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).
☛ Detail of a snapshot from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (UK/USA, 1968) showing a bright scratch across the “COM” computer display. Warner 2007 Blu-ray edition @01:31:13 • • • Takeaway Summary Where are the scratches in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Which edition of 2001: A Space Odyssey feature the scratches? About computer readouts […]
☛ Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) by Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1954. Intermission card from 01:46:45 to 01:51:46, Criterion Edition. This intermission card arrives 107 minutes in Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 film Seven Samurai. It lasts approximately 5 minutes and is accompanied by a music score by Hayasaka Fumio. At the time of writing, it can be […]
Where Heidegger talks about “world” he will often appear to be talking about a pervasive interpretation or point of view which we bring to the things of the world. This, in any case, has been the view of many commentators. But there is little sense in speaking of “a point of view” here since precisely […]
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, […]