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Dual-currency 100%

Labor creates demand on itself and on natural resources while supplying both itself and natural resources.


Dual-currency 99%

Labor creates demand on itself and natural resources while supplying both itself and natural resources.


God of the Machine Meditation 97%

It cannot perceive itself for that which is perceived is not the perceiver.


merged document 97%

Culture and leisure are now a standardized, a universally known set of plots, ideas, and forms which itself is a commodity.


Jean Faurot Phenomenology 96%

consciousness of the sensible world, consciousness of itself and of other selves, and consciousness of the identity of the self and the sensible world.


RTA 101 Midterm Paper - Analysis of Pokemon Go Final (1) 96%

When examining McLuhan’s theory that the medium is the message we can begin to look past the content of the game itself and measure the magnitude of the technology itself - the mapping and augmented reality engines that the game uses are unique tools that have never seen such revolutionary use before.


Riparazione-ConsoleEN 95%

Using a tin / lead alloy with a higher percentage of lead than the one used in the factory, it succeeds in most cases, not only to repel the console, but to avoid repetition of the problem itself.


5EPRAE texts 95%

or, if translation constitutes itself as an aporia” 11h00 - Henrique Portovedo “Performance Augmentation:


Condensed Treatise on Social Justice by VANDAL 95%

This is why it destroys itself in every manifestation be it economic, political, cultural, personal, whatever.



If modernist sculpture absorbed its pedestal/base to sever its connection to or express its indifference to the site, rendering itself more autonomous and self-referential, thus transportable, placeless, and nomadic, then site-specific works, as they first emerged in the wake of minimalism in the late 1960s and early 1970s, forced a dramatic reversal of this modernist paradigm.1 Antithetical to the claim, “If you have to change a sculpture for a site there is something wrong with the sculpture,”2 site-specific art, whether interruptive or assimilative,3 gave itself up to its environmental context, being formally determined or directed by it.


Catholic blog - Is Catholicism True 92%

This is not merely restricted to thinking that Catholicism is the Truth (though that idea is of course included implicitly and often explicitly when Catholics speak about the nature of Truth), but is generally a call to arms to defend the idea of Truth itself—that there can be Truth that holds true for everyone no matter their given circumstances, and that there is a definitive way to undercover such a Truth.


Horney - On the Genesis of the Castration Complex in Women 91%

The very abundance of the material collected · which is now familiai- to us brings to our minds more strongly than ever the remarkable character of the whole phenomenon, so that the phenomenon in itself becomes a problem.


Comparative anatomy of the angels-English-Gustav Theodor Fechner 91%

But beauty should carry its unity in itself, not borrow from the purpose or use, the Jew.


MH2 snowblind 90%

It’s been an awkward rebuilding process, but in the intervening decades, a shell of a respectable town has managed to claw itself out of the rust and ice.


Script The Pillars of Creation 88%

This can cause them to collapse, so it folds in on itself.


Sun and Steel 88%

It might be more appropriate, in fact, to liken their action to that of excess stomach fluids that digest and gradually eat away the stomach itself.


Report SchmitzSitbon 87%

the CMB itself, thermal emissions from dust, and the SunyaevZel’dovich effect.


PhilosophyNotes1011 86%

Kudera Notes on Selections From Plato’s Phaedo Doctrines Concerning Body and Soul (80c-84b) -The corpse can be preserved and some parts like bones are “practically indestructible” -The soul cannot disappear upon death, never had a “voluntary connection” to the body -Philosophy = Practice of death, soul gathering within itself -Soul is invisible, departs to invisible world of rational divinity -Soul is still “engrossed in the corporeal” lusts and bodily desires of humanity -These vices can prevent a soul from ascending, condemned to haunt for eternity -These bad souls absolve into animals like wolves and hawks, reflective of the type of life they lived -Only a philosopher who loves learning, who is pure, may “reach the gods” -Practitioners of philosophy are aware that there souls are separate entities from their body.


