Monthly Archives: May 2011

The New Home of UNSAID

Oyster Pond – Montauk, New York Advertisements

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Portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920

(more outlaws)

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Domestic Fictions – The Triumph of Writing over Drawing in Modern Architecture

“The look is directed . . . in such deliberate manner as to suggest the reading of these houses as frames for a view.” — Beatriz Colomina, “Split Wall” “But with all the interrogation of the word feminine, one sometimes … Continue reading

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Beecher’s Magazine Is The Next Big Literary Hoo-Ha

It’s officially Beecher’s season. Now you know. If you don’t send it to UNSAID, send it to them. http://www.beechersmag.com Editorial Board, Fall 2010 – Spring 2011 Chloé Cooper Jones, Editor Ben Pfeiffer, Managing Editor Daniel Rolf, Design Editor Nate Barbarick, … Continue reading

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Surviving One’s Own Death – “The owl of Minerva flies only at dusk.” — G.W.F. Hegel

Huge props for Malabou (‘the best book on Hegel in twenty years’) offered by Slavoj Žižek. His discussion of Malabou begins at 5’20”. Douglas Crimp’s writings on the origin and purpose of the art museum (click), as a public institution, … Continue reading

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History & Trauma ~ Civilization & Its Discontents

“I shall not recapitulate the disasters of the Alexandrian library,” Edward Gibbon writes in the fifty-first chapter of the The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The historian resolves, with these words, to remain silent about … Continue reading

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“Living In The Land of The Lost”

The illusion of the freedom of the ego can be better understood by reviewing to the notion of the automaton. Remember that Descartes was able to gain mastery over the res extensa by declaring it to be purely passive and … Continue reading

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