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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 12 Oct 21

Originally Published on Parallax:  https://parallax-media.eu/andrew-sweeny/ivan-illichs-hour-of-legibilityContinue reading on Medium »

Originally Published on Parallax:  https://parallax-media.eu/andrew-sweeny/ivan-illichs-hour-of-legibilityContinue reading on Medium »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Jul 20

Originally published on Parallax (https://www.parallax-magazin.de) on July 1, 2020Jean-Jacques Rousseau got it backwards when he said ‘Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.’ On the contrary, men and women are born in a state of radical un-freedom. We come into the world attached by the umbilical cord to mother, family, and tribe — and only after a great struggle can we dream of any kind of relative freedom. Freedom could only exist in a web of responsibility, contingency, and interdependence.When John Lennon wrote the song Imagine he was similarly off the mark. Imagine is the ultimate hymn to romanticism: that …

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Originally published on Parallax (https://www.parallax-magazin.de) on July 1, 2020Jean-Jacques Rousseau got it backwards when he said ‘Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.’ On the contrary, men and women are born in a state of radical un-freedom. We come into the world attached by the umbilical cord to mother, family, and tribe — and only after a great struggle can …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 May 20

Beauty has become an ugly little word. Because we’ve got it all wrong.We think it is waxed bodies, engineered curves, or a youthful glow. But real beauty not, as Byung-Chul Han says in his wonderful essay Saving Beauty, a kind of smooth surface without any depth or pathos. Real beauty is something that strikes us with blows.What is called beauty in the digital age is actually porn—an instant gratification of the senses that erases intimacy. And most of what we ingest in the digital age is porn in one way or another—including news, tv, and nature shows, it’s largely the sensation …

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Beauty has become an ugly little word. Because we’ve got it all wrong.We think it is waxed bodies, engineered curves, or a youthful glow. But real beauty not, as Byung-Chul Han says in his wonderful essay Saving Beauty, a kind of smooth surface without any depth or pathos. Real beauty is something that strikes us with blows.What is called beauty in …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 7 Apr 20

Some notes Covid 19 and beyondThe Rashomon gate which Kurosawa’s crew constructed for Rashomon (1950)“Corpses piled on bridges, corpses blocking off a whole street at the intersection, corpses displaying every manner of death possible to human beings. When I involuntarily looked away, my brother scolded me, “Akira, look carefully now.” When that night I asked my brother why he made me look at those terrible sights, he replied: “If you shut your eyes to a frightening sight, you end up being frightened. If you look at everything straight on, there is nothing to be afraid of.”Akira Kurosawa describing his boyhood experience after …

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Some notes Covid 19 and beyondThe Rashomon gate which Kurosawa’s crew constructed for Rashomon (1950)“Corpses piled on bridges, corpses blocking off a whole street at the intersection, corpses displaying every manner of death possible to human beings. When I involuntarily looked away, my brother scolded me, “Akira, look carefully now.” When that night I asked my brother why he made me look …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 Jul 19

John Vervaeke’s Awakening from the Meaning Crisis — and beyondJohn Vervaeke’s lecture Series on YouTube: https://youtu.be/54l8_ewcOlYZombies and Postmodern BullshitJean-Francois Lyotard defined postmodernism as the death of the grand narrative. His view—a rather grandiose narrative in itself—was that: ‘The narrative function is losing its functors, it’s great hero, it’s great dangers, it’s great voyages, it’s great goal. It is being dispersed.’ But he was deadly wrong. Actually, the hero, the adventure, the voyage, the goal, the grand narratives never really went away. They just need to be re-discovered.Postmodernism, as a cultural mood, is the gleeful and nihilistic celebration of the death of meaning and …

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John Vervaeke’s Awakening from the Meaning Crisis — and beyondJohn Vervaeke’s lecture Series on YouTube: https://youtu.be/54l8_ewcOlYZombies and Postmodern BullshitJean-Francois Lyotard defined postmodernism as the death of the grand narrative. His view—a rather grandiose narrative in itself—was that: ‘The narrative function is losing its functors, it’s great hero, it’s great dangers, it’s great voyages, it’s great goal. It is being dispersed.’ But he was …

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