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October 31, 2010

HEIDEGGER’S HAMMER

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Martin Heidegger once said, we only know a hammer when it is broken (see his pioneering book, Being and Time). I have been thinking about the arts, a bit. Given the visual nature of the arts—and here I am making the assumption that literature is a form of visualization of the literary artist’s imagination, transmitted by […]

October 31, 2010

THE VERY IDEA OF (VISUAL)CULTURE IN 21st CENTURY

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Does the very idea of culture encompass all humanistic experiences and/or expressions? Mass media, science, religion, sports, fine arts, not so fine arts, poetry, music, graffiti, and so on. Do they belong under the umbrella of culture? If they do, and I’ll argue with sincerity that they do belong there, how are they communicating with […]

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