Category Archives: culture

Alison Landsberg – Prosthetic Memory

Alison Landsberg, Prosthetic Memory, Columbia UP, 2004. Are memories – whether they are personal or public – transferable, implantable, or purchasable? Landsberg argues that with the advent of new (mass) technologies like cinema memory can be massively distributed through the

Alison Landsberg – Prosthetic Memory

Alison Landsberg, Prosthetic Memory, Columbia UP, 2004. Are memories – whether they are personal or public – transferable, implantable, or purchasable? Landsberg argues that with the advent of new (mass) technologies like cinema memory can be massively distributed through the

Paul Connerton – How Societies Remember

Paul Connerton, How Societies Remember, Cambridge UP, 1989. Connerton’s main question in this book is “how the memory of groups” is “conveyed and sustained”(1) which can be explained in the dimension of both political power and psychological mechanism. For him,

Paul Connerton – How Societies Remember

Paul Connerton, How Societies Remember, Cambridge UP, 1989. Connerton’s main question in this book is “how the memory of groups” is “conveyed and sustained”(1) which can be explained in the dimension of both political power and psychological mechanism. For him,

Laura U. Marks – The Skin of the Film

Laura U. Marks, The Skin of the Film, Duke UP, 2000. If cinema is an audiovisual medium in nature, why does Laura Marks look for nonaudiovisual sense experience in cinema? Of course, the films and videos she tries to examine

Laura U. Marks – The Skin of the Film

Laura U. Marks, The Skin of the Film, Duke UP, 2000. If cinema is an audiovisual medium in nature, why does Laura Marks look for nonaudiovisual sense experience in cinema? Of course, the films and videos she tries to examine

Jacques Rancière – The Politics of Aesthetics

Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible, Continuum, 2004. For Rancière, aesthetics means “a specific regime for identifying and reflecting on the arts: a mode of articulation between ways of doing and making, their corresponding forms

Jacques Rancière – The Politics of Aesthetics

Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible, Continuum, 2004. For Rancière, aesthetics means “a specific regime for identifying and reflecting on the arts: a mode of articulation between ways of doing and making, their corresponding forms

How to Encounter That Impossibility? Zizek’s Theory of Subject

From Zizek’s reading of Hegel, Marx, and Lacan, can we learn about Zizek, not the complex entanglement of Hegelian, Marxian, and Lacanian theories? What is Zizek’s own theory, his own philosophical, political, and psychoanalytic theory? What does Zizek want to

How to Encounter That Impossibility? Zizek’s Theory of Subject

From Zizek’s reading of Hegel, Marx, and Lacan, can we learn about Zizek, not the complex entanglement of Hegelian, Marxian, and Lacanian theories? What is Zizek’s own theory, his own philosophical, political, and psychoanalytic theory? What does Zizek want to

W. J. T. Mitchell’s Iconology and Picture Theory

What is an image? What is picture? Rather, what is the relationship between image and idea, image and word, the visual and the verbal, or the visible and the sayable? What is the relation of pictures and language? Is the

W. J. T. Mitchell’s Iconology and Picture Theory

What is an image? What is picture? Rather, what is the relationship between image and idea, image and word, the visual and the verbal, or the visible and the sayable? What is the relation of pictures and language? Is the

The Big Other Operating at a Symbolic Level

(Reading: Slavoj Zizek’s How to Read Lacan; http://www.lacan.com/zizhowto.html) At the very moment when others see the death of psychoanalysis, Zizek witnesses instead the return of it. Thus the aim of this book (How to Read Lacan) is, according to him,

The Big Other Operating at a Symbolic Level

(Reading: Slavoj Zizek’s How to Read Lacan; http://www.lacan.com/zizhowto.html) At the very moment when others see the death of psychoanalysis, Zizek witnesses instead the return of it. Thus the aim of this book (How to Read Lacan) is, according to him,