*The video of Calhoun’s 2017 lecture at La Trobe University was published by Thesis Eleven. Click here to watch.
The following text is a transcription of the presentation given at the 19th Annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Media – 15th-17th March 2017. (originally published in: http://gustavoracy.wixsite.com/anthrophilosophy/single-post/2017/03/20/Walter-Benjamins-Concept-of-the-Image-the-case-of-Photography ) With no further ado, allow me to begin this presentation on the concept of image with, precisely, an image. Paul
Figure 1. A “sign o’ the times” offers terror-relieving propaganda during Hawaii’s recent missile alert scare.1 The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas
*This is reposted from Al Jazeera, originally published 11/16/2016. Businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump’s electoral success has left many worried, but is there a real reason to fear him? Cultural critic and philosopher Slavoj Zizek says that while Trump is far from the ideal candidate, his victory will