Third Factory/Notes to Poetry

art is autonomous

Attention Span – Erik Sapin

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Alexandre Kojève, trans. James H. Nichols, Jr. | Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit | Cornell | 1980

Assembled by Raymond Queneau & edited by Alan Bloom. Hot on the trail of historicizing debate amidst psychoanalysis and materialist dialectics.

Brigitte Giraud | L’amour est très surestimé | Stock | 2007

A lovely little novel for the categorical inquiry of domestic dialogue, complete with a gentle erosion of surface tensions towards the gradual entropy of what is held most dear.

William McDonough & Michael Braungart | Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things | North Point | 2002

Proposing a theory of “upcycling,” the authors advocate the utility of production towards future uses.

Linda L. Hill | Georeferencing: The Geographic Associations of Information | MIT | 2006

This topical survey describes some practical approaches to how librarians, mapmakers, and other information processors organize geographical labels systematically. Frequently discussed is the construction of gazetteers as the frameworks for local data sets and the conflicts that these present for interfacing with one another.

Manuel Castells, et al. | Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective | MIT | 2006

Sweeping studies on how mobile phone technology is used in different places and among different ethnographic groups, with comparative evaluations. Also provides a perspective on corporate players in telecom markets from China to Western Europe and the Americas.

Sophie Day | On the Game: Women and Sex Work | Pluto | 2007

Offers descriptions of working logics in their cultural contexts, gathered from ten years of conversation with professionals while volunteering at a free women’s clinic.

Jean Stein | Edie: American Girl | Grove | 1994

Composed of selections from numerous interviews and edited by George Plimpton, this fixating character study presents for art history a muse who indulges sex, drugs and Pop.

Maurice Blanchot, trans. Lydia Davis | The Last Man | /ubu Editions | 2007

What seems like a narrative theory actually executed in narrative form, solidly.

Peter Hallward, ed. | Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy | Continuum | 2004

Sort of an all-star collection of continental philosophers discussing the implications of Badiou’s concepts in their own writings.

Mairéad Byrne | Heaven | | 2003-present

Heaven is on the internet.

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