2. "To think within infrastructure is to do more than render its components visible: it is to rupture the seams between the human and the nonhuman in collective, political life.”


  3. His insistence that Lynch report, describe and theorize about things–the things he has made, but also the things he loves–the paintings of Hopper and Bacon, the music of Kanye West and Jimi Hendrix–made the whole event feel more like an art school crit than a conversation. A friend of mine remarked that she thought Holdengräber was about to begin asking Lynch to remark upon the quality of Hopper’s brush stroke. In this sense, his questions seemed patronizing, and Lynch’s one-time response that “the words, they’re not really necessary” appropriately flippant.Odd Flower

    (Source: thegroundofmybeseeching)


  4. thegroundofmybeseeching:

    "And by the sweat of of our stripped brows we earn our deaths"


  5. "Knowingness is the attitude that allows sexism to persist in progressive institutions that you would expect to know better, precisely because you would. When casual sexism pervades leftist theory, one assumes it is ironic; when progressive institutions ignore gender politics, one assumes this is because struggles for equality have already been won, or must be deferred so we can attend to more pressing political needs. Intellectuals tend to show class allegiance, bracketing or ignoring casual sexism in their own circles. They project misogyny outward, onto Middle America megachurches and racialized others, or onto the powerful men that pander to those masses.”


  6. thegroundofmybeseeching:

    Teaching and Learning Multimodal Communications"  - Friends make the best collaborators @jana_mu @alyssa_a_mcleod @arbuckle_alyssa @mchlstvns


  7. Impressionism to Punk


    “Just as taxidermy represents a colonial desire for mastery over nature, preserved clothing items accepted into the museum tantalizingly present a fallacy of their histories as finite.” @themediaresimage



  8. Lectio Digitas: 5/31-6/7


  9. Zizek explains the Filioque

    (before going on to articulate his own reading of Christianity, based, as it were, on one Hegelian Slip-of-the-Tongue):

    “The key doctrinal division between Orthodoxy and Western Christianity (both Catholicism and Protestantism) concerns the procession of the Holy Spirit: for the Latin tradition, the Holy Spirit proceeds from both Father and Son, while for Orthodox it proceeds from the Father alone.  From this perspective of the ‘monarchy of the Father’ as the unique source of the three ‘hypostases’ (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), the Latin notion of double procession introduces an all too rational logic of relations into God:  Father and Son are conceived as relating to each other in the mode of opposition, and the Holy Spirit then appears as their reunion, not genuinely as a new, third, Person.  We thus do not have a genuine Trinity, but a return of the Dyad to One, a reabsorption of the dyad into One.  So, since the principle of the sole ‘monarchy of the Father’ is abandoned, the only way to think the Oneness of the divine triad is to depersonalize it, so that, in the end, we get the impersonal One, the God of philosophers, of their ‘natural theology.’” 

    Slavoj Žižek, The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic?


  10. minisoap: