Wednesday, 29 April 2015

# 265

ugh... so many things to do... and I'm in my complaining mode... 

  • preparing German classes for Cactus
  • marking students' presentations from the Political Philosophy module
  • trying (but kinda failing) to do my own PhD research
  • doing translations for a company that sells 'cow-lifting' machines (???)
  • doing some stuff for FACT, too
  • starting to prepare for the Philosophy Department's Graduate Conference, in May
  • trying to have something like a private life
  • and, last but not least, trying not to lose my sanity (aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

# 264

"The flight from interpretation seems particularly a feature of modern painting. Abstract painting is the attempt to have, in the ordinary sense, no content; since there is no content, there can be no interpretation. Pop Art works by the opposite means to the same result; using a content so blatant, so 'what it is,' it, too, ends by being uninterpretable." --- Susan Sonntag, Against Interpretation