Example from just a few minutes ago:
I saw this political picture. This would be modern. Logical and straightforward. It’s mathematical even:
But I saw it in a postmodern way. Skeptical eyes with lateral connections and looked at what might be happening outside of the frame and within it:
This was my postmodern interpretation of the above meme. It’s also logical but it challenges certain assumption within it, such as the perceived stability of the tree itself, or what’s happening outside of the frame.
It’s useful. I wouldn’t say that expressions are “mere”: Structure matters. But it’s also important to look at structural integrity from time to time.
Postmodernism can mean slightly different things depending on the field. I’m no expert, but apparently I’ve been ‘breathing it’ for a long time as it ‘seems’ natural to me.
For example, in architecture, postmodern looks not only at the style or the function, but rather attempts to blend the two.
Or it could be seen as “structure rests upon style”.
http://www.onpostmodernism.com/terms Here’s some post modern terms. You may be partially post modern and not even realize it.
I find when I get too close to the source materials, I find myself losing my sense of objectivity, as each of these brilliant individuals are extraordinarily convincing in their rhetoric / arguments / logic / etc. It’s not that knowledge can be dangerous per se, but the manner in which knowledge is presented *can* potentially be dangerous in swaying thought in a way that it becomes difficult to disentangle one’s self from within the web the knowledge provider created.
But, that might just be me