☛ James Mollison Photography: “James & Other Apes”, 2004, Digital C-type prints, 50x68cm / 120x164cm, published by Chris Boot, 112 pages, 50 colour photographs. © James Mollison, 2011. Artist statement: While watching a nature program on primates I was struck by their facial similarity to our own. Humans are clearly different to animals, but the […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on August 17, 2011 ― Published in Art, Communication, Photography | Tagged: animal, apes, classification, collection, Derrida, face, human, identity, Levinas, taxonomy, visage
Classification is a condition of knowledge, not knowledge itself, and knowledge in turn dissolves classification. ☛ Dialectic of Enlightenment by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, translated by Edmund Jephcott, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002, p. 182 One way of understanding this would be to see classes (or categories) as necessary tools for the development of […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on June 4, 2011 ― Published in Communication | Tagged: Adorno, category, class, classification, collapse, concept, destruction, end, epistemology, eschatology, Horkheimer, knowledge, taxonomy
It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type. In a review of the relevant literature it is shown that happiness is statistically abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is associated […]
In 1962 Arnold B. Barach wrote a book about the way the future was about to become. He tries and describes using realistic interpolation different technological innovation. This post feature a librarian using a gigantic computer to store/find references. Barach’s idea was that the increasing volume of paper publications will someday forces us to drop the old library card system for a much powerful way of organizing and retrieving references.
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 14, 2010 ― Published in Technology | Tagged: classification, computer, data, future, information, information overload, interface, library, order, organization, reference, vintage