Toward the end of the 1990s, the dissolution of the Soviet Union was touted by Western observers as the dawn of a new age, the end of history as some stated. The liberalization of the Iron Curtain and former soviet states would result in the "universalization of Western Liberal democracy," as Francis Fukuyama famously put... Continue Reading →
This year The European Union passed the most extensive overhaul of data regulation with the passage of the General Data Regulation Protections (GDRP), which is slated to take effect in May of 2018. Following the devastating Equifax breach, which exposed sensitive personal data belonging to 144 million people, it's time the United State follows suit,... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fshgBDgtfRg Often reduced to pop culture ephemera, music videos have never been taken seriously as an expression of an artist’s aesthetic vision and even the recent phenomenon of “visual albums” have been greeted with a level of sneering cynicism. In terms of criticism, these multimedia projects are treated as self-indulgent gimmicks and the music is... Continue Reading →
If historical projects often pass over the periphery, annihilating local memory in favor of historical revision, then imagining a future always relies on the absence the periphery. Science Fiction rarely imagines the Caribbean, or the Indian Subcontinent, or North Africa. Outside of a literary afro-futurism, there often is an unquestioned erasure of what an alien... Continue Reading →
For the past three decades, Werner Herzog has embodied auteurist cinema, creating a distinctive body of work which plumbs the metaphysics of the modern world. Characteristic of his work is an intense curiosity, intelligence and a daring poetic sensibility. Unfortunately, these virtues which animated documentaries such as "Into The Abyss" and "Grizzly Man" become dead... Continue Reading →
These Photos were taken at a wonderful performance of the Corona Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra performed pieces by Edvard Grieg and Tchaikovsky.