Zin/ography is a poetics or a 5 step method for writing with
identification. I generated the 5 steps from several
ingredients: Roland Barthes' theory of identification, fan
literacy, and postmodern art practices. As a method, zin/ography
represents an attempt to transform academic writing and it's love
affair with critical distance into an interface that fits
electronic writing technologies. The five instructions needed to
write zin/ographically follow:
Step 1: Write your fascinations. Stage
the image-repertoire of
Step 2: Include discursive examples of
your image-repertoire from
the four domains of the pop cycle.
Step 3: Write your fragments in various
modes; use multiple
genres to compose the text.
Step 4: Foreground aesthetic logic;
arrange the text according to
Step 5: Remotivate textual meaning
sequenced by the associational link.