Monthly Archives: March 2008

Violence and Metaphysics, part 2

Some rough draft I was working through today: The best liberation from violence is a certain putting into question, which makes the search for an archia tremble. Only the thought of Being can do so, and not traditional ‘philosophy’ or … Continue reading

Posted in derrida, digital-media, diss, ethics, levinas | 2 Comments

Another Reason to Love the Interweb

So this obnoxious sports writer, Kevin Hench of Fox Sports, writes a weekly Hit List in which he takes shots at athletes swirling the drain. This past week, he made disparaging comments on Tampa Bay Ray’s outfielder Rocco Baldelli, essentially … Continue reading

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Future of Sports

For the past few years I’ve been arguing that the steroids controversy in baseball is about much more that the purity of sport- it touches the incredible transformations medical science will bring to biology. It is about our relationship to … Continue reading

Posted in posthuman, science, sports, theory-in-practice | 2 Comments

Shouldn’t This Be Bigger News

Came across this story on artificial intelligence this morning. Let’s put it alongside this: I say your civilization because as soon as we started thinking for you it really became our civilization which is of course what this is all … Continue reading

Posted in productive mess, technology | 2 Comments

Notes on Of Grammatology

It took me a bit to get started, but here we go… If, as Derrida suggests, writing threatens language, then digital technology extends this threatening, by engaging so many more people in the “play.” As the actors gather, as the … Continue reading

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Sometimes the “Rhetoric of Change” Really Means Change

I wanted to share Norm Scheiber’s article “The Audacity of Data” on Obama’s economic theory. It seems that Obama strays from traditional political philosophy in favor of something which Scheiber labels as “non-ideological” but which I might refer to as … Continue reading

Posted in bordieu, complexity, obama, politics, rhetoric, theory, theory-in-practice | 3 Comments