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Archive for November, 2008

Statuette of Liberty

November 30th, 2008

statuette-of-liberty1On the famous painting by De La Croix celebrating French Revolution, liberation is figured as a strong, hypersexual women surrounded by poets, workers and outlaws. This reminiscence of the fruitful Goddess with her brothers in arms has been established and carried out through centuries. Generations were raised to equalize the liberating act to sexual experience. (more…)

Skip the Neighbors

November 30th, 2008

skip-the-neighbourThe history of the Balkans, as well as the history of all other places, suggests a mistrust of the neighbours. Keep the fence in-between so that everyone respects the boundaries, especially if the fence has to be crossed for trespassing. History teaches that that the neighbours of your neighbours are becoming your best friends. That is probably because the neighbours of the neighbours are not sharing the same fence but the common neighbouring thereat. A common fence makes opponents and a common threat makes friends. Finding friends, as history teaches, mean skipping the neighbours.
Ivan Kucina

Self-destructing Hedonism

November 30th, 2008

selfdestructive-hedonismThe European continent has been described as incapable to establish its own consistency, with no consensus on key values, with no energy to resolve the main problems and short of sense that anyone could possibly threaten it. Europe is becoming the realm of relativism characterized by an erosion of community, uncontrolled movements of people, economic non-efficiency, political corruption, media obsession and expensive maintenance. A European society that is oriented toward having more free time, has in fact less capacity to fulfil the high demands. (more…)

Multitasking Loop Trap

November 30th, 2008

multitasking-loopDuring a period of crises people get used to take on any job offer. When times get better their long-term habit creates multitasking work process. Multitasking is composed of jumps from one concurrent flow to another without knowing where they all go but with the ability to adapt to sudden changes of direction. It is very close to schizophrenic behavior with the exception that all the memory remains possible to rewind. (more…)

Minimal Commons

November 30th, 2008

minimal-commonsMinimal commons is a possibility that is not often practiced, mainly because it is not bringing too much promises and overall projections in advance. It is a simple stadium of coexistence in which taking out any particle (or statement) means breaking the decision making process, which would in turn acknowledge the incapacity to undertake anything collectively. In such moment, the individual resistance to the paralysis of the system creates a capacity to establish minimal commons – which is a bit of time and space where there’s nothing left to lose but a lot to add.
Ivan Kucina

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