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Thinking the Box 

Like nesting boxes, we find strangeness inside of strangeness in the Met's exhibition Thinking Outside the Box. I have a thing for boxes, being one of the enduring forms of educational imagery, and as such, never quite what they seem. (Indeed, the secret compartment, or the intricate display or grand room on the inside, hidden …

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Mindless Academics 

Žižek quoting Malabou in his essay, Descartes and the Post-Traumatic Subject: These figures are "not so much figures of those who want to die as figures of those who are already dead, or, rather, to put it in a strange and terrible grammatical twist, who have already been dead, who 'experienced' death." But what does …

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The Reality of the Virtual – Job Interviews and Žižek’s Reversal 

Everyone knows. It's a bit like the story of the Emperor's new clothes. Except that, rather than reading the tale as being about the truthful innocence of a child uncovering the foolish pride and vanity of courtly society, we might imagine that the child is a spoilsport, naively ignorant of the game of make-believe. Just …

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