“As in the 16th century Tupinambá bellicosociological cannibalism as well as in the Araweté funerary cannibalism, the crucial question is “What is it that is eaten?”. Because it is neither the objectified body nor the subject of the enemy that is being eaten, but the enemy’s point of view.”
“A car crash harnesses elements of eroticism, aggression, desire, speed, drama, kinesthetic factors, the stylizing of motion, consumer goods, status — all these in one event. I myself see the car crash as a tremendous sexual event really: a liberation of human and machine libido (if there is such a thing)” [J G Ballard, interview in Penthouse, September 1970]
The Hungarian National Film Archive has made available dozens of vintage animated shorts, commercials, and even feature films on its Vimeo page, but only for a limited period of time. The collection is available through the holidays and will be taken offline January 4, 2019. (via www.cartoonbrew.com)
Social studies of waste, pollution & externalities
Discard Studies 2.0
Discard Studies has been operating since 2007, mainly under the stewardship of one or two people. In the spirit of reflecting on what we, as editors, writers, and researchers in discard studies are including or not including in our posts, we’re looking to expand what the blog covers. We’re interested in posts on the waste the flows from virtual systems, collecting and discarding in archives and museums (including issues of repatriation and colonialism), heritage and building waste, noise (701) and light (713) pollution, but also in wider systems that order waste and wasting, such as the state, economies, legal orders, gender constructs, white supremacy, and models of resurgence, revival, and liberation. All have their discards.
If you think you have knowledge that can add to these conversations on Discard Studies,we’d love to hear a pitch from you.