“Many young people strangely boast of being “motivated”; they re-request apprenticeships and permanent training. It’s up to them to discover what they’re being made to serve, just as their elders discovered, not without difficulty, the telos of the disciplines. The coils of a serpent are even more complex that the burrows of a molehill.”
— Gilles Deleuze, Postscript on the Societies of Control
10:49 pm • 10 December 2013 • 36 notes
Polanski through the Repulsion keyhole
Photo (credit: Hatami / Liaison) from Leaming’s Polanski: The Filmmaker as Voyeur.
9:40 pm • 8 December 2013 • 43 notes
Three members of crew at work on the starboard engine gantry of a Royal Navy Air Service North Sea (N.S.) type non-rigid airship during an anti-submarine patrol off the British coast circa 1918. None appear to be wearing a safety line. On the upper level the mechanic is standing next to his compartment from which he controlled the 240HP Fiat engines. On the lower level a gunner mans his gun.
(Source: iwm.org.uk, via brezh)
9:34 pm • 5 December 2013 • 68 notes
Harry Clarke, illustrations for Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination - 1923
7:02 pm • 24 November 2013 • 353 notes
“The starting-point of critical elaboration is the consciousness of what one really is, and is ‘knowing thyself’ as a product of the historical process to date which has deposited in you an inﬁnity of traces, without leaving an inventory.”
— Gramsci, SPN (via elektrokardiogrammatology)
(Source: lamaracuya, via grammaticalfiction)
11:56 am • 18 November 2013 • 50 notes
“Choked with debris, a bombed water intake of the Pegnitz River no longer supplies war factories in Nuremberg, vital Reich industrial city and festival center of the Nazi party, which was captured April 20, 1945, by troops of the U.S. Army.” 208-AA- 207L-1.
5:51 pm • 16 November 2013 • 88 notes
“Traditional” theory is always in danger of being incorporated into the programming of the social whole as a simple tool for the optimisation of its performance; this is because its desire for a unitary and totalising truth lends itself to the unitary and totalising practice of the system’s managers. “Critical” theory, based on a principle of dualism and wary of syntheses and reconciliations, should be in a position to avoid this fate.”
— Jean-Francois Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition: A Report on knowledge
7:22 pm • 12 November 2013 • 1 note
"Death of Marat" originally by David, ca. 1793. Redrawn 2013.
6:44 pm • 12 November 2013 • 271 notes
“All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
— Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho (via ofaida)
10:17 pm • 2 November 2013 • 209 notes