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Why Chasing The Good Life Is Holding Us Back With Lauren Berlant – YouTube

And Repeat — Color Dot Font

Source: And Repeat — Color Dot Font

Roland Barthes: Things not words? | Times Literary Supplement

Roland Barthes
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Towards the end of Mythologies (1957), Roland Barthes’s study of contemporary myths, he claimed: “I have tried to define things, not words” – surprising perhaps, given the philosopher’s popular association with language, communication and meaning. It is not that words are not also things; but the comment suggests an important corrective to the understanding of his work. Barthes was not (simply) an aesthete interested in forms, but a theorist who tried to understand how these forms constructed our imagination.…

Source: Footnotes to Plato | Roland Barthes: Things not words?

Mind Music: Reading Clark Coolidge

Source: Mind Music: Reading Clark Coolidge

An Interview with Aleks Slota: Language is a Shell Game

Years ago, if you read Derrida, Lacan and their fellow travelers and then came to the conclusion that language is inherently unreliable, you were considered at best pretentious and at worst mentally ill.

Source: An Interview with Aleks Slota: Language is a Shell Game

Color Is Meaning – The Easel | Art journalism



Image: Eggleston Artist Trust

Yellow, red, blue, green; the experiencing of color was not, for Marc, a byproduct of our interactions with our immediate environment. Our experience of color, instead, is what makes the world ‘our own’. It’s what gives a particular place at a particular time it’s special flavor, mood, inflection. Color, in short, is meaning.

Source: The Easel | Art journalism

Alan Watts on the meaning of life

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”

– Alan Watts

Devendra Banhart – CRIPPLED CROW | A Longhouse Birdhouse:

A Longhouse Birdhouse: CRIPPLE CROW ~.

What It Takes To Be Violent: An Appreciation of Marie Darrieussecq’s Pig Tales | Full Stop

What It Takes To Be Violent: An Appreciation of Marie Darrieussecq’s Pig Tales | Full Stop.

The Lectern: “Empire of Signs” Roland Barthes

The Lectern: “Empire of Signs” Roland Barthes.