Monthly Archives: October 2007

Spivak – critique of postcolonial reason 1.2

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is visiting Goldsmiths – Some of us have returned to reread her Critique of Postcolonial Reason. Such a great, difficult, suggestive book. These are some subjective comments and reading notes on the Philosophy chapter. The first part … Continue reading

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Spivak – critique of postcolonial reason 1.1

Gayatri Spivak is visiting Goldsmiths – so some of us have returned to reread her Critique of Postcolonial Reason. Such a great, difficult, suggestive book. These are some subjective comments and reading notes on the Philosophy chapter. The first part … Continue reading

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Televisionaries

For a long time I have wanted to pay homage to the character played by Roshan Seth in “My Beautiful Laundrette”, a Stephen Frears film, written by Hanif Kureshi. Despite some problems with the film itself – ‘we did not … Continue reading

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The Guevara Convention (by Dave Watts & friends)

October 9 2007 is the 40th anniversary of the death of Ernesto ´Che´ Guevara. Since his image, writings and influence has spread across the world, the thought of putting a compilation album to commemorate his life has been in my … Continue reading

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Welles Hearst Capital

In reading Capital, if anything about beginnings should be considered necessary, it might be good just to start with what is immediately at hand. There is much much discussion and theory about this, and its probably naïve to simply say … Continue reading

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Fifty Birthday greetings from Gaius Balthar

A little more of the unfolding Eighteenth Brumaire of Gaius Balthar, a piece co-authored with Laura King on Battlestar Galactica (New Razr snippisodes are out now). This posted in honour of the 50th birthday (today, Oct 4) of the little … Continue reading

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Beep Beep Sputnik

Beep Beep – 50 years ago today. Happy Birthday. From the fine folk at Needham High School’s History Crib The Launch of Sputnik “Never before had so small and so harmless an object created such consternation.” – Daniel J. Boorstin, … Continue reading

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