Re:Living Roland Barthes’ Mourning Diary

INSTRUCTIONS: To participate in a LIVE reading of the Mourning Diary, send a ‘friend request’ to Roland Barthes on Facebook. Mourning Diary, even fragmentary, even translated, even betrayed by divulgation, is … an effort to make something, to explain something,

Re:Living Roland Barthes’ Mourning Diary

INSTRUCTIONS: To participate in a LIVE reading of the Mourning Diary, send a ‘friend request’ to Roland Barthes on Facebook. Mourning Diary, even fragmentary, even translated, even betrayed by divulgation, is … an effort to make something, to explain something,

Neutral Views: “Philosophy”

Neutral Views: “Philosophy” – Collaborative Analysis / Discussion Panel Chairs: Sunil Manghani and Gary Peters Friday 2 September 2011 / 2.30-4.00pm / Room: Skell 037 Let’s start out from a “philosophy” (with scare quotes, since what is at issue is

Neutral Views: “Philosophy”

Neutral Views: “Philosophy” – Collaborative Analysis / Discussion Panel Chairs: Sunil Manghani and Gary Peters Friday 2 September 2011 / 2.30-4.00pm / Room: Skell 037 Let’s start out from a “philosophy” (with scare quotes, since what is at issue is

Neutrinos

The neutrino is a particle that travels close to the speed of light, has almost zero mass and is electrically neutral. Subsequently it is very difficult to detect. And yet, at any given second about 65 billion neutrinos (emanating from the

Neutrinos

The neutrino is a particle that travels close to the speed of light, has almost zero mass and is electrically neutral. Subsequently it is very difficult to detect. And yet, at any given second about 65 billion neutrinos (emanating from the

Being for the Benevolence of August Sander

I recently visited Tate Modern’s collection display, Photographic Topologies, which brought together the work of artists whose use of photography presents a systematic, or ‘topological’ approach. Typically, these works show multiple images of similar subjects. On display were portraits of

Being for the Benevolence of August Sander

I recently visited Tate Modern’s collection display, Photographic Topologies, which brought together the work of artists whose use of photography presents a systematic, or ‘topological’ approach. Typically, these works show multiple images of similar subjects. On display were portraits of

Neutral Remains…

The salient feature of Gauguin’s Green Christ (1889) painting appears in the foreground: the mournful woman sat before a calvary, a sculpture of Christ’s crucifixion. Christ lies on a diagonal, with his arm extending straight down like the pendulum of

Neutral Remains…

The salient feature of Gauguin’s Green Christ (1889) painting appears in the foreground: the mournful woman sat before a calvary, a sculpture of Christ’s crucifixion. Christ lies on a diagonal, with his arm extending straight down like the pendulum of

Net Neutrality (& other such noise)

Net neutrality means that the network should be agnostic about the content of the packets. It shouldn’t care whether they contain fragments of emails, web pages, instant messages, music tracks, porn videos – whatever. John Naughton, writing in The Observer

Net Neutrality (& other such noise)

Net neutrality means that the network should be agnostic about the content of the packets. It shouldn’t care whether they contain fragments of emails, web pages, instant messages, music tracks, porn videos – whatever. John Naughton, writing in The Observer

The Problem with Robinson…

The further exploits of ‘Robinson’ finally returned to the big screen with Robinson in Ruins, the third in a series of essayistic features by the filmmaker Patrick Keiller. We first learn of Robinson in the film London, and then Robinson

The Problem with Robinson…

The further exploits of ‘Robinson’ finally returned to the big screen with Robinson in Ruins, the third in a series of essayistic features by the filmmaker Patrick Keiller. We first learn of Robinson in the film London, and then Robinson