When a human being becomes a set of data on a website like Facebook, he or she is reduced. Everything shrinks. Individual character. Friendships. Language. Sensibility. In a way it’s a transcendent experience: we lose our bodies, our messy feelings, our desires, our fears. It reminds me that those of us who turn in disgust from what we consider an overinflated liberal-bourgeois sense of self...
In this void returns the poet-critic who waxes on about Beauty as the moral subject of art and architecture, with Sensation held over as a fun sideshow, or who combines the two in a pop-libertarian aesthetic perfect for market rule.
Such style does not boost our “character,” as Life Style claims; rather, it aids the contemporary conflation of the realization of self with the consumption of identity.
It is time to recapture a sense of the political situatedness of both autonomy and its transgression, a sense of the historical dialectic of disciplinarity and its contestation.
For the Art Nouveau designer such completion reunited art and life, with all signs of death banished. For Loos this triumphant overcoming of limits was a catastrophic loss of the same-the loss of the objective constraints required to define any “future living and striving, developing and desiring.” Far from a transcendence of death, this loss of finitude was a death-in- life, living...
If the first principle of art history, as Heinrich Woelfflin once put it, is that “not all things are possible at all times,” this premise appears challenged in the present, for good and for bad, with the result that, for some commentators, art history is as kaput as art is.
‘traumatic,’ ‘spectral,’ ‘nonsynchronous,’ and ‘incongruent’
in the wake not only of modernist painting and sculpture but of postmodernist deconstructions, in the wake not only of the pre-war avant-gardes but of the post-war neo-avant-gardes as well
“Gender & Sexuality” or “The Poetics of Television”?
Another school, another horrible photo ID Unfortunate hair despite my best efforts edition
Bart, don’t make fun of grad students. They just made a terrible life choice.
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GOODBYE TO ALL THAT
The physical book, like everything else solid, melts into a blackberry camera.
Would they rather you shop at Sears?
Somehow I ended up with a Hungarian forint in my wallet
Running shoes to run away with i mean
Also shopping for running shoes is killing me Shopping for shoes in general is killing me Just gonna………………………………………………………float
Although my vision is really good (for now), i think i need to get glasses to protect my eyes from stray allergens and other particles in the air. I think this is nerdy enough to make up for the lack of prescription y/n????
What if i don’t go to school and just run away
Germany Collection by OPI, inspired by what fashion editors are calling “Europe’s hottest new fashion metropolis,” the Germany Collection by OPI embraces the classical elegance as well as the avant-garde that is modern Berlin. Burgundy (the season’s gorgeous and undisputed “new black”) and red appear in variations from dark to light - German-icure by OPI, Danke-Shiny Red,...
The everything bagel—or, following Adorno, the ‘gesamtkunstbagel’—evokes an oneiric, emphatically liminal state of post-human awareness.
Six Months in Uncomfortable Shoes
Finally accepted my 10th grade history teacher’s Facebook friend request after more than a year
Guess i should pack but i guess i’ll just watch the first season of the oc on dvd
It’s important to open the reservoir of feelings and write about them regularly. If you do, your allergy symptoms will significantly improve.
This is the problem with the internet
I’m a computer