Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Pleasure Principle

In Freudian psychology, the pleasure principle is the instinctual seeking of pleasure and avoiding of pain in order to satisfy biological and psychological needs. Specifically, the pleasure principle is the driving force guiding the id. . . . . . … Continue reading

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“I can lose. But I always win…”

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Lego Escher

by Andrew Lipson and Daniel Shiu via: http://www.andrewlipson.com/escher/relativity.html . . . . .

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Riken no ken

Riken no Ken or “sight outside of sight,” is a term used in Ze’ami’s treatise on Noh, Kakyō. It refers to the performer’s ability to separate themselves from their own body and performance and evaluate their technique objectively. The antonym … Continue reading

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Disinterested Contemplation – Kant

The Critique of Judgment begins with an account of beauty. The initial issue is: what kind of judgment is it that results in our saying, for example, ‘That is a beautiful sunset’. Kant argues that such aesthetic judgments (or ‘judgments … Continue reading

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Modern Video Game Imagined As Atari Cartridges

via: http://geekologie.com/2013/03/modern-video-game-imagined-as-atari-cart.php

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