The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: technology

Within a Budding Grove

8 April 2010, around 1.53.

Racine isn’t telling a story about love among the sea-urchins (185). Again, this does not aspire to the level of essay, and will be simply some notes from reading this particular volume. Within a Budding Grove is a more thoroughly conventional novel than Swann’s Way, and presents the late childhood and early adolescence of our […]

the dim view

21 April 2013, around 5.17.

By sacrificing thought, which in its reified form as mathematics, machinery, organization, avenges itself on a humanity forgetful of it, enlightenment forfeited its own realization. By subjecting everything particular to its discipline, it left the uncomprehended whole free to rebound as mastery over things against the life and consciousness of human beings. But a true […]

The Gutenberg Elegies

2 May 2013, around 21.06.

By Sven Birkerts, faber & faber, 2006.

Life Story of a Technology

25 December 2013, around 6.04.

By Nicole Howard, Johns Hopkins UP, 2005.

tender sensibilities

6 August 2017, around 21.29.

‘Ville Imaginaire II’, Erik Desmazieres (1999) I’ve stumbled into a course of reading where nearly everything resonates with each other, ideas reverberating from page to page and decade to decade, resulting in a common clarity rather than the expected bewilderment. Renee Gladman’s personal essays are enriched by reading them with Pierre Bourdieu’s cultural criticism; Greta […]

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