Grad Student Housing + Pandemic Lifestyle

There have been a lot of low-flying airplanes overhead around here in grad student housing which is really not at all unusual. Living in San Diego is pretty sci-fi, especially in this “neighborhood, adjacent as we are to the hospital and various very tall buildings in suburban labyrinths with reflective …

Corona Virus, Precarity, + Embodied Labor: Week One

Monday Monday morning, March 9th, an overheard conversation between two undergraduate students in a cafe:  “Tonight is the deadline for the University to decide if they are going to do all classes online next quarter, because of the virus stuff.” “Do you think they’ll do it?”  “Nah, I don’t think …

Sundae Theory — “What Will the New Body Be?”

For Sundae Theory reading February 3rd 2016, a gathering hosted in West Olympia in which readers were given the prompt “What Will the New Body Be?” Medicine Like medicine, academic study is expensive and institutional, though it requires little in the way of equipment or a fixed physical location, as …

Aesthetics Bibliography — Spring 2015

A long list of media, read and unread, which pertain to aesthetics. Philosophical aesthetics, art, popular culture, and the impact of reproduction upon poetry and image. Included here for archival purposes, mainly because they provide useful terminology for the study of pop culture and/or literature in the present. Do they …

Medium

“[M]edium proceeds from an older philosophical usage (at the latest since Hegel and Herder) referring to an in-between substance or agency — such as language, writing, thinking, memory — that mediates and constitutes meaning; it resonates no less with esoteric and spiritualist connotations pivoting on an embodied medium’s capacity of …