Arts & Humanities

A Pluriverse of Possibility: Thinking About the Future with Alexander Kluge

Rather than relying on possibility alone, Alexander Kluge’s experimental miniatures engender counterfactual horizons of futurity that are made incrementally accessible to lived experience through narrative form.

Science & Technology

Long-term alcohol and caffeine consumption and abrupt withdrawal could increase chances of seizure in teenagers

A recent study in juvenile male rats showed that consuming alcohol with caffeine, such as energy drinks over long periods […]

Arts & Humanities

Is Democracy Broken? What Plato Would Have Said About Trump and Brexit

First Brexit, then Trump. 2016 was not a good year for modern Western democracies. In 2018, the consequences of these votes seem worse than many pessimists anticipated. So what might Plato, a notoriously harsