Kojin Karatani on the Will to Architecture
Architecture

Kojin Karatani on the Will to Architecture

Kojin Karatani’s “will to architecture” surfaces in disciplines ranging from literature and psychoanalysis to anthropology and mathematics.

Mack and the Boys Cannery Row
Literature

John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row Literary Tour

Keywords Cannery Row, John Steinbeck, Sweet Thursday, Ed Ricketts, Literary Tour, Audio Tour “Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a …

Paul Valery Poetry and Abstract Thought
Literature

Paul Valery on the Common Material of Poets and Philosophers

Keywords Paul Valery, Poetry and Abstract Thought, Poetry, Philosophy “Poetry is simply literature reduced to the essence of its active principle. It is purged of …

Joseph Campbell on Reading Nine Hours a Day and Independent Scholarship
Reading

Independent Scholarship: Joseph Campbell on Reading Nine Hours a Day

Keywords Joseph Campbell, A Hero’s Journey, Reading, Independent Scholarship “A hero is someone who has given their life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell …

Clive Thompson on the Creative Imagination of Coders
Reading

Clive Thompson on the Creative Imagination of Coders

Keywords Clive Thompson, Coders, Creative Imagination “Code giveth, and code can taketh away.” Clive Thompson Clive Thompson, author of Coders: The Making of a New …

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