A case can seriously be made that this guy is the one person in the world writing non-redundant essays. Only Frank O’Hara ever knew this well that the uncanny whole is a sum [& not merely ‘outcome’] of trivial properties, & made the realization this depressing and this delightful.
Not-Exactly-Philosophy: A Test Drive
I’ve quipped something about this in the past, but I have an almost morbid fascination with the Elisha ben Abuya syndrome - “Turn, O backsliding children, except for Elisha ben Abuyah, for he knew my power yet rebelled against me”. [Phonologically gorgeus in Hebrew, not so much in English] Can a discipline, ideology or school even survive one of these? How does an adherent...
Conceptual Art In The Wild
Bastard Tetris. Is great as it is, and a prime example of intertextuality in video-games [would have been grossly uninteresting as a first generation form of Tetris]. Would have been even better if instead self-declaring as metaphorical pathetic-fallacy [“Bastard Tetris”] it was to roam the earth in the golden age of Tetris emulators, undistinguished from its brethren, and allow the...