Monsters have always defined the limits of community in Western imaginations. The Centaurs and Amazons of Ancient Greece established the limits of the centered polls of the Greek male human by their disruption of marriage and boundary pollutions of the warrior with animality and woman. Unseparated twins and hermaphrodites were the confused human material in early modern France who grounded discourse on the natural and supernatural, medical and legal, portents and diseases—all crucial to establishing modern identity. The evolutionary and behavioral sciences of monkeys and apes have marked the multiple boundaries of late twentieth-century industrial identities. Cyborg monsters in feminist science fiction define quite different political possibilities and limits from those proposed by the mundane fiction of Man and Woman.

— Donna Haraway, “The Cyborg Manifesto” (via plato-crawford)

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28th May, WednesdayReblog

3.2 out of 5


3.2 out of 5

28th May, WednesdayReblog

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

William Butler Yeats


(via unpopular-philosophy)

28th May, WednesdayReblog
Hiding Vivian ↘

A great perspective about Vivian Maier that is often lost amongst everything else.

28th May, WednesdayReblog
Hello, summer.

Hello, summer.

(Source: s-i-m-p-s-o-n-s)

27th May, TuesdayReblog
Susan Sontag watched some movies. She really liked some and the others, well, not so much.


Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"Watching Sontag: An Exploration of Cinephilia"

HEY jmdemaree!!!!

15th May, ThursdayReblog

Considering how dangerous everything is nothing is really very frighteningGertrude Stein: Everybody’s  Autobiography (1937)Mikko Kourinki


Considering how dangerous everything is nothing is really very frightening
Gertrude Stein: Everybody’s  Autobiography (1937)
Mikko Kourinki

15th May, ThursdayReblog


Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

For those not unable to attend the SAIC Commencement Ceremony yesterday, we have uploaded the celebratory event to Vimeo.


14th May, WednesdayReblog