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De vijf beste (historische) Boekenweekgeschenken volgens Onno Blom
De vijf beste (historische) Boekenweekgeschenken volgens Onno Blom
Onno Blom selecteerde voor u de vijf beste Boekenweekgeschenken die zijn verschenen sinds 1932.
De enige eis: dat de tekst redelijkerwijs in 96 pagina’s kan worden afgedrukt (6 katernen van 16 pagina’s). De maat blijkt geen sinecure. Een novelle zit tussen roman en kort verhaal in, tussen tafellaken en servet.
·volkskrant.nl·
De vijf beste (historische) Boekenweekgeschenken volgens Onno Blom
The Grief Pill is Coming! - Mad In America
The Grief Pill is Coming! - Mad In America
If you yearn or pine too long for your dead child, partner, spouse, or friend, you may be addicted to grief, according to the new DSM-5-TR.
·madinamerica.com·
The Grief Pill is Coming! - Mad In America
De doodsreutel is gereanimeerd
De doodsreutel is gereanimeerd
Kunstproject: Kunstenaar Vibeke Mascini voerde actie om het woord ‘doodsreutel’ terug in de Dikke Van Dale te krijgen. En slaagde, zag Thomas van Huut.
·nrc.nl·
De doodsreutel is gereanimeerd
Tom Tom Club: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Tom Tom Club: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
i never had much time for the tom tom club forty years ago (i was firmly in the david byrne camp) but seeing them do these lovely acoustic versions of dr.wordsworth and genius of love made me very happy.
·youtube.com·
Tom Tom Club: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Thomas Piketty Thinks America Is Primed for Wealth Redistribution - The New York Times.pdf
Thomas Piketty Thinks America Is Primed for Wealth Redistribution - The New York Times.pdf
All wealth is collective by nature in the sense that it relies on the work of hundreds, thousands, millions of engineers, technicians, the accumulation of knowledge. Then, private property is a social construction that we invent in order to organize economic and social relations. It’s a very useful social invention as long as you keep under control how much you can accumulate, how much power you can concentrate, etc. But none of these assets are their assets. They are a product of a collective process. No one invented anything by himself or herself.
·up.raindrop.io·
Thomas Piketty Thinks America Is Primed for Wealth Redistribution - The New York Times.pdf
Descending the Mountain A tender film exploring psilocybin and the nature of consciousness
Descending the Mountain A tender film exploring psilocybin and the nature of consciousness
The film ‘Descending the Mountain’ takes you on a journey of mystical revelations through magic mushrooms and meditations. In this film psychiatrist Franz Vollenweider and Zen master Vanja Palmers create a ground-breaking scientific experiment.
·descendingthemountain.org·
Descending the Mountain A tender film exploring psilocybin and the nature of consciousness
​“Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.”
​“Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.”
To what writer, besides Ayn Rand, do the business-minded techies and tech-minded businessmen of 21st-century Silicon Valley look for their inspiration? The name of Samuel Beckett may not, at first, strike you as an obvious answer — unless, of course, you know the origin of the phrase “Fail better.” It appears five times in Beckett’s 1983 story “Worstward Ho,” the first of which goes like this: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” The sentiment seems to resonate naturally with the mentality demanded in the world of tech startups, where nearly every venture ends in failure but failure which may well contain the seeds of future success.
First the body. No. First the place. No. First both. Now either. Now the other. Sick of the either try the other. Sick of it back sick of the either. So on. Somehow on. Till sick of both. Throw up and go. Where neither. Till sick of there. Throw up and back. The body again. Where none. The place again. Where none. Try again. Fail again. Better again. Or better worse. Fail worse again. Still worse again. Till sick for good. Throw up for good. Go for good. Where neither for good. Good and all.
·goethe.de·
​“Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.”
Capitalism’s all very well, but not when I’m the product | Comment | …
Capitalism’s all very well, but not when I’m the product | Comment | …
archived 27 Mar 2022 05:37:15 UTC
There is something bizarrely hypercapitalistic about this urge to hone ourselves into our highest form. Don’t get me wrong: I do not object to capitalism when it offers me a wide range of soups in the local Tesco. But I am rather less enthused about capitalism when I am the product. Or perhaps this is not a capitalist but rather a quasi-religious instinct. Recently 89 per cent of users of the dating app Hinge declared that they would be more likely to go on a second date with someone who mentioned on the first date that they go to therapy. The message is a primitive and primal one: you are a fallen sinner, and by your efforts you will know redemption.
