Imagine yourself living and growing up on an island that is, more or less, just a spiky pinnacle. And like the whole of the world you love watching football, which […]
Why is black humour funny? I cannot answer this question. Rather I try to describe some of the black humour experience and show ways of its justification.
Two weeks ago I shared with you some new songs I got to know and which I really like! Today I want to share new songs I came to appreciate […]
Cavell claims, that photographs are meant to highlight the world’s presence to us, whereas paintings are meant to show our presence to the world. In other words, whereas paintings are world as a whole, photographs are of the world. What does that mean?
Full-court press, as one unconventional strategy to respond to the weakness of an opponent, turned out to be a highly effective strategy for weak teams when playing against superior teams. But why did so few teams adopt it?
America’s got the Western, Italy its crazy excess in form of the great Spaghetti Western, Germany can, at least, call the romantic books and films about Winnetou and his blood […]
Well, it’s Thursday, tonight’s movie night! Evening approximates… So here’ »Saute ma ville« (»Bomb Up My Town«) by Chantal Akerman. . When I was 18 I lived in a world, […]
When, for the first time, I saw this photograph of the installation »raume yellow« by Anne Lindberg, it seemed to me as if it had been digitally manipulated. But I […]
Recently I introduced the “Fashion Fetish”-Project by SHOWstudio. They announced to accompany the artistic creations with essays by female journalists. So, here we go. The really interesting “Unpicking Fetish – Lips” […]
Is the idea of androids just imaginative science-fiction? Michio Kaku argues that thinking machines could be realised, because the idea of them doesn’t violate the known laws of physics. And Klaus Mainzer justifies this idea by interpreting the natural phenomenon of unpredictability as the condition for developing artificial intelligence, since it could be describable by computation.
Stanley Cavell interconnects the questions “What is art?” and “What is the importance of art?” He discovers that only movies are generally important, while music, paintings, novels etc. are not. In describing the conditions under which movies are made, he prepares the answers for the question “What is film?”
Well, lately I had some, mostly new, tunes rotating which are legally free to download. I’d like to share them with you. Maybe you’ll find some of the Easter eggs […]
The last two weeks were full of interesting online comics, drawn as well as animated. 🙂 There are funny and beautifully drawn among them. via http://www.dilbert.com via http://www.wulffmorgenthaler.com via http://www.jorgeilustra.com/, […]
Some weeks ago I wrote about SHOWstudio’s exhibition “Selling Sex” (22 March – 1 June 2012), which only promotes artworks made by women about their view on women; trying to […]
When watching football I want to be entertained and see my team win. I take it for granted that every fan desires so. However, I found out that there are three proponents for three different football philosophies in which the notion “entertain” has its own particular meaning. The pragmatic philosophy only aims to win, the aesthetic philosophy enjoys a beautiful game, and the ambitious philosophy wants to win by playing a beautiful game.