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Men of Stahlhartes Gehäuse: Or, The Dark Knight Rises on Followership — Crooked Timber
"The problem is that the Nolan brothers don’t just want a story about the self-realization of powerful individuals – they want a story with a theory of politics. Specifically, they somehow need to connect the struggles among a tiny number of exemplary (in positive and negative senses) elite actors to the Matter of Gotham – the teetering back and forth of the city between chaos and fragile political good health."
title(Batman)  interpretation  criticism  film  movie  politics  aristocracy 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Initial verdict on The Dark Knight Rises: - Acephalous
"This is easily the least accomplished film in the trilogy. Batman Begins is the most structurally sound (in narrative terms) and thematically coherent of the three: Nolan orchestrates his narratives such that they advance forward in time, indepedently, as they build Bruce Wayne into a believable character. The Dark Knight is structurally and thematically chaotic by design: Nolan can't seem to decide which scene belongs where (but cuts to it anyway) and is so indecisive about the film's argument that I can plausibly claim that it's all about dogs. But that structural and thematic anarchy is acceptable in a film that belongs to the Joker: form follows content and the both are better for it. The Dark Knight Rises shares its immediate predecessor's commitment to structural tumult and thematic incoherence but lacks a compelling motivation for doing so. "
title(Batman)  interpretation  criticism  film  movie 
july 2012 by tsuomela
‘The Dark Knight’ is No Capitalist…
"If The Dark Knight Rises was supposed to be an attack on Occupy, it’s a failure, and even if it’s settling for vague anti-populism, it sucks at that too."
title(Batman)  politics  film  movie  interpretation  fascism 
july 2012 by tsuomela
AmericanScience: A Team Blog: Feathered Dinosaurs
"So, what's the relationship between material evidence and imagination in producing these illustrations? Why have our visual renderings of dinosaurs changed so much over time? I think the answer is neither just cultural -- artists are simply making it up as they go along -- nor is it just empirical -- artists are simply following the available evidence. Rather, the two interact with one another in a very deep way."
science  sts  history  paleontology  interpretation  evidence  material 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Dissent Magazine - Online Features - New Originalism: A Constitutional Scam -
"Justice Scalia may believe we have a dead Constitution, the legal equivalent of a fly in amber. This was not how most Americans in the Founding era would have viewed the matter. Originalists, both old and new, argue that the theory of the living constitution lacks the legitimacy of their own theory. In fact, the historical pedigree of the theory of the living constitution is it least as good as traditional originalism, and far better than that of new originalism. The fact that Americans are deeply divided today over the relative merits of originalism and the rival theory of the living constitution ought to come as no surprise—Americans were divided over the very same issue when the Constitution was first proposed more than two hundred years ago."
law  supreme-court  constitution  interpretation  originalism  history 
may 2011 by tsuomela
Critical Code Studies - Mark C. Marino
""Hello World" is one of the first programs that computer scientists write in a programming language. The program, usually only a few lines of code, causes the computer to output a greeting, as if it were speaking."
programming  learning  code  interpretation  criticism 
march 2011 by tsuomela
“Emic historiography of science” – a possibly useful term « Heterodoxology
"The extended answer is that a feature of New Age science and other modern religious appropriations of science is a particular use of science history. A use which, furthermore, which could make a distinction between emic and etic historiographies of science relevant. Just as new religions frequently invent traditions, place themselves within a historical narrative which infuses an additional dimension of meaning to their practice, “scientistic” religious perspectives would use the history of science to legitimize their position."
science  history  new-age  quantum  quantum-mechanics  interpretation  20c  duality 
march 2011 by tsuomela
A frequentist interpretation of probability for model-based inductive inference
"The main objective of the paper is to propose a frequentist interpretation of probability in the context of model-based induction, anchored on the Strong Law of Large Numbers (SLLN) and justifiable on empirical grounds."
statistics  probability  frequentist  interpretation  mathematics  via:cshalizi 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Transliteracy Research Group
Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.
weblog-group  literacy  digital  transliteracy  communication  future  culture  reading  interpretation 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Peter Greenaway's multimedia vision of Christ
The thoroughly modern installation is based on a 16th-century painting. Wedding at Cana, Paolo Veronese’s huge painting, was made specifically for San Giorgio’s convent in 1562, but was looted by Napoleon’s army in 1797. Although the original painting is now in the Louvre, the Giorgio Cini Foundation commissioned an exact copy for its original home. It is not merely an imitation, but a clone realised with very advanced techniques developed by the Factum Arte workshop.
about(PeterGreenaway)  art  modern-art  city(Venice)  exhibition  2009  venice-biennale  technology  interpretation 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Social Science Statistics Blog: Another way of thinking about probability?
He discussed four different applications, which are typically interpreted in different ways: physically-determined probability (e.g., statistical mechanics or quantum mechanics); frequentist probability (i.e., more data driven); subjective probability (in
statistics  philosophy  mathematics  interpretation 
october 2007 by tsuomela

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