Kid A In Alphabet Land - About
Holy Merdre! It's... Kid A In Alphabet Land
Collect 'em All!
Du Sollst, Denn Du Kannst!
An Introduction To The Electronic Edition
This is the electronic edition of Kid A In Alphabet Land, "an abecedarian roller coaster ride through the phallocentric obscurantism of Jacques Lacan." Kid A In Alphabet Land was originally designed as a tangible trading card set, and, as such, works best in that medium. This electronic edition of Kid A In Alphabet Land is intended to bring the set to a wider audience than it otherwise might reach. I've considered linking the in-line graphics to larger-size, better-quality external images, and creating hypertext links to and from related concepts and to more detailed explanations of the Lacanian concepts and cultural references involved; currently and in the foreseeable future, however, my time doesn't allow such an undertaking.
Sometimes even I have trouble understanding my own repo job of Freudian psychoanalysis. But, thanks to Kid A In Alphabet Land, I'm able to tell my father's name apart from, say, an upholstery button, and still have time to play checkers and Parcheesi with the Paris intellectual community!
About The Authors
Carl Steadman's alter ego is Kid A In Alphabet Land. Mild-mannered Carl conceived, wrote, and designed Kid A In Alphabet Land, and he did it all for you. Andra Brubaker is not only a ruinous femme fatale, she's also illustrator for Kid A In Alphabet Land. She's collaborated with Carl on other projects, including the Procter & Gamble Coloring Book and Rats To Cats! Michael Herman, not related to Pee-wee, but guilty of the same crimes, contributed the text to S. Had things gone differently, S might have been the secret, but then the secret is, after all, that there is no secret.
Special thanks to Jochen Schulte-Sasse, who didn't encourage us, but didn't discourage us (this would change later, of course), and to Slavoj Zizek, who, at first, "didn't know about these," which was a true statement, but flattering nonetheless.