Category Archives: Quote Time

Brian Taylor on Cameras (and The Last of Us)

Audiences know that you can’t make a film without a camera. For a long time, Hollywood-style editing and cinematography developed to minimize the audience’s awareness of the camera. What would have been unacceptable in these films, visual acknowledgement of the … Continue reading

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Derrida on Althusser (dead)

At the bottom, I know that Louis doesn’t hear me; he hears me only inside me, inside us (though we are only ever ourselves from that place within us where the other, the mortal other, resonates). And I know well … Continue reading

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Joe Culp on Halo 4

You walk into this place and you know it’s time to put on the Vai. It’s like a crazy alien cathedral with a laser floor that you can see through. Reminds me of Lego space sets or Super Soakers in the … Continue reading

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David Lynch on Criticism

MC: I remember when I first saw `Fire Walk With Me’, at the Cannes film festival, there were loud boos – how does the apparent failure of a film like this affect you? DL: `Dune’ was a failure to me, because I … 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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Nathan Altice on Fashion and Games

I don’t think I need to convince you about the videogame industry’s constant pursuit of more better processors with more better memory in the service of more better graphics which apparently translates to more better realism and somehow more better … Continue reading

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Scu on being “that person”

Every feminist, every anti-racist, every queer theorist, every animal scholar, every person who has ever seriously engaged with the vicissitudes of identity and justice are all sick and tired of being that woman. Trust me, I know I am sick … Continue reading

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Foucault on the Biopolitics of Socialism

One thing at least is certain: Socialism has made no critique of the theme of biopower, which developed at the end of the eighteenth century, and throughout the nineteenth; it has in fact taken it up, developed, reimplanted, and modified … 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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