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Pornography: the explicit description or display of sexual organs/activities, intended to stimulate sexual arousal.
Obscenity: identified in England by its capacity to ‘deprave or corrupt’ a significant number of people that come into contact with it; hence obscenity turns on the notion of a public good or Continue reading
“To produce is to force what belongs to another order (that of secrecy and seduction) to materialize.” (Baudrillard, Forget Foucault, pg. 37)
The following is a reflection on a tendency of modern, techno- informational capitalist societies: the tendency to ‘analyse’, become ‘self-conscious’, to ‘decide’ or ‘choose’. It is a tendency which is demonstrated in David Foster-Wallace’s This is Water commencement speech and its character is exampled by the following excerpt:
“’Learning how to think’ really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.” (David Foster-Wallace, This is Water, 8:10)
As a background, it is worth noting that Continue reading