Traffic is a favourite topic for trollumnists (troll + columnist) in the Sydney papers who write about the evils of bus lanes, bicyclists, pedestrians, hoons, p-platers, poor infrastructure and daily infra-urban migrations of workers and others. The latest is a column by north-shore darling Miranda Devine who writes with the devastating force of a strong […]
What happens, or what does not happen, should be what concerns us: philosophers sometimes pride themselves on their ignorance of world affairs, again like watered-down Heideggarians, no matter how hostile they think they are to him, pretending that all that history and politics stuff is so, like, ontic, we’re working on something much more important […]
Virilio’s concept of dromoscopy, the effect of speed on vision, has a cultural efficacy when one considers the smooth topology of the segmented spectacle. Edges enable a perspective of anticipation, surprise and wonder. This is different to the socialised punchline of commodified expectations. Compositions of aesthetic objects can create an ‘edge’. An ambience that induces […]
This is interesting and a little upsetting. I have just become aware that Gavin Atkins of The ShadowLands blog on the Asian Correspondent news service site posted a blog post containing what, in my relatively educated, but non-‘legal expert’ opinion, is a defamatory imputation that damages the reputation of myself and, what is the most […]
I missed my blog’s birthday yesterday! It is five years old! Hurrah! Of course it has been reshelled once, when I moved from blogger to wordpress a couple of years ago, but most of the content is there.