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).
Here, the concept of objective spirit turns into the principle of information. This steps between thoughts and things as a third value, between the pole of reflection and the pole of the thing, between spirit and matter. Intelligent machines -like all artifices that are culturally created- eventually also compel thought to recognize on a broader […]
☛ National Archives: President Jimmy Carter leaving [Three Mile Island] for Middletown, Pennsylvania., 04/01/1979. Identifier:540021. Public domain. • • • On March 28, 1979, the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) reactor suffered a partial meltdown. The incident was rated at Level 5 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale. Although the exact health […]
The hermeto-logical circle is deeper and more original than the “hermeneutic circle.” Hermeto-logical Difference is a fundamental invariant, a matrix for what is called “metaphysics” in general. It is more powerful than its modalities or avatars, among which the hermeneutics conflict of interpretations, as well as the textual and signifying critique within hermeneutics, and all […]
☛ Museo Nacional del Prado: “Perro semihundido” (“The Half-Submerged Dog” also known as “The Dog”), mural painting by Fransisco Goya, 131 cm x 79 cm, between 1819 and 1823. In a piece he wrote for The Guardian in 2003, art critic Robert Hughes (1938-2012) commented Goya’s painting, and described the inscrutable dog’s head, the lonely […]