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On the search for a literal art

Caption: Long before Michael Heizer brought “Levitated Mass” to LACMA, he took pictures of massive boulders, above. The photos and “Munich Rotary” are on view. (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 795 more words


The Sane Society by Erich Fromm

The Sane Society was published in 1955 and written by the German social psychologist Erich Fromm. Among theorists such as Marcuse and Adorno, Fromm was a part of the first generation of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. 654 more words


Into the Abyss: The Catastrophic as Purely Atmospheric

How we engage with catastrophe has to show up in our social and cultural fears, anxieties, paranoias, and uncertainties. What scares us and how—and that things scare us—are a fundamental aspect of history. 134 more words


Theoretical bioethics as moral activism (?)

This is a draft of a paper that I gave at the Postgraduate Bioethics Conference, University of Bristol, UK, that was held between August 31 – September 1, 2016. 1,225 more words


Notes on Adorno and The Culture Industry

Karl Marx said, ‘Religion is the Opium of the Masses’. Theodore Adorno, 20th centuary philosopher and film theorist, has arrived at an understanding, that ‘Mass Media is the Opium of the Masses’. 1,805 more words


HORROR - An Amateur's introduction


To those of you undertaking cultural and/or sociological studies, you’ve probably had Adorno and Horkheimer’s The Dialectic of Enlightenment forcibly hurled in your direction. 1,643 more words


Dan Hodges, lost in reality

Dan Hodges – formerly of the Telegraph, now at the Mail on Sunday, but always, from the very first instant, predestined for Hell – is not the most vicious man in British comment journalism. 1,633 more words

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