Sunday, March 7 2010
The German Issue provides us with a time capsule from a very different era, but so much of its content remains pertinent.
Thursday, August 14 2008
Wrestling with objects, saving and ordering them, is a way to cope with flux, doubt, and the twin gods of sex and death. Banash deconstructs the human urge to collect all manner of stuff.
Wednesday, July 23 2008
Philosophy has often foregone its search for truth in favor of trumpeting a perceived tectonic ontological crisis: “Hark! The Internet, reality TV, Disney World, America! The sky is falling!”
Thursday, March 29 2007
The controversial French philosopher's legacy has been tarnished by reductionist readings of his work, generated precisely by the tendencies of the mass media he sought to illuminate.
Wednesday, January 21 2004
The concepts at the heart of Baudrillard's book invoke, reflect, subvert, and play with one another, sometimes compelling the careful reader to read the book backwards so that she or he might then begin reading forwards again.
Wednesday, August 13 2003
The loose focus of Nouvel and Baudrillard's discussion is the 'singular object': an irreducible, irreplaceable, transcendent cultural artifact.