Tag Archives: Walter Benjamin

The Spectacle of The Body in The Age of Mechanical Reproduction

The enlargement of a snapshot does not simply render more precise what in any case was visible, though unclear: it reveals entirely new structural formations of the subject. So, too, slow motion not only presents familiar qualities of movement but … Continue reading

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The Shortcomings of Science – Knowledge Only Occurs within An Ideological Apparatus

Etienne-Jules Marey‘s Gun Camera Walter Benjamin identifies, in his work on mechanical reproduction, the intimate connection between the film industry and the war industry. The technical conditions for the production of one are virtually identical with those for the production … Continue reading

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Multimedia Art as (Potentially) Revolutionary Chance Encounter

“As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.” ― Comte de Lautréamont Blast No. 1: ‘Review of the Great English Vortex’ (cover of the Vorticist journal) Wyndham Lewis, ed. June 20, … Continue reading

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Letter to Student on Writing and Revision

Dear S, Good to hear from you. I know finals can induce anxiety, but don’t let this one get to you. I think you should stick to your choice, because you like Marcel Mauss and also because writing on him … Continue reading

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