b: do you work “with” a medium or “in” one?
r: depends on your definition of medium…
r: language is a medium through which we speak
r: with which we write?
r: in which we think!
r: with which we write!
b: we use to write
r: but what is writing if not the use of language?
r: i agree
r: but then you are saying
r: we use the use of language
r: doesnt make sense
b: medium doesn’t mean use
b: I don’t think “language” is a medium
b: “writing” is a medium
b: it’s backwards
j: writing is the use of a medium
j: which is language
b: painting is a medium, sculpture is a medium, writing is a medium
j: so it goes back to the definition of a medium
j: you’re speaking from the perspective of the arts
j: i’m coming from an anthropological perspective
j: in which language is the primary medium through which communication occurs
j: you’re talking about mediums as conduits of creation, i think?
j: or expressive practices