In 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle) Jean-Luc Godard beckons us ever closer, literally whispering in our ears as narrator. About what? Money, sex, fashion, the city, love, language, war: in a word, everything. Considered by many to be among the legendary French filmmaker’s finest achievements, the film takes as its ostensible subject the daily...
Tomás Maldonado in Conversation with/en...
The Fundación Cisneros has released the second in its Conversaciones series, an ongoing exchange of ideas between artists and writers. This volume contains a collection of interviews between Tomás Maldonado and María Amalia García. From the Fundación Cisneros’ website: Tomás Maldonado (1922, Buenos Aires, Argentina), achieved international recognition for his work at the Hochschule für ...
Still Life: Bent Objects →
Jeffrey Bell on Clarity in Brian Eno, Deleuze and...
At Aberrant Monism, Jeffrey Bell has an interesting post connecting his first encounter with Brian Eno’s Another Green World to his first encounter with Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus, as well as a concise consideration of Hume, Leibniz and others on the issue of clarity. Bell seems particularly adept at incorporating considerations of music into his elucidation of philosophical...
Archi Zines →
“the annihilation of time and space": Muybridge at...
“The Smart Set” provides some interesting notes on the continuing relevance of Eadweard Muybridge’s innovative motion studies, as well as his earlier, lesser known landscape photography. The article also has links to the exhibition of his work soon to open at SFMOMA and to the Muybridgizer App.
Walter Benjamin at SEP
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has just published its entry for Walter Benjamin. Osborne, Peter and Charles, Matthew, “Walter Benjamin”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2011 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), forthcoming URL = <http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2011/entries/benjamin/>.
Foucault's "proper task of a history of thought"
But, after all, this was the proper task of a history of thought, as against a history of behaviors or representations: to define the conditions in which human beings ‘problematize’ what they are, what they do, and the world in which they live. Michel Foucault, The Uses of Pleasure
The Aesthetics of James Clerk Maxwell's A Treatise...
MIT Libraries “Book of the Day: 13” from 1873 is James Clerk Maxwell’s A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, which contains: Maxwell’s Equations: a set of four linear partial differential equations that summarize the classical properties of the electromagnetic field. They’re seared into the brains of all students who pass through an introductory class on electricity...
Architecture with Architects
Architizer published an article on the Top 10 Conversions, which is worth a look. What I found particularly interesting was the focus on intentional, as opposed to accidental, architecture - architecture with rather than without architects - as capable of playing a role in creatively addressing the flux of space and time as change. That is, beyond the static images, there is a temporal and spatial...
"Laboratories of Fire" and The Subterranean World...
As part of its sesquicentennial, MIT Libraries are blogging about one library book published during each of the past 150 years. Year 12, 1872, is represented by George Hartwig’s The Subterranean World. Hartwig elucidates the vicissitudes of this other world in order “to describe the wonders of this hidden world in their various relations to man, now raising him to wealth, and now dooming...
Jacques Rancière - Doing or Not Doing: Politics,...
Tree Hotel / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Arch Daily has posted images of an interesting suspended and reflective tree hotel in Sweden.
Badiou interviews Foucault
mmanu19 has provided a great service by translating and subtitling a Youtube video of a 1965 interview of Michael Foucault by a rather young Alain Badiou on the issue(s) of psychology. Click “CC” to get English subtitles. There is also an interactive transcript that allows you to skip to various portions of the video.
The Exhibition Catalog for Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X – 197X magazines is now available at Amazon. More on the traveling exhibition can be found at its own site, as well as at Volume.
Dionisio Gonzalez is a Spanish artist who creates spatial, sculptural and photographic explorations of space, architecture and urban development. His three-dimensional works feature small- and large-scale models and installations, while his photography combines indexical and fantastical forms - part photography, part digital model - to reveal spaces simultaneously of and not of this world.
Urbagram has posted images of Paul Rudolph’s expressway network. The design from the late 1960s/early 1970s would have connected the New York boroughs with New Jersey, Long Island with existing infrastructure, including the Holland Tunnel, the Manhattan Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge.