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).
Everything belongs, everything adheres, the mutter of obscure witnesses, the photos of illegible documents and odd sad personal debris, things gathered up at a dying―old shoes, pajama tops, letters from Russia. It is all one thing, a ruined city of trivia where people feel real pain. This is the Joycean Book of America, remember―the novel […]
☛ Network directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Paddy Chayefsky, United-States, 1976, excerpt at 1:34:27. In the script version from January 14, 1976, see pp. 125-127 (PDF). IMDb. The on-air rants of TV anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) calling “bullshit” on everything and declaring to be “mad as hell” are legendary. The quote “I’m as […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 20, 2013 ― Published in Communication, Movies | Tagged: Bauman, Benjamin, biopolitics, capitalism, community, debt, democracy, economy, globalization, Gramsci, Klossowski, Lazzarato, nation, nation-state, people, politics, power, religion, sovereignty, state, world
☛ LIFE: “Teenage Wasteland: Japanese Youth In Revolt” by Ben Cosgrove, original text by Robert Morse, photos by Michael Rougier, 1964. First spotted via the wandrlustr. The photo above is part of a series produced by LIFE photographer Michael Rougier while on assignment in Japan, in 1964. The series originally ran in a special issue […]
Detribalization by literacy and its traumatic effects on tribal man is the theme of a book by the psychiatrist J. C. Carothers, The African Mind in Health and Disease (World Health Organization, Geneva, 1953). Much of his material appeared in an article in Psychiatry magazine, November, 1959: “The Culture, Psychiatry, and the Written Word.” Again, […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on October 31, 2013 ― Published in Communication, Technology | Tagged: colonialism, culture, ecology, fragment, globalization, McLuhan, media, séparation, Technology, trauma