Laura Hyunjhee Kim’s Entering the Blobosphere is reviewed on Empty Mirror.
Mike Corrao, author of Man, Oh Man, writes:
Entering the Blobosphere reads like cultural theory that has been infected by an unknown organism. The subject of this investigation manipulating its own description. Much talked about, but its presence spectral, looming behind the writer’s ear. In the same manner as bell hooks, Gilles Deleuze, and Michel Serres, Laura Hyunjhee Kim approaches theory not as an explanation of other art forms, but as an art form of its own.
The text’s movement is arrhythmic yet soothing. It shifts between investigation, explanation, and musing. Each transition introduced by large typesets and mutated epitaphs. The movement of the text never feels unwarranted or dishonest. It behaves in the same manner as its subject. The cellular blob attempts to understand itself. Beginning with confident dictations, then moving into an exploratory phase, then defining the details of its ontology.