A style and school of thought that rejects the dogma and practices of any form of ModernIsm
. In architecture it contrasts with International Modernism, featuring elements from several periods, especially the Classical, often with ironic use of decoration.
A couple of good books about post-modernism:
Pretty thoroughly debunks several leading French PostModern
gurus in as far as their use of scientific/mathematical words/concepts/notations is shown to be meaningless. For a more humorous debunking, see:
Part of the PostModern
heritage is that contradictions between various fields of study are allowed to exist, making the SearchForTruth
utterly futile, as there is not OneTruth?
, but many.
Some of us are extremely skeptical of this BuzzWord
known as PostModernism
... Basically it's the same as saying "the future". What comes after modern day? The next day after that, which is the future. Everything on the entire planet is preparing for the future (except conservative bible thumpers, like Larry Wall, who still hold their old PreModernism
- In the context of PostModern Modern doesn't mean present day, it means something like the 1950s.
See also: http://www.elsewhere.org/cgi-bin/postmodern/
This is described in the very good (though unsympathetically titled) paper On the simulation of postmodernism and mental debility using recursive transition networks
I always thought that Perl was the first PostModernistProgrammingLanguage
was the second one that mattered. AspectOrientedProgramming
is really PostModernProgramming
. -- JamesNoble
(opinion, not fact)
for a terse précis of, and pointer to, a very interesting LarryWall
talk about PostModernism
and how it relates to computer languages - in his opinion, of course.
See also "Notes on Postmodern Programming" (http://www.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/comp/Publications/CS-TR-02-9.abs.html
) by James Noble and Robert Biddle.
If pomo programming is based on multi-paradigm and aspect-like constructs, surely lisp is the first pomo language...
Lisp is more modern
in that it offers all-encompassing grand solutions. Perl is postmodern in that it favors local solutions - terse solutions to common problems - over grand schemes.
It sounds like PerlLanguage should be considered PostStructural? more than PostModern. But maybe PostStructuralism? is a subset of PostModernism. It's all French to me (pun intended).
The recent 'remodernist' or 'stuckist' art movement has been attempting - in their view - to move art away from the media driven postmodernism back towards an art form.
, and PostModernLiteraryCriticism
was the solution when the competition for WhatIsTruth
became greater than Mankind's ability or desire to find it. -- MarkJanssen