All things related to communication in a very broad sense. Things posted in this category may be related to mass media but are certainly not related to it. In a more general meaning, communication is the process by which things come into relation with one another. It also has a lot to do with the concept of community, with the idea of gift and debt and, last but not least, with phenomena related to separation and destruction (as a side effect of the coming-together which is usually associated with communication).
2015 was a slower year for Aphelis, with fewer posts published than in previous years. This is due mostly to the fact that my time and energy were invested in the completion of my dissertation. The final document was submitted in September of this year. The oral examination is set for January of 2016. Yet, […]
☛ LIFE: “William S. Burroughs in Paris, 1959 — the year his novel Naked Lunch was published”. © Loomis Dean—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. • • • Last year marked the 100 anniversary of William S. Burroughs’s birthday: he was born on February 5, 1914. Many events marked the occasion throughout the year. Some of […]
Imagine: You’re 16. You’re in school. You’re sitting in class. You have a crush on another student — you’ve fallen hard. You can’t stop thinking about them. You suspect the feelings are mutual — but you don’t know. You’re afraid to just come right out and ask, verbally — afraid of the crushing weight of […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on April 23, 2015 ― Published in Technology, Communication | Tagged: Derrida, media, economy, capitalism, love, Jean-Luc Nancy, intimacy, deconstruction, Christianism, touch, mediation
☛ Illustrated London News: “A German Gas-Attack Seen From The Air: a remarkable ‘snap’”, vol. 147, no. 4000, Dec. 18, 1915, p. 789. Cropped version retrieved from JF Ptak Science Books. A wider version can be retrieved here. April 22, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of Ypres. More precisely, it marks […]