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Art Games Talk at Detroit Digital Humanities

This past weekend I gave a talk as part of a panel with Alex Myers and Skot Deeming about art games. My portion of the talk was about the history of French Pantomime and how the “debate” around art games … Continue reading

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Ranciere on Life

I finished Jacques Ranciere’s newest book Aisthesis the other day, and I wanted to get a few notes out about the way that Ranciere thinks about the concept of life in the book. If you’re familiar with Ranciere (and if you’re not … 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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Rancière on Life and Politics

The scientific Marxist revolution certainly wanted to put an end to the workers’ reveries, along with utopian programmes. But by opposing them to the effects of real social development, it kept subordinating the end and means of action to the … Continue reading

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