Yaniv Waissa addresses how collective memory and the politics of a society gets inextricably tangled up with its physical reality, the forces that shape where we live and how, showing the routines of space we inhabit – or are inhabited by, even. Certain attitudes, and our histories, are…
If you love amateur theater watch Mitt Romney’s speech, this is like my freshman Fundamentals Of Acting class when we did monologues and everyone sucked only he’s making freshman me look like a good actor
“Education is immersed in the market and it’s one of the most disgusting imaginable things today in America (and elsewhere, I only know stuff about it here though because i suck). The university shouldn’t be a training camp for “good citizens” (which is code for “people who don’t dissent”) or a place where you prepare for jobs (which is often disguised as the cultivation of creativity when really it’s just how to be marketable and stand out in a very circumscribed sense); it has the potential to be a place of radical democracy, and I think that as such it’s important to follow its pluralistic virtualities where they can go in spite of the aforementioned circumscriptions and try to use it as a place to learn to think, not to accumulate knowledge. I’m a TA teaching freshman comp, ain’t much I can do about that, but I can do my best to resist the thoroughgoing indoctrination of students who since elementary school are taught that they have to make a specific product in order to be “smart” or “good students.” If I can get them to think about how education is comprised of power relations and that maybe it’s not always designed in their best interests and maybe it’s important to do something other than interpellate oneself in the job market, then I’ve done my job. Or something.”—Vladimir Mayacosby
One of the most exciting recent developments in photography, especially in certain photobooks, is what I call a literary impetus. By this, I mean photography that is interested in embodying certain literary qualities and forms.