dimecres, 29 de gener de 2014

Transparency Society

The negativity of omitting and forgetting is not infrequently productive. Transparency society tolerates neither gaps in information nor gaps in one's field of vision. Yet both thinking and inspiration require a void. Incidentally, the German word Glück (happiness) derives from Lücke (gap or blank). In Middle High German, Glück was still written as gelücke. In keeping with that, a society that no longer permitted the negativity of a gap would be a society without happiness. Love without a gap in one's field of vision is pornography. And without gaps in our knowledge, thought degenerates into computation.

Byung-Chul Han, Transparency Society


Sputnik

en Marshall McLuhan diu que quan es va llançar l'Sputnik, una professora va demanar als seus alumnes de segon curs que escrivissin algun...