Shaping Human Identity One Alien at a Time

These are an eight-year-old girl’s dolls — one left out in the sun at a music festival and one carefully sheltered from it.


The girl is not Caucasian.

P1130147Her parents are. It’s a beautiful moment. Individual identity, and the compressions and erasures (and, more positively, common ground) it makes on language and identity, are the new common tongue of the global diaspora. A passion for aliens might just be its mirror. The doll makers are shaping this territory. They are, in effect, giving us the future of writing.

P1130144What an intriguing future it is!



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