So boring that I am now considering giving Westworld another go-around
Julian Vigo is a scholar, filmmaker, artist, dj, yogi, and activist who works on public space and performance, disappeared bodies, cultural violence, and social hypertrophy. Julian Vigo is a specialist in contemporary ethnography, cultural studies, cinema, postcolonial theory, and media and gender studies. She has been a professor at universities across the world where she has taught anthropology, comparative literature, performance studies, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy of science, postmodernism, and gender studies. Julian Vigo is currently finishing two manuscripts, one dealing with disappearance in the Americas (New York and Buenos Aires) and the other on "cultural violence" in which she examines the role of "violence" in the restructuring of urban space in Fez (Morocco) and studies the role of shahid (witness, martyr) in Palestine through actions of the suicide bomber and the definitions of her death and life, post-mortem. Her latest books are Performative Bodies, Hybrid Tongues: Race, Gender, and Modernity in Latin America and the Maghreb (2010) and Earthquake in Haiti: The Pornography of Poverty and the Politics of Development (2015).
Decentralisation through satellite towns is the most logical, practical, and ecological response
06/08/2018 08:25 BST
This month, Current Biology ran article about the recent revival of Lysenkoism, a pseudo-scientific concept developed by
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As my mind goes back to the field with these men flopping about as they hold onto their leg or their hand, I can’t help but laugh
13/07/2018 12:35 BST
While we know that technology can bring us much needed social and scientific advancements, we must always keep in mind the dangers that, if left unchecked, it can reap upon our humanity
10/07/2018 11:00 BST
While so many are obsessed over the wedding, few are noticing the fabric of this relationship which is riddled in age-old patriarchal design
18/05/2018 15:36 BST
Lately I have been reminiscing about how I used to sit with friends in coffee shops and talk about culture and current affairs
15/02/2018 17:04 GMT
During the holidays I had to take careful stock of some of the conflicts that exist between how we celebrate this time of
09/01/2018 12:10 GMT
Since the Investigatory Powers Act (2016) went into force last December, there have been a series of questions raised around
11/12/2017 12:05 GMT
The UK’s new web spying rules are taking shape despite the legislation governing it, the Investigatory Powers Act, having
22/11/2017 13:51 GMT
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Is the idea that because we <i>can</i> do it, it <i>should</i> be done? Would the world be done away with racism or anti-semitism if robots were offered to the bigots of the planet to act out their aggressions upon this symbolic life force? Why is it inevitably the female form which is deemed OK to violate, but never other categories of bodies in the aim of "social repair".
27/07/2017 17:29 BST
The larger question that we must ourselves as a society is why so many walk into our friend's second, third, or fourth home, gasping in awe and admiration. Why do we value that which hurts so many of our brothers and sisters? It is time for us to have a frank discussion about greed and exploitative economic practices.
24/04/2017 13:28 BST
It is high time that the British people, post-Brexit and all, openly discuss the growing xenophobia and racism within the country, to include the field of opportunities for foreign and black actors.
20/03/2017 15:41 GMT
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Ultimately the horror at hand is not that we disagree, but that we are training ourselves and younger generations to fear disagreement and the potential change that can and does occur when two or more parties discuss their contrasting views. The spirit of dialogue is desperately in need of resuscitation.
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