Monday, August 04, 2008

Chiming with observations made at the end of this recent post--about "creatives" as a new cosmopolitan class, bohemia remodelled for the era of branding and blogging--an article lambasting hipsterdom riles up a huge number of folk (23 pages of comments, not all hostile) and provokes a typically interesting rebuttal from Momus, who, with his nomadic lifestyle (Tokyo>Berlin>Williamsburg>London>Edinburgh>Tokyo>) and restlessly mobile aesthetic, his Japanophilia and his privileging of the faux/unrooted/"superflat", was very much a pioneer, an early settler on this post-geographical "terrain".