TimeandLightAlienationinContemporarySpace 85%

  Time and Light: Alienation in Contemporary Space   Traditional spaces serve to facilitate movement and commerce1, simplifying life through  efficient design. The mall, casinos, airports, and other commodity­centres function to encourage  a numbing alienation and propagate consumption. Alternative, non­traditional spaces undermine  these aims, instead providing a space for self­reflection and repositioning away from the  capitalist trajectory of space, and therefore the mechanics of the everyday through their  manipulation of time and light. A synartetic, or nonhistorical, approach to the analysis of these  alternative spaces provides an avenue that cannot be periodized or folded back into the more  traditional narratives of space.  Benjamin’s arcades and the shopping mall participate in the traditional trajectories of  capital, commerce and space. In this traditional narrative, spaces function to serve us by  facilitating movement and commerce through their architectural makeup. Benjamin references  An Illustrated Guide to Paris​  in his seminal​  Passagenwerk:   These arcades, a recent invention of industrial luxury, are glass­roofed, marble­paneled  corridors extending through whole blocks of buildings, whose owners have joined  together for such enterprises. Lining both sides of these corridors, which get their light  from above, are the most elegant shops, so that the passage is a city, a world in miniature2    These enclosed microcosms, with their monumental facades and wide array of consumer options,  parallel the 1960s American mall in both form and purpose. Victor Gruen, a prominent  shopping­plaza designer, believed that suburban malls could become the epicenter of suburban  1  Here I mean commerce as a signifier of the implicit narrative of traditional spaces.   Benjamin, Walter, and Rolf Tiedemann. ​ The Arcades Project​ . Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1999. Print.  2   social interactions.3 The community sphere Benjamin detected in the Arcades was perhaps fully  realized by the American mall.4   This traditional trajectory directs us towards spaces that facilitate commerce and  movement. Space is treated as an engine of capital, chained to an insatiable desire for goods and  services. Although overlooked by this narrative, there is a rich history of non­consumable spaces  in the 20th century. These spaces resist us: they are non indexical, serving to neither facilitate  commerce or movement. These spaces manipulate time and light in order to motivate  self­reflection; through them we examine the positioning of our bodies in the contemporary  environment. Unlike in the mall, within the alternative spaces we are faced with an introspective  experience that unveils (rather than obscures) the true nature of alienation in the contemporary  environment.   For instance, James Turrell’s ​ A Frontal Passage ​ (Figure 1)​  ​ transforms the passivity of  light into an active force by endowing it with a physical presence as the singular artistic medium  utilized in the work. This manipulation increases the awareness of one’s own body, and therefore  one’s positioning in the space. Light becomes a marker of the existential moment in that to  become aware of one’s body and its temporal limitations is the feeling of existentialism. The  properties of light, when manipulated through structures, forces a reorientation that is  symptomatic of an experience with existential questions5. This existential moment hinges on  3  ​ Davidson, Ronald A.. “Parks, Malls, and the Art of War”. ​ Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast  Geographers​  73 (2011): 27–51. Web...  4  ​ I think it is important to note here the furthest articulation of this spatial impulse: e­commerce. However, this  conclusion of the narrative seems to function more to implode the dialogue in on itself rather than furthering it. In  this way, e­commerce becomes the ouroboros. By shedding it’s locus, e­commerce distances itself from a discourse  on physical structures or site and moves towards one regarding modes of consumption.   5  These existential questions, and the experience attached therefore, mark a new sublime differing from the historical  sublime in form and function. The sublime is no longer an individual experience, instead it is marked by a collective  existential experience. Furthermore, the new sublime is no longer strictly attached to “art space” or feats of god,  instead it is extended into commodity space and the everyday.      manmade structures with alienation as a key determinant of the contemporary experience. The  self­reflexive manipulation of time and light open the body to the feeling of existentialism and  causes a subsequent repositioning in the contemporary landscape. Turrell's work provides us a  lens through which to examine the intersection of time, space, and light as mechanics of the new  social existentialism. As the catalogue establishes: “​ Instead of diffusing freely from one side of  this wall to the other, the light ends abruptly in space, as if it had density. The power of the work  lies in this paradox, in which nothingness gains physical presence.”6  The physical presence of  nothingness, manifested through the physicality of light, confronts us with our own finitude. In  other words, we disappoint the desire to fill space undefined, as light can. Therefore,  disappointing the accompanying wish for immortality. As one moves around the work, the work  itself changes. The positioning of the body to the piece transforms it from a mere light show to  an expansive view of the abyss. Our body’s relationship to the piece is therefore of tantamount  importance. The experience of becoming re­aware of the limitations of our body is in fact the  experience of existentialism. Light, space, and time function in the work to trigger a new  awareness of our body in the space. Our awareness of our body in this space then triggers an  awareness of our body in the contemporary environment. This repositioning is symptomatic of  the new social existentialism.  This new understanding of the contemporary environment  includes an acknowledgement (or a purposeful un­acknowledgment) of our own alienation from  other bodies and space itself.    ​ Publication excerpt from The Museum of Modern Art, ​ MoMA Highlights​ , New York: The Museum of Modern Art,  revised 2004, originally published 1999, p. 343      6   Shopping malls and casinos are designed to encourage naive alienation; their windowless  facades obscure natural light, and the passing of time. Naive alienation encourages an acceptance  of our positioning and a continuation of the rhythm of neoliberalism through a shrouding of the  potential for collectivity. If we are all individual consumers, then we are alone and must  consume products to bridge the gap between ourselves and others. Alternatives to these  traditional structures, such as Isamu Noguchi’s ​ California Scenario (​ Figure 2)​ , ​ use light as a  physical force to express a revelatory alienation. Revelatory alienation functions to unveil our  positioning, allowing for self reflection and a radical repositioning. Revelatory alienation tears  down the constructed individualism of neoliberalism. In its place emerges a collective  existentialism experienced through the body's relationship to space. Noguchi’s work is  symptomatic of this type of unveiling. Nestled in between the largest mall in California, several  office centres, and a parking lot, ​ California Scenario​  is a dramatic pause in the monotony of the  everyday7. Light in Noguchi’s work is as present as the sculptural elements, arguably becoming a  sculptural object in itself. Standing in ​ California Scenario ​ feels similar to standing on a sundial­  one becomes aware of the passing of time as a physical presence. During the afternoon, the sun  bouncing off the neighboring parking lot causes the space to become so bright and hot that it is  physically overpowering for many viewers.8 The heat and light reflecting off the adjacent  parking garages dramatically changes the environment. It is through this heat that light becomes  a texture in the work; this heat makes it uncomfortable to be within the space and therefore  7  Ironically, in reading the Yelp reviews of the California Scenario it becomes clear that (when not reflected upon)  the work often becomes an elaborate stage for the everyday. Vivian A. writes “​ My friends and I took our prom  pictures here (...) It was an impeccable place to take pictures at; nice, quiet and may I add, very clean too! Although  it's a quite a small space, there's a lot of different artsy backgrounds you can choose from, which made it the perfect  photo spot!”  8  Yelp user Tilla L. writes “​ I came around 2 pm which was so hot that day so it could have a huge impact based on  my experience here.”    changes how one composes their body within the space. Compare this to the florescent lights of  an office building or mall, lights within these structures pass as neutral and unremarkable. They  work to neutralize the space, anesthetizing the aesthetic experience of existing within them and  therefore distancing us from a real awareness of our bodies and the passing of time. Light within  California Scenario ​ functions as the only real temporal marker. The piece does not change; the  landscape and sculptures are constantly preserved as to appear atemporal and unchanging. Even  in just moving across the plaza, one can observe how light is utilized as haptic and dynamic.  Approaching the forested area of the plaza feels like approaching a mirage, the heat reflecting off  the stone ground contrasts the lush grass and temperate shade (Figure 3). The transitioning  between the two environments within the larger scenario shocks the body into a revelatory  alienation. Using this experience as a key; one can then reconsider the positioning of their body  outside ​ California Scenario ​ instead of naively accepting the conditions of their positioning in the  world.     Naive alienation, or acceptance, suggests an abstraction or denial of space. To follow  Worringer’s ​ Abstraction and Empathy ​ to its conclusion would be to admit that to productively  exist in the contemporary environment one must mentally abstract space. Completely absorbing  the myriad of hyper­real contemporary spaces would be overwhelming to an individual.  Worringer elaborates;   While the tendency of empathy has as its condition a happy pantheistic relation of  confidence between man and the phenomena of the external world, the tendency to  abstraction is the result of a great inner conflict between man and his surroundings, and


