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Marcom in A Brief History of Yes

So now it is Maria’s turn to laugh. She laughs. And the girl opens her mouth and all of the laughing animals and not-animals run out of her mouth and into the air–which butterflies and sandhill cranes which hillside songbird … Continue reading

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Lynn Margulis on the artifice of microbiology

The first thing to remember is that nearly all bacteria are multicellular in nature. when microbiologists put them in the laboratory, they want to grow them rapidly. They put them in pure culture — nature abhors a pure culture — … Continue reading

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Anne Anlin Cheng on the Modernist fascination with surface

To this day, from aerodynamic teats to the glass wall, modern design and aesthetic philosophy remain absorbed in the idea of “pure surface.” Contemporary designers continually manipulate the relationship between the inside and outside of objects, garments, and buildings, creating … Continue reading

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Bifo on the 1980s

At the threshold of the 1980s, punk had proclaimed the abolition of the future. Humanity no longer had any reason for remaining together. This was the feeling, the premonition. Nevertheless, the politicians, journalists, intellectuals of the time all hastened to … Continue reading

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Mark Gonzales on Not Speaking

MG: I like it and I hate it. I don’t really like the marketing or the business of skateboarding…the sport by itself, I just like skateboarding, it’s fun, it’s a fun thing to do. You don’t like photosessions either? MG: … Continue reading

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Line Hollis on Games and Narrative

Line Hollis has a new post up about “story blindness” (I don’t think I like the term much). A sample: I’ve got a particular love for stories that build up or hint at an elaborate, vivid world, then dissolve into … Continue reading

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Bifo on Imagination

We continue to use old forms of action but we will have to begin to imagine new forms that are capable of actually struggling against financial dictatorship. In my opinion, the first task – which we have begun to experience over the … Continue reading

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Leopold Lambert on the Explosion

What is an explosion at the pure physics level? A bomb is an apparatus that contains folded within itself the potential liberation of an important volume of energy in the form of an exothermic reaction. Such a volume of energy … Continue reading

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Rancière on the Pure Nonsense of Life

The notes disappear in smoke, and the raised fist of the infant – a new kind of messiah different from Bartleby/Deleuze – celebrates, for all science, the hymn of life obstinately pursuing its own nonsense. Literary fiction has embraced the … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière on Art’s World

Art exists as a separate world since anything whatsoever can belong to it. This is precisely one of the arguments of this book. It shows how a regime of perception, sensation, and interpretation of art is constituted and transformed by … Continue reading

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