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Abjection: A definition for discard studies

By Mohammed Rafi Arefin
This post is part of the Discard Studies Compendium

Abjection describes a social and psychological process by which things like garbage, sewage, corpses and rotting food elicit powerful emotional responses like horror and disgust. 1,056 more words

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I always give value to inanimate objects as well as the empty spaces in which they lay. A value that could be absurd because objects are material things, but they have their magic and poetry and even their own meaning , it’s a matter of observation and finding those little details that make that we feel identified even with little things such as a sugar cube that they serve along with your coffee so you can taste with palatability the coffee recently made in the morning. 239 more words

THEN AND NOW - MUSICAL COVERS -- Music Themes

MAGICAL MADDIE chose the Music Theme, THEN AND NOW, MUSICAL COVERS  for this week.
JOHNNY WHO REMEMBERS has chosen VIVA EVA as the Music Theme for next week. 157 more words

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Reversing Time: Throwback Analysis of "Dishonored," Part I.

You might recall that I undertook my first video game research several years ago; a few weeks back, I published the first chapter from that work as part of my series on “Majora’s Mask.”   2,794 more words

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ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΩΝΤΑΣ ΤΗΝ ΥΠΟΣΤΑΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΑΙΣΘΗΤΙΚΗΣ

O όρος ‘αισθητική’ παράγεται από την ‘αίσθηση’, την εμπειρία που προσλαμβάνουμε μέσω των αισθήσεων.

Η  αισθητική είχε κιόλας αρχίσει να αναπτύσσεται από τα αρχαία χρόνια στις πλούσιες χώρες της μεσογείου, της αρχαίας Ανατολής μέχρι και την  αρχαία Κίνα. 587 more words

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