Archive For November, 2012

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Cats and Owls, Foxes and Hedgehogs: Chris Marker at the Horse Hospital by Corin Depper

Cats and Owls, Foxes and Hedgehogs: Chris Marker at the Horse Hospital by Corin Depper

(A review of ‘Chris Marker, 1921 – 2012: The Memory of the Image’, The Horse Hospital, London, October 21st 2012) The irreconcilable tensions between memory and history much exercised the French filmmaker Chris Marker, who died this August, a day after his ninety-first birthday. Marker’s death was little remarked on at the time by a British media binging on the…
Misled by Metaphor- Nicholas Carr

Misled by Metaphor- Nicholas Carr

Two thousand years ago, the Roman philosopher Seneca used a charming metaphor to describe the way memory shapes intellect. “We should imitate bees,” he wrote; “we should mingle all the various nectars we have tasted, and then turn them into a single sweet substance, in such a way that, even if it is apparent where it originated, it appears quite…