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My Makers Thesis is DONE!

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything here.  I’ve had a number of things on my plate, including my ongoing Masters Thesis project.  Well, now it’s DONE, and you can read it here! It’s a real page-turner. I … Continue reading

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Tom Leddy’s Everyday Surface Aesthetics

Tom Leddy, in his article ” “Everyday Surface Aesthetic Qualities: ‘Neat,’ ‘Messy,’ ‘Clean,’ ‘Dirty’” (Published in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 53 (3), 259-268), attempts to position everyday notions of organization and cleanliness within the discourse of aesthetic … Continue reading

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Toward a Material Consciousness

Kant’s “free play” of cognition (421) marks the outer bound of his liberal human. The free-play of cognition acts as a black box beyond the bounds of which we have no conscious access. For Kant, the best that this subject … Continue reading

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On The Social Life of Things

In The Social Life of Things (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), Arjun Appadurai argues for a “methodological fetishism” of commodities in analyzing the societies in which they circulate: …we have to follow the things themselves, for their meanings are inscribed … Continue reading

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A Sociology of Things

Igor Kopytoff suggests a biography of things: “In doing the biography of a thing, one would ask questions similar to those one asks about people: What, sociologically, are the biographical possibilities inherent in its ‘status’ and in the period and … Continue reading

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The Sci-Fi Corridor

Kottke brought this article to my attention, all about the corridor in science-fiction film. The designs that Roger Christian synthesised from Ron Cobb’s prolific and extraordinary conceptual sketches for Alien (1979) are lingered over lovingly at the start of the … Continue reading

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>Lyrics, (Mis)Heard

>In a previous post, I mentioned the experience of mishearing lyrics, only later to have them corrected. At the time, I was not able to come up with an example of my own, nor did I receive much help from … Continue reading

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