Tagged ’Philosophy‘

POWER

March 6, 2012

Photographer Mitch Epstein traverses the USA in search of American Power, Nichola Raihani tells us about the power dynamics of the cleaner wrasse, Sara Marcus tells us the about the power of Riot Girrrl, Valtteri Viljanen demos Spinoza’s geometry of power, “David” gets caught in Foucault’s web of power, and Joe Turow explains to us how Advertising holds all the real power.

Guided By Voices

October 18, 2011

This week’s show is a series of convergences, but none of them are harmonic. Daniel Heller-Roazen tells us about Pythagoras and the fifth hammer and why Kant and Kepler both considered themselves Pythagoreans. Quintan Ana Wikswo explains why she uses nasty nazi cameras in her art. Nina Mitchell explains what happened when her mind went pop! and Paola Antonelli gives us a tour of her latest MoMA blockbuster Talk To Me. PLUS your host tries to make some money doing experimental medical testing.

The Philosophical Life

January 25, 2011

Socrates famously said “the unexamined life is not worth living.” But he also said “actions are more reliable evidence than words.” In his new book “Examined Lives,” James Miller examines the lives of 12 Philosophers who attempt to talk the talk and walk the walk.