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Digital Possessions: What happens when you die? | Part I

I don’t like being morbid but I find the topic of a digital afterlife extremely fascinating. Being present and engaged in life is a great way to live; however, it’s difficult to not think about the things which seem beyond our control. It’s already difficult to keep my life in order and I see myself as a pretty organized person. Why do […]

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Art Philosophy

Expand the Mind

What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life. ~ Michel Foucault, Philosopher, social theorist, and historian

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Art Writing and Criticism Philosophy Theory

Wittgenstein

Lately, I’ve been exploring language and its role in our perception and understanding of art. I thought I would dig through some Wittgenstein text to whet my appetite for some much-needed philosophical art writing I’m working on. Here’s an excerpt of what I’ve been noshing on… We are handicapped in ordinary language by having to […]

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Art History Art Writing and Criticism Culture Criticism Philosophy Theory

I need this book

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Art History Art Theory and Movements Art Writing and Criticism Culture Criticism Philosophy Theory

Reading | in | Between | The | Lines

In art the object is the work produced by art, as much containing elements of empirical reality as displacing, dissolving, and reconstructing them according to the work’s own law. Only through such transformation, and not through an ever falsifying photography, does art give empirical reality its due, the epiphany of its shrouded essence and the merited shudder in the […]

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Art Writing and Criticism

[me]dia

It is the whole traditional world of causality that is in question: the perspectival, determinist mode, the “active”, critical mode, the analytic mode – the distinction between cause and effect, between active and passive, between subject and object, between the end and the means. It is in this sense that one can say: TV is […]