Monthly Archives: July 2010

Zizek animation

Terrific – even better than the David Harvey one. Thanks to Alex at Experimental Geographies for the link.

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Updates to talks

Back from Erlangen, on which a proper update in due course. I have made a few updates to future talks here. Basically filling in a few dates for the autumn when I will be in the US, based in Seattle; and … Continue reading

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Erlangen Cultural Geography lecture

I’m finishing writing the lecture I’ll give in Erlangen tomorrow evening. I think I’ve managed to find a balance between a lecture that will work and one that will be sufficiently different for me to find it interesting. One of the … Continue reading

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Roundup – Heidegger, Mièville, Cycle Maps and Badiou

A new book on Heidegger, space and sculpture is coming out. Details here (thanks to Paul Ennis at Another Heidegger Blog for the tip). And I note that Being and Truth, a translation of the lectures from 1933 and 1934 … Continue reading

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Links on Wikileaks, and Political Geography

The Guardian has been running a live update all day about reaction to the Wikileaks, here. Loads of things to follow up there. Peter Gratton has a link to a post on links here. If you want to know the … Continue reading

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Tour de France 2010

Alberto Contador won the Tour de France, after extending his lead in the time-trial on Saturday. Schleck was a very close second. Mark Cavendish won for a second year running on the Champs Elysses in the final stage, but didn’t … Continue reading

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and the Ancient parallels

Mary Beard, author of the very good book The Roman Triumph, has an interesting post here on the parallels and differences between the modern and Roman views of war, and the question of the civilian.

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Afghanistan warlogs

The publication of several thousand classified documents about the war in Afghanistan, by Wikileaks, is given extensive coverage in The Guardian. Read the lead story here, an editorial here, the main link page is here. On Wikileaks, the background is … Continue reading

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Cycling and Cricket

The Tour de France has provided some real interest over the last couple of days. The struggle up Tourmalet between Contador and Schleck was great to watch, but they crossed the line with the same time, so Schleck is still 8 seconds behind with … Continue reading

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Speculative Realism and Object-Orientated Philosophy

Just in case you’ve ever wondered on the difference and relation between speculative realism and object-orientated philosophy (and object-orientated ontology) – and it can be confusing in a fast-moving field – Graham Harman clears it up here. What I like … Continue reading

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