November 27th, 2012 | brainjuice
- The Ethics of Nostalgia | Notes on Metamodernism
."..as much as we may still love to superficially aestheticise history as a ‘style’ and a consumer ‘product’, we are also witnessing an engagement with nostalgia that is about ethics rather than simply style. Like postmodernism in the 1980s and 1990s, our current engagement with the past is consciously aware of what Fredric Jameson has termed its own “random cannibalization of all the styles of the past”, yet nevertheless seeks to say something beyond style in the process."
(tags:theory philosophy history )
- Surgeon « mary anne hobbs
"…this is the Surgeon… one of the most fascinating men i ever met.. President of the Russian motorcycle club the Night Wolves…"
- One big fiction, read and written by us all | Books | The Observer
"The newly released iPhone and iPad app The Silent History collects case histories of a future epidemic of speechlessness, in the form of a serial novel released one day at a time. Each short episode is designed to be absorbed in 15 minutes and some of the stories are tied to particular locations: the reader stands within 10 metres of a dot on the map in order to unlock the section."
(tags:digital publishing books )