Friday, April 18, 2014

Theme: Dittmerday

  • And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.Read more
  • Highlights from the "Comics: Philosophy and Practice" conference at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, University of Chicago. The conference brought together together 17 legendary cartoonists for three days of discussion about the past and future of graphic narrative.Read more
  • Ing Phouséra, or Séra, as he is known in artistic circles, is a French-Cambodian comics artist who evacuated Phnom Penh with his French mother in 1975. While the subject of his works range far and into other media, he came to my attention for his graphic novels about the Khmer Rouge period and its aftermath in Cambodia: Impasse et Rouge, L'Eau et la Terre and Lendemains de cendres. Read more
  • I draw a map of where we’re going. It seems that all our pens have come from hotel chains or medical reps. This one is called chlamydia.Read more
  • Political Science Professor William Connolly speaks on "Capital flows, Sovereign Practices and Global Resonance Machines".Read more
  • After the events of September 11th 2001 and the advent of the ‘war on terror’, there has been much emphasis on how Governments respond to emergencies through some form of exceptional action. Taking its cue from Giorgio Agamben’s (1995) analysis of the constitutive role of the state of exception in democratic politics and Western culture, work has detailed how democratic life has been suspended as a ‘state of emergency’ is declared. Read more
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