presented through Berneval
The dates on Berneval function as accession numbers. Producing every once in a while an odd temporal dislocation. My goal is to catch up and yet enjoy the look of the ruins (abandoned blog) along the way. Also keeps readers mindful of textual questions: when was it composed, when was it posted, when is it dated. And sensitive to anachronism as a discursive device.
Including this one pairing a publication from 2018 [Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2018] with this entry time stamped with 2015.
And so for day 2947