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The Moses complex’s place is exile.
The Moses complex’s place is exile.

Ute Holl

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The unkind and inhuman God of Moses in Exodus reveals himself as a terrifying media agent. This is why the Moses figure insistently returns in the arts and sciences of the twentieth century. It corresponds to the fact that the media initially remain concealed when new laws come in with them. When Moses climbs the mountain, the tablets on which the caesuras of writing will turn out to be there already, while the people are still camping in the desert,...
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  • Jean-Marie Straub
  • Danièle Huillet
  • exile
  • community
  • Arnold Schönberg
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From xenolinguistics to cephalo­pods

From xenolinguistics to cephalo­pods

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  • linguistics
  • communication
  • science fiction
  • semiotics and semiology
  • communication media
  • utopia

Sergei Eisenstein: Screening, Talk and Book Launch with Elena Vogman

29.06.2018, 19:00

HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
Deutschland

 

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  • Color and meaning

    Color and meaning

    Who is afraid of Red, Yellow, Blue…?

    • monochrome
    • color
    • semiotics and semiology
    • chromatics / colour science
    • image and imagery
  • minima oeconomica

    minima oeconomica

    Analysen und Kritik moderner Ökonomie, deren Wissenschaft und Legitmation im Zeitalter der Finanzialisierung

    • economy
    • financial crisis
    • economics
    • discourse history
    • economization
    • financial markets
  • Choreographing multitudes

    Choreographing multitudes

    • swarm model
    • crowd
    • social movements
    • social networks
    • protest movements
    • crowd psychology
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Jean-Luc Nancy

غریبه‌ها غریبه‌ها

Etrange (غریب) در زبان فرانسوی از ریشه لاتین extraneus به معنای «خارجی» در برابر داخلی intraneus است. آنچه از خانه نیست unheimlich (امر غریب) از heim (خانه) نیست از منزل نیست در طرف دیگر دروازه fores است foreigner (خارجی)، خارج از ضرب و زیادی است odd (زاید) ناهنجار نامعمول نادر کمیاب تکی است seltsam (عجیب) عجیب و غریب besherat رشید ظریف پراوهام خمیده‌‌ verschroben (بد خو) خمیده شگفت‌ آور خارق‌ العاده حیرت‌ انگیز

غنای زبان امری غریب است در کلماتی که به نحوی حولِ مفهومِ غریبِ خارجی ausländer شکل گرفته اند خارج از کشور «هم‌‌ کشور ما» همانگونه  که پیش‌ تر در فرانسه می‌ گفتیم «این کشور من است» برای اشاره به کسی از روستای من محله‌ ی من استان من ولایت من

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Epistemologies, Aesthetics, Politics
Epistemologies, Aesthetics, Politics

Marie-Luise Angerer (ed.), Bernd Bösel (ed.), ...

Timing of Affect

For many years now, the time of affect has been a major issue in the humanities, sciences, art and media. Affect stands here for feelings, emotions, processes of affection, for movements of the bodies, for a missing time – with one word: for a broad range of ideas and discursive contexts and histories. Timing of Affect assembles contributions from different disciplines – from philosophy to film, music, sound, media and art, through to technology, computation and neurology – to explore...
  • aesthetics
  • body
  • media theory
  • affects
  • epistemology
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Gail L. Geiger

Alternative approaches to a famous fresco painting

The Presentation is one of the most stunning paintings to have emerged from the restorations of the San Marco fresco cycle.


Fra Angelico created a traditional Presentation with respect to its depiction of Mary and Joseph presenting Jesus at the Temple in Jerusalem at the time of Mary’s postpartum purification in accordance with Mosaic law. They stand on a platform before a simple, flaming altar set off by a shell niche, which although damaged, retains the classical simplicity that Michelozzo’s architecture for the convent inspired in Fra Angelico’s paintings. Mary has given the swaddled child to Simeon, the elderly Jew identified as the high priest who blessed Jesus as the new Messiah.


To complete the scene, however, Fra Angelico included two additional figures on a ledge below the biblical event just within the border of the foreground plane. To the left, the Dominican Saint Peter Martyr kneels at an angle facing into...

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  • fresco painting
  • Fra Angelico
  • gender
  • Florence
  • iconography
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Sebastian Gießmann

A praxeological history of the credit card

In every good American tale of entrepreneurship there is at least one hero, and an initial magical scene of invention has to be told. So it does not come as a surprise that the story of Diners Card as a New York neighborhood technology has been told as an anecdote ever since the 1950s. By now, we know that Frank MacNamara did not conceive of the idea while lacking the cash (or the wallet) to pay for his business dinner at Manhattan-based Major’s Cabin Grill in 1949. He did not call his wife by telephone to bring in the money, either. The concept rather came up as an everyday idea that MacNamara wanted to put to a test, together with Ralph Schneider as his business partner. In the end, that lovely New York story has proven to be a quite successful PR device that Matty Simons, the first press agent...

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  • credit
  • history of media
  • money
  • actor-network-theory
  • ethnomethodoloy