The two remaining issues to be resolved and completed with this dissertation blog are:
1) one minor revision to include of the philosophy and ideas of Marcel Duchamp, exploring the link between art and hoax which is so evident (yet self-concealing) in his Readymades
...but in addition to Duchamp, I'm going to add some related comments regarding Charles Fort's ideas of "damned data" as it relates to both Schirmacher and Zielinski - particularly to the idea of Variantology.
...and potentially make some brief references to Susan Sontag's brilliant & short essay "Notes on Camp" - largely because 'camp' is concerned with aesthetics and virisimilitude and as such is closely related to outright hoax.
2) submit the final version in .pdf for initial online publication on the EGS website.
...beyond that, I am gearing up to teach a 2nd year of the online portion of Zielinski's course "The History of Audiovisuality"
(and get all of this done along with some new syllabi during the winter break)