Steve Shaviro has two interesting (and huge!) blog posts on Kojin Karatani‘s Transcritiques (here and here). Totally over my head, so I have nothing to say about it, besides that they give me some good ideas about the (basic) stuff I do understand.
Waiting with absolute anticipation for the Initial D live action movie (check out the second trailer for some awesome Tokyo pop tunes and Japanese popular culture outside the regular fetished ‘other’ we see on popular current affairs shows!) to come out on DVD in Australia this week. Initial D has a massive following in Japan […]
On the repeat broadcast of the Socceroos win over Uruguay, the lead sports commentator on SBS, Les Murray, said this about the ‘human element’ of the game: Reality television that could not be concocted by concept jockeys with no concept of reality.
With the CSAA conference next week and all the ‘networking’ that is meant to happen, I thought I would post this link to a resource on McKenzie Wark’s old UQ webspace: “Networking on the Network” by Phil Agre. I bought Wark’s global media events book yesterday in the secondhand Gleebooks. What I have read of […]
Alain Badiou on the French riots (via Steve of the “Lyotard, Badiou, Event” email list): What makes a country is not where one comes from but what one does together within it and what one wants to do with it. It is the present and the future that unite, not the past. When one does […]