A fellow blogger and regular commenter here, elkement, recently published some search term poetry. WordPress keeps track of all the search terms that people use to find your blog and some of them are quite entertaining. Elkement came up with the brilliant idea of artfully arranging these search terms, creating a sort of crowd-sourced poetry. Very postmodern! She’s inspired me to take a crack at it too. I’m not sure how artful these are, but at least there’s some thematic unity.
heidegger representation visualized
unemployed philosophy graduate
existential frustration is not pathological
is there a stigma attached to dropping out of a phd
leaving academia philosophy
how can logotherapy help the unemployed
philosophers welfare state
rawls principle of ignorance
maximize the minimum because you never know where you will end up
does rawls like welfare
ayn rand philosophy who needs it
american dream and pursuit of happiness today and yesterday
should a person pursue happiness?
conflicted about eating meat
pro carnivore arguments
deontology eating meat
what animal can be a carnivore
academia like a sect
harvard divinity school academic hoods?
cult of academia
philosophy hero james bond
best bond movie to do a philosophy essay on
As elkement points out, there’s an intellectual property question here. Who owns this poetry? The original searchers? Google? Me? But the authorship question only adds to the already postmodern flavor of this exercise. As Derrida told us, the author is dead. I guess that means there’s no plagiarism, no copyright, and no intellectual property. Only ideas floating in cyberspace. It would be fun to sort out the philosophical implications of that concept. I’ll leave the task of sorting out the practicalities of this brave new world to the lawyers.