criticism   21204

« earlier    

Cicero "De Officiis" (44 BC)
One thing that reading De Officiis made me wonder is: how far does this pre-‘Modern Moral Order’ book of ethics develops a farmer's rather than a hunter's ethics? I wouldn't want this to become my King Charles' Head where matters of physics, philosophy or morals are concerned, but it is surely a meaningful distinction. So: a hunter's ethics cannot put too high a priority on empathy—identify too closely with your prey and your ability to kill will become impaired, and you'll starve. But the farmer needs to husband his or her empathy: to understand what their crops and livestock need in order to flourish. The hunter needs to track and then overmaster; the farmer needs to slot themselves into the rhythms of the seasons, to attend to the order of nature. The hunter cuts across the natural cycle, sometimes literally so, to wrench life out of nature; the farmer aligns him/herself with the natural cycle to coax nature into doing its thing more fruitfully.

At any rate, I wonder if this may be a way of reading the De Officiis (particularly its Book 1), and its repeated emphasis on Natura.
politics  nature  anthropology  criticism  from instapaper
yesterday by ayjay
Predictive Processing & Art as Cognitive Remodeling
We appear to treat artistic works simultaneously as communications — where accuracy in judging interlocutor intent is valuable — and as maps or models of reality, which is perhaps why we also use words like “authenticity” and “truthiness” in talking about art, or why a work which doesn’t “ring true” is written off. Predictive processing is a way of explaining our attraction to both types of artistic ambiguity, that is, those which play off our understanding of artworks as communications and those which play off our understanding of artworks as reality-training inputs. Insofar as we (often unconsciously) see works as reality models, or eligible inputs in the brain’s predictive training set for reality testing, we look for models which upend, qualify, or otherwise add nuance to any in the system’s current set of all top-down predictions. If a work or a part of a work does not “ring true” or “resonate,” it is dismissed by the predictive processing system so as not to contaminate learning. To use neural network terms: Upon recognizing some kind of fundamental difference between the underlying logic or grammar of the work and the underlying logic or grammar of previously interpreted reality, the brain excludes the stimulus from its training set; the input-space is filtered and constrained by network assessments. While resonance is a necessary heuristic, it is a poor one.
neuroscience  art  criticism  from instapaper
yesterday by ayjay
The Cacophony of Critique
My argument here is that critique operates as a kind of translation of language, capable of rendering anybody else’s account in derogatory terms. Meaningful custom becomes conventional routine, moral values become ideology, society becomes power-relations in the most negative and reductive sense. These accusations can be directed against anything; businesses, unions, parties, social movements, communities, families, intimate relationships. Everywhere and anywhere, critique always ‘discovers’ power, domination, delusion, ideology and so forth.
criticism  philosophy  discourse  power  from instapaper
7 days ago by max_read
Should Art Be a Battleground for Social Justice? - The New York Times
wrestling with art, how we talk about it, how we reconcile artists and their work, and how "problematic" it all is
art  criticism  culture  politics 
8 days ago by cwinters
How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music | Pitchfork
Cracking cultural analysis of technology from Phillip Sherburne - a huge dive into the nitty-gritty of autotune and its impact across music and around the world. Deep and nuanced.
music  technology  writing  criticism  phillipsherburne  sts 
8 days ago by infovore

« earlier    

related tags

'bohemian  'hetero-washing'  'last  16beaver  1980s  2008  2018  36_medizinische_fachgesellschaften  6_bundesbehörden  @旗艦評論  absolutelybest  academia  aesthetics  against  agile  ai  airbnb  america  analysis  anandgiridharadas  anatomy  and  anthropology  anti-malware  anti-virus  application  architecture  argument  art  article  artists  arts  attitude  augmented_reality  authenticity  authorship  autotune  bad.advice  bainard_cowan  banksy  bdd  beauty  bertoldbrecht  bisexuality  blockchain  books  bots  brian-kernighan  c  came  capitalism  career  cars  catholic  chtodelat  cinema  clean  climate  code  coder  college  comics  commodification  commodity  computing  cons  consumerism  container  critique  cucumber  cultural_appropriation  culture  culturewar  cyborg  dada  davidfosterwallace  davidriff  debate  deeplearning  defends  design  dev  development  diagram  disability  discourse  drawing  dream  duplication  ecology  economics  education  elite  england  entrepreneurship  ernährungsmedizin  essay  evaluation  examples  exhibition  facebook  fake  feedback  feminism  film  fitness  folk-music  food  foodservice  for-toni  from  future  futurism  gallery  game  gaming  gan  gender  generative-art  girl  github  globalwarming  golang  google  guardian  have-read  history  housing  html  hypertext  hüther_gerald  infrastructure  insults  internet  interview  issue  je_mehr_salz_desto_gesünder  jedi'  job  journal  journalism  jurten  karaswisher  kubernetes  lgbt  limitation  literature  machinelearning  macroeconomics  mainly  malek  management  manic  manipulation  medical  medium  memoir  memory  metacriticism  metoo  metzger  microsoft  mimesis  misogyny  money  movies  museum  music  nature  neoliberalism  neuroscience  neworleans  news  oop  opinion  orchestration  pascal  patternmatching  patterns  pdf  peer_review  pelicanbomb  personal  petproject  phillipsherburne  philosophy-of-art  philosophy  photography  photos  pirates  pixie  politics  pollmer_udo  pope  populism  post-structuralism  posthumanism-and-responsibility  postmodernism  power  pricing  privilege  problemsolving  programmer  programming  project  psycholohgy  quora  race  rami  ranking  read  readme  reason  recode  recommend  reddit  restaurant  retro  retrospective  review  reviews  rhapsody'  rights  rubbish.on.stilts  rubbish  rxjava  salz  schule  schulsystem  scrum  service  sexuality  shows  shredder  sideproject  slack  small  social  socialism  socialnetworking  software  spiegel  standort_d_land  stereotypes  sts  study  submittable  system  teamwork  technical-writing  techniques  technology  television  testing  theory  tips  to-write-about  tootme  trans  transgender  transversal  trolls  truth  twitter  ud  unfit  university  usa  ux  vegetarismus  venezuela  via-metafilter  warming  wealth  weather  web  wisdom  wissenschaftsbetrieb  writers  writing  xoxo 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: