Stuart Hall

Posted on 2015/10/28 by

Halloween Articulations and Assemblage

Halloween is a scary time (for those outside the dominant ideology, for those on the unfortunate side of power dynamics). I (We? No, too many variants in that we. Only common in our antagonist …and even I am only implicated indirectly) spend the days leading up to the 31st much the way my cousin taught Read More

Posted on 2015/10/27 by

Mail and Mediation

It has been a challenge for me to imagine how I might put the concepts we’ve encountered in this class together with the project I’m working on, which is currently focused on Thomas De Quincey’s autobiographical project. I’ve found myself repeatedly linking the readings with the titular piece of technology in De Quincey’s final major Read More

Posted on 2015/10/27 by

“Neopastoral” as Assemblage

The photos above are connected, not by geographical location or photographer, but rather by hashtag: #liveauthentic. A quick Google search will yield endless images tagged as such, most of them highly-curated and (ironically) inauthentic in their likenesses. The spare, wholesome, outdoorsy aesthetic seen in these photos has had an influence on numerous aspects of commodity culture Read More

Stuart Hall and accompanying screens
Posted on 2015/10/27 by

Articulate Air: Channel 4, Stuart Hall, and the Black Audio Film Collective

Etymological Preamble “Articulation” is rooted in discourses of both law and the body. Derived from the Latin articulus, meaning “small connecting part,” the word referred to the location at which joints or ligaments connect, and is still employed in our current use of “articular surfaces” in the language of anatomy. But ironically, “to join together” Read More