Archive for June, 2017

Trump’s Russia Connection – David E. Sanger | The New York Times

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taoism  – The story of the Chinese farmer — Alan Watts

In a talk about Taoism called Swimming Headless, Alan Watts shared with his audience the parable of the Chinese farmer.Once upon a time, there was a Chinese farmer who lost a horse. Ran away. And all the neighbors ca

Source: The story of the Chinese farmer

Lettera per anime belle – vengodalmare

Egregio Signor Pasolini, sto per porle una domanda, ma desidero prima, con l’occasione dell’ospitalità di questa rubrica, esprimerle la mia simpatia. Ho letto le sue opere con tanta com…

Source: Lettera per anime belle – vengodalmare

ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: You Can Pre-Order Humankind

You Can Pre-Order Humankind

If you’re in the USA, the UK or elsewhere I think you can do it on Amazon. I haven’t looked at other places yet.

Look at the nice blurb (that’s what the description is in fact called; an endorsement is in fact traditionally a puff!):

A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans

What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. Acclaimed Object-Oriented philosopher Timothy Morton invites us to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. It is in our relationship with non-humans that we decided the fate of our humanity. Becoming human, claims Morton, actually means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with non-human beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species. Negotiating the politics of humanity is the first and crucial step to reclaim the upper scales of ecological coexistence, not to let Monsanto and cryogenically suspended billionaires to define them and own them.

Source: ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: You Can Pre-Order Humankind

Death and Perseverance in the Lodz Ghetto, Captured by One of Its Inhabitants

Henryk Ross, “Lodz Ghetto residents” (Spring 1940–December 1941), 100 modern Chromira prints from original 35 mm negatives Installation view (photograph by the author)

An official photographer in the ghetto administration, Henryk Ross defied the laws of the Nazi regime by taking clandestine photographs of Jewish residents as they confronted poverty, squalor, debasement, and death.

Source: Death and Perseverance in the Lodz Ghetto, Captured by One of Its Inhabitants

Memory Unearthed | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

“I buried my negatives in the ground in order that there should be some record of our tragedy.”
—Henryk Ross

“Memory Unearthed” offers an extraordinarily rare glimpse of life inside the Lodz Ghetto during its existence from 1940 to 1944, through the lens of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross (1910–1991).

Source: Memory Unearthed | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston