Shadows of pottery (19th c.) from the Folk Art of the Americas exhibit. Light-shadow of glass case around Zetsu No. 8 by Nishida Jun Highlight and shadow on the surface of Anchored Candy No. 5 by Vivian Beer
A busy week, from meeting Patton Oswalt and swapping reading recommendations to visiting the Bauhaus centennial exhibit at the Boston MFA.
Read: The Hounds of Tindalos. Frank Belknap Long.The Crisis of Criticism. Maurice Berger, ed.Introduction, Age of Lovecraft. The Baffler: Issue 43. [partial]"Intra-European Racism in Nineteenth-Century Anthropology," History and Anthropology, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 37–56. Gustav Jahoda.Broken Stars. Ken Liu, ed. [started] Watched: An appalling quantity of Comedy Central's "This is Not Happening" … Continue reading Week in Review 2019: 005-7
I figure blogs are also the place to put all the darlings you had to kill in the process of writing—you know—real people stuff. So here is an entire section about human evolution that had to get cut from my post about the role of genetic determinism in Aquaman. Obviously, the DCU is not contingent … Continue reading Degeneration, Aquaman redux
Even as Aquaman rejects notions of racial purity and as it celebrates the possibilities inherent in hybridity and change, it still falls back on narratives of genetic determinacy and degeneracy. These ideas are inextricably linked to the eugenic epistemology which defines the supremacism the film is trying to critique.