Monthly Archives: January 2009

We will

I’m corresponding with a certain Jen O about her prospective PhD here: Her day job in marketing reminded me of an anecdote I’ve been meaning to post: There once was was a workshop once that was run by our marketing/consultancy … Continue reading

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Stiegler at Goldsmiths CCS Feb-march 09

*BERNARD STIEGLER *will give four lectures Organised by: Centre For Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths All welcome 4 February, 13.00-15.00 Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre THE PROCESS OF EXTERIORIZATION AND THE EPIPYLOGENETIC MEMORY 11 February, 13.00-15.00 Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre THE QUESTION OF … Continue reading

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Politics, Time and Theology 25.2.09

A Workshop on Giorgio Agamben’s ‘The Time That Remains’ Andrew Benjamin and Scott Lash. Politics necessitates a thinking of the event; the event as a form of interruption that opens the space for another possibility. Equally politics brings with it … Continue reading

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Star Spangled Non-believers Rise Up!

I feel part of this, and then I dont. We were all included: jews, muslims, hindus, christians, ‘and non-believers’ (Obama 20.1.09). Though the phrasing parsed this as something of a an afterthought or hanging clause, it was about time an … Continue reading

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Bengali Cinema and class

I was asked for recommendations of films on Class and Caste by Dipa for her course in LA.  Just a few very quick suggestions of the top of my head. I’ve no idea if these are readily available in Hollywood, … Continue reading

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Burt

Alongside Barbara Stanwyck, my other fave mainstream movie star is Burt Lancaster (and though the woman on the beach in this still is, if you did not know, Deborah Kerr, Stanwyck and Lancaster teamed up together in “Sorry, Wrong Number” … Continue reading

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Letter in today's Guardian

The Guardian, Friday 16 January 2009 The massacres in Gaza are the latest phase of a war that Israel has been waging against the people of Palestine for more than 60 years. The goal of this war has never changed: … Continue reading

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