Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Malls: Living and Dead



And the Living Dead

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Foucault vs. Badiou

I found this video translated into english!
All you have to do in order to get english subtitles is press the CC button underneath the video itself!

Friday, April 15, 2011


I was thinking about our talk the other day about the characteristics of "genius."

Name three people that you consider a genius. Are those people men?
It seems to me that we reserve the title of "genius" to a very narrow set of individuals.
And those very few individuals shape our world.
This sort of reminds me of Foucault's idea of the gaze of power.
For more information refer to: "The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences" by the man himself.
He looks like this:
Known by his contemporaries as:
"the only man in the history of the world that could successfully pair a turtle neck with a leather jacket"

Where do we look as a society?
What sort of knowledge do we consider worthy of attention?
What is "genius"?

Friday, April 8, 2011

"Inspiration": A dream that you can take through a straw

How does one become inspired?

Is it the task of the creator to find beauty in the common?

Or must one travel outside of one's present condition to find inspiration?

Is inspiration something that overtakes you? That invites you to disengage in some way from reality? Or does inspiration force you to plant your feet in the here and now. Or both?

Is inspiration something separate inside of us that we need to pull out?

Are we merely portals for the stream of inspiration to pass through?

Should inspiration be a type of madness and irrationality?

One of our symposium members suggested this radio piece:

Do you think of creativity like Tom Waits does?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Being in the World

For the next meeting we will be discussing our ideas on the film "Being in the World" that is screening at the Space Gallery at 7:30pm on April 4th as part of the Philosophy Symposium film series.
So make sure to tell all your friends...or your "friends", friendemies, contacts, etc.

Here is the link to Space Gallery advertisement of this event of monumental significance.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nawal El Saadawi Lecture

This is an audio recording of the Saadawi lecture for those of you that missed it. Thanks to a member of the symposium!