I found the movie Slacker to be fascinating. I loved how the characters and the plot were constantly moving. When the movie began, the guy in the taxi was describing his dreams about the possibility of a multitude of alternate realities. 622 more words
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In this section of Theodor W. Adorno’s “The sociology of knowledge and its Consciousness “, Adorno criticizes the approach used by Mannheim to solve the central problem of specifically identifying the connections between consciousness or cognition and social structures. 349 more words
In both the excerpt from Adorno and the film Slackers, the idea of language as a commodity is explored and how valuable it actually is. Adorno writes “A word is seldom banal on it’s own…the most abominable cliches are combinations words…utterly and completely, for better or for worse, implemented and effected,” (85). 631 more words
Mistakes and forgetfulness happen all the time. But sometimes a metal screw-cap lodges right in the part of my brain that would allow me to coherently appreciate and practice something simple, like playing Tetris, organizing laundry, or making small talk. 534 more words
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Kitsch offers instantaneous emotional gratification without intellectual effort, without the requirement of distance, without sublimination. It usually presents no difficulties in interpretation and has absolutely nothing to do with an aesthetics of negativity.