Person of the Year 2006: You!

On: December 18, 2006
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Associate Professor New Media at the Dept. of Media Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam.


Person of the Year: You

Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world.

By Lev Grossman

The “Great Man” theory of history is usually attributed to the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, who wrote that “the history of the world is but the biography of great men.” He believed that it is the few, the powerful and the famous who shape our collective destiny as a species. That theory took a serious beating this year. (more)

Deleuze’s ‘dividual subject’ has finally made it.

One Response to “Person of the Year 2006: You!”
  • December 18, 2006 at 3:16 pm

    Hurray im Time person of the year! Like everybody else :/

    im interested what this has to do with the dividual subject though. Dividual subjects are interexchangable. They’re mere datasets, right? The way i see it Time is celebrating the input of endless amounts of individuals, celebrating their omnipresence and authenticity (in the case of journalism). People arent reduced to digits, they’re lifted from the digital realm and displayed as people.

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