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Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Time of Useful Consciousness: Excerpts Interview & Review

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="115"] Lawrence Ferlinghetti[/caption]   Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Time of Useful Consciousness Ferlinghetti bio Interview with Michael Silverblatt on KCRW-FM (89.9),  "Bookworm,"   We always like to return to Whitman one of the poets with whom Sri Aurobindo's concludes his Future Poetry.  Fittingly Ferlinghetti on his journey to the West concludes by invoking Whitman whose oracular voice echoes through the bohemians and the beats from the east village to north beach, it is here given over in what will surely be one of last great exhalations from a founding member of that generation (al) Here are some westward excerpts from Ferlinghetti's Time…

Building Stories by Chris Ware (The Graphic Novel)

BUILDING STORIES By Chris Ware Illustrated. Unpaged. Pantheon Books. $50. from the NY Times -the Graphic Novel- (the inspiration for this excellent collect was taken from Marcel Duchamp Museum in a Box) By DOUGLAS WOLK The most despairing image in Chris Ware’s magnificent new graphic novel, “Building Stories” — and there are plenty of candidates — depicts a dumpy middle-aged couple, naked in their bedroom. She’s just dropped her clothes to the floor; he’s lying on the bed, oblivious to her, his face and chest illuminated by the iPad propped on his belly. You will never be able to read “Building…

Alan Moore and the Graphic Novel: confronting the fourth dimension

Alan Moore and the Graphic Novel: confronting the fourth dimension from UFL by Mark Bernard and James Bucky Carter Though comic books and graphic novels are earning more serious academic consideration than ever, in relation to one of the foremost goals of twentieth century art and literature, comic books may be more important and innovative than even the most open-minded of scholars have yet to realize. Comics, graphic novels, and sequential art belong to a rich artistic and literary tradition due in no small part to their ability to utilize the techniques of cubism and futurism. This is not a…

William Irwin Thompson Interview: Consciousness, Occupy Movement and Planetary Culture

William Irwin Thompson Interview: Consciousness, Occupy Movement and Planetary Culture

“O Susanna” a Racist Precursor of Transhumanist Ideology? N. Katherine Hayles

N. Katherine Hayles Katherine Hayles has another  book out on new media, technogenesis and the emerging field she calls the digital humanities.  A short review of the book from the University of Chicago  follows at the end of this section. Here however I would like to post an excerpt from the chapter in Hayles's book called from: Technogenesis: Telegraph Code Books and the place of the Human in which she explores one theme that has run through her work since “How We Became Posthuman” namely, the shift in thinking about the human from embodied subject to placeholder for information. In the…

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