·archive.ph·
Capitalism’s all very well, but not when I’m the product | Comment | …
‘Shaggy Cow, Hyrkin Farm (II)’, Peter Hujar, 1978 | Tate
‘Shaggy Cow, Hyrkin Farm (II)’, Peter Hujar, 1978 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘Shaggy Cow, Hyrkin Farm (II)’, Peter Hujar, 1978
Shaggy Cow, Hyrkin Farm (II) c.1969–85 is a black and white square-format photograph by the American photographer Peter Hujar
·tate.org.uk·
‘Shaggy Cow, Hyrkin Farm (II)’, Peter Hujar, 1978 | Tate
The Very Possibility of Nuclear War
The Very Possibility of Nuclear War
I have said over the past two weeks that the war in Ukraine has left me “speechless”. But I have not been entirely forthcoming about the deepest causes of this condition. It is true that I am horrified by all the destruction and death; I am worried about people I know and care about trapped inside Ukraine (and inside Russia); I am conventionally worried about the ravages of conventional war. Yet my deeper dread does not stop with conventional war, but with what this war may become if it escalates.
let’s be honest, time is almost certainly illusory, or not at all what we think it is, and so for our world to end “at time T”, as the philosophers say, in no way negates the reality of everything that happened at time T-minus-1. The past is real. Every event, properly understood, is eternal.
·justinehsmith.substack.com·
The Very Possibility of Nuclear War
Hannah Arendt On Standing Up to the Banality of Evil - Mad In America
Hannah Arendt On Standing Up to the Banality of Evil - Mad In America
Do we ever take the time to truly challenge the principles we’ve inherited, to ensure they stand up to our own individual scrutiny?
Hannah] Arendt viewed our relationship to the world. We live and think not in isolation, Arendt argues, but in an interconnected web of social and cultural relations — a framework of shared languages, behaviors, and conventions that we are conditioned by every single day.
·madinamerica.com·
Hannah Arendt On Standing Up to the Banality of Evil - Mad In America
A Tiny Brontë Book, Lost for a Century, Resurfaces
A Tiny Brontë Book, Lost for a Century, Resurfaces
A miniature book made by the 13-year-old Charlotte Brontë, to go on sale next month for $1.25 million, contains what may be her last unknown poems.
·nytimes.com·
A Tiny Brontë Book, Lost for a Century, Resurfaces
How Much Do Things Really Cost?
How Much Do Things Really Cost?
True Price, a Dutch nonprofit, aims to help us grasp the real costs of consumption.
·newyorker.com·
How Much Do Things Really Cost?
Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You
Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You
Scientists are finding out how sadness works in the brain—and they're discovering that it can confer important advantages.
·greatergood.berkeley.edu·
Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You
The Itch
The Itch
What if you started itching—and couldn’t stop?
·everythingness.github.io·
The Itch
Tehching Hsieh
Tehching Hsieh
No Art: een jaar lang verbood hij zichzelf om naar kunst te kijken, erover te praten, schrijven of lezen. Sinds het jaar 2000 is hij naar eigen zeggen met pensioen.
·everythingness.github.io·
Tehching Hsieh
The Evenings by Gerard Reve
The Evenings by Gerard Reve
I guess the problem for the English reader of Gerard Reve would be that you are unable to appreciate his dazzling mastery of the Dutch language.
·everythingness.github.io·
The Evenings by Gerard Reve
Mondriaan en Malevitsj: utopist versus nihilist
Mondriaan en Malevitsj: utopist versus nihilist
150 jaar Mondriaan: Piet Mondriaan en Kazimir Malevitsj waren beiden pioniers in geometrische schilderkunst. Maar hun wereldbeeld verschilde compleet.
·nrc.nl·
Mondriaan en Malevitsj: utopist versus nihilist