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culture

Slavery

It is a beautiful, tragic irony that the most powerful symbol against slavery might be that of the stone slave, themselves eternally imprisoned in time and matter.  There is something in this: the symbol creates and represents what it detests;  minds (and cultures) create their own unwitting blind-spots in this way. Slavery is of course […]

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Uncategorized

Missing Images on this Blog

If you find references to images which are missing, please comment on the post – I will tidy it up. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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culture technology

Mobile Device Digital Detox ?

You can not actually detox from digital hyper-connectivity using digital devices, but who would be willing to let the truth get in the way of a good business model…

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art culture Philosophy

Impermanence: Tattoo Fascination

Investment in inscribed permanence and attachment to continuing body or concept and symbol is the very thing which emphasises and reminds us of the ultimate and inevitable transience-into-disassembly-and-nonexistence of this vessel and mind.

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history

Galilean Irony

Historical ironies rarely possess such resonance…