TheOperationalEnvironment 85%

Army, finds itself at a historical inflection point, where disparate, yet related elements of the Operational Environment (OE) are converging, creating a situation where fast moving trends across the Diplomatic, Information, Military, and Economic (DIME) spheres are rapidly transforming the nature of all aspects of society and human life – including the character of warfare.


theoperationalenvironment 85%

Army, finds itself at a historical inflection point, where disparate, yet related elements of the Operational Environment (OE) are converging, creating a situation where fast moving trends across the Diplomatic, Information, Military, and Economic (DIME) spheres are rapidly transforming the nature of all aspects of society and human life – including the character of warfare.



individuals and generations bound together by a moral law, with common traditions and a mission which suppressing the instinct for life closed in a brief circle of pleasure, builds up a higher life, founded on duty, a life free from the limitations of time and space, in which the individual, by self-sacrifice, the renunciation of self-interest, by death itself, can achieve that purely spiritual existence in which his value as a man consists.


Dun Scotus on God 85%

No accidentally ordered effect can cause itself, nor can it come from nothingness, therefor the first cause of creation must be essentially ordered, because it's own cause is through itself.


Che Guevara Guerrilla Warfare 85%

In these conditions popular discontent expresses itself in more active forms.


razor-packaging-design-solidworks-cadmate-portfolio 84%

The design comprised of an integrated compartment for replacement blades and a secure holding mechanism for the razor body itself.