Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Teaching Day

More Marx in the City -- also, Benjamin and Adorno. Why the late Marx already proposed the Debordian Spectacle and why he advocated close reading as indispensable to the critique of capitalism... then why Benjamin proposes the Auratic event as fetishistic anti-commodity, new media as rematerialization of consciousness, and post-Marxist anti-war radical democracy... then why Adorno accused mass culture of not amounting to common culture unless the masses have style (with assists from centuries of German aesthetic philosophy).

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