Time Immemorial.: The totality in which a thinking... →
timeimmemorial: The totality in which a thinking being is situated is not a pure and simple addition of beings, but the addition of beings who do not make up one number with one another. This is the whole originality of society. The simultaneity of participation and non-participation is precisely an existence…
Lyotard on the sublime
“Sublimity is no longer in art, but in speculation on art.” — Jean-François Lyotard, “The Sublime and the Avant-Garde,” trans. Lisa Liebmann, Geoffrey Bennington and Marian Hobson, The Inhuman (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991) 106. via timeimmemorial
The Camp Is the World: Connecting the Occupy... →
” Rather than reproducing the logic of the traditional “sit-in,” these occupations quickly turned to the construction of miniature models of the society that the movement wanted to create — prefiguring the world while simultaneously creating it. The territory occupied was geographic, but only so as to open other ways of doing and being together. It is not the specific place that is the...
Ekumenopolis - A film on urban development in... →
Synopsis “The neoliberal transformation that swept through the world economy during the 1980’s, and along with it the globalization process that picked up speed, brought with it a deep transformation in cities all over the world. For this new finance-centered economic structure, urban land became a tool for capital accumulation, which had deep effects on major cities of developing...
Roland Barthes on the contract
“[W]hat am I to count on in the other’s desire, in what I am for him? The contract eliminates this confusion: it is in fact the only position which the subject can assume without falling into two inverse but equally abhorred images: that of the ‘egoist’ (who demands without caring that he has nothing to give) and that of the ‘saint’ (who gives but forbids himself ever to demand): thus the...
Whose streets? Our streets!
Words from the world - graffiti for the rev. Being in the world is no longer an experience of pure sensation - we are bombarded with text from everywhere, infiltrating an image-based experience with words. Some of it is functional - street signs, bus schedules, etc. A lot of it is in advertising. We don’t always realize it but public advertising is everywhere - billboards, posters on buses and...