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Images Imagine Us As We Imagine Images

Essay for the Noorderlicht blog: “But I can’t help but connect Agee’s idea that sight “constantly formed by, and as constantly form(s)” the mind to Heidegger’s idea that language speaks us as we speak language, because now I must also conclude that images imagine us as we imagine images.” Read full post Advertisements

the invention of the world

I recently read The Itch, by Atul Gawande in The New Yorker. This is how they describe an itch: “Its mysterious power may be a clue to a new theory about brains and bodies.” The article tells the story of a woman who had an itch on her forehead so unrelenting and uncontrollable that she scratched right … Continue reading