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 …

Attempting to Translate “The Mass Ornament” (TBC)

  Siegfried Kracauer. “The Mass Ornament.” In Mass Ornament: Weimar Essays. Translated by Thomas Y. Levin. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995, 74-86. An excavation which proceeds sectionally, as does Kracauer: 1. In the first paragraph of this essay, Kracauer sets his readers up for the analysis of popular culture …