Monday, November 24, 2014

paradigm shift in contemporary critical theory

 …a with this much Walter Benjamin, a dead cert the contrary (digital) flâneuse (irony noted) would pick it. What else can I say? Shift happens. Omnivore is always a treat.

....From critical theory to psychological warfare — how Franwithkfurt School intellectuals fought the Nazi enemy: Ulrich Plass reviews Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort by Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer (ed. Raffaele Laudani).

Craig Shrimpton (Goldsmiths): Fascism in Benjamin's Historical Materialism: Crisis and the Aestheticisation of Politics. Joel White reviews Working with Walter Benjamin: Recovering a Political Philosophy by Andrew Benjamin. Fallen angel: Ian Penman on the tragic life and enduring influence of critic Walter Benjamin. From TNR’s series “Book that changed my mind”, Stephanie LaCava: “Walter Benjamin was my first crush”.

Barbarism: Anna-Verena Nosthoff on notes on the thought of Theodor W. Adorno.

read the rest at paradigm shift in contemporary critical theory - / omnivore

Friday, May 23, 2014

Make the most of limited city living space: House in a Box

Two hundred square feet. Appallingly small, even by NYC standards. But a new project from MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group, promises to transform that into one that is like an apartment three times the size to live in

CityHome is essentially a hideaway bed taken to the umpteenth level. It’s a mechanical box about the size of a closet that sits inside an apartment, where it stows a bed, dining room table, kitchen surface, a cooking range, a closet, and multipurpose storage, too.

MIT's CityHome Is A House In A Box You Control By Waving Your Hand | Co.Design | business design
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