Category Archives: sociology


Chinese Ghost Cities – 163


TEDxUofM – Sam Valenti IV – The Ecstatic Fringe 121

TEDxUofM took place April 10th, 2010, at the Biomedical Science Research Building at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Sam Valenti IV is the founder of Ghostly International, home to two of America’s finest independent record labels, Ghostly and Spectral Sound. The Michigan based company has carefully built a reputation for artistic quality and innovation […]

Fuxx_ n :? 102

컵라면 ‘캡틴’을 생산하는 빙그레는, 얼마전 캡틴의 우리말 발음은 그대로 둔 채 영어 표기만 ‘CAPTAIN’에서 ‘CAPTEEN’으로 바꾸었다. 컵라면 뚜껑에 표기한 영어 상표에도 ‘CAP’과 ‘TEEN’을 다른 색깔로 디자인해 10대를 겨냥한 제품의 성격을 더욱 뚜렷이 했다. 최근 청소년들 사이에 유행하고 있는 ‘캡이야’라는 말을 아는 사람이라면, 어렵지 않게 이 상표가 ‘10대가 최고’로 꼽는 제품이라는 중의적 효과를 노렸음을 알아차렸을 것이다. […]

on Dreams I 062

“The dream was itself an immense material power that transformed the natural world, investing industrially produced objects and built environments with collective, political desires.” … “Night dreams of individuals express desires thwarted by the social order and pushed backward into regressive childhood forms this collective dream dared to imagine a social world in alliance with personal happiness, and […]

Virtual Reality Interface – Michael Jantzen 061

  As part of his ongoing personal design research that has explored alternative ways of thinking about the built environment, Michael Jantzen has created the project called “Virtual Reality Interface”. “Virtual Reality Interface” was inspired by recent advancements in electronic visual information creation and presentation technologies. These technologies will soon enable a person to see […]

Refuge, Five Cities in New York 049

Na Istanbul reist de fototentoonstelling Refuge van Bas Princen naar de Storefront in New York In de Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York opent op 12 mei de tentoonstelling Refuge, Five Cities van de Rotterdamse fotograaf Bas Princen: ” Refuge, Princen’s most recent project, REFUGE, commissioned by the IABR and DEPO Istanbul, could […]

OriginaLLy African/Indians Whiten (De-Melinate) Their Skin Calling It More Beautfiful 026

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Postmodernism and Consumer Society – Fredric Jameson 018

The concept of postmodernism is not widely accepted or even understood today. Some of the resistance to it may come from the unfamiliarity of the works it covers, which can be found in all the arts: the poetry of John Ashbery , for instance, as well as the much simpler talk poetry that came out […]

Preface of A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy – Marx 012

[…]   The first work which I undertook to dispel the doubts assailing me was a critical re-examination of the Hegelian philosophy of law; the introduction to this work being published in the Deutsch-Franzosische Jahrbucher issued in Paris in 1844. My inquiry led me to the conclusion that neither legal relations nor political forms could […]