The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia:About
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The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia is a nobrow encyclopedia for the loftiest of intellectuals and the most jaded hedonists. It explores the hidden links between "mainstream" and "underground" culture.
- "Method of this work: literary montage. I have nothing to say only to show." -- Passagenwerk (1927 - 1940) by Walter Benjamin
- The "rhizome" allows for multiple, non-hierarchical entry and exit points in data representation and interpretation. --A Thousand Plateaus - Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, volume 2 of Capitalisme et Schizofrénie (1980)
- Contrary to the guidelines of Wikipedia (of which this encyclopedia is a remix), this encyclopedia allows original research and has a publication bias favoring appreciative criticism.
- In biographies, lots of attention is given to romantic involvements (cherchez la femme and cherchez l'homme) and patronage.
- Geography: Europe, United States, cross-fertilization between the Anglosphere and Francosphere.
- Body genres
- Preference for otherness and alterity
- Namesakes: importance of homonymy and paronymy are important and strenghten self-referentiality of the encyclopedia.
- General: bias towards the cultish, the transgressive and the nobrow; stereotypical representations
- Music: bias towards black music and underground music, see category World Music Classics
- Film: bias towards cult films, a kind disregard for Academy Awards
- Fiction: bias towards cult fiction and transgressional fiction, disregard for Nobel prizes, a bias towards film adaptations
- Art: bias towards the transgressive, erotic, fantastique and grotesque; *Genre: Fantastique preferred over fantasy.
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- Articles unique to this wiki.
- Publication bias list of the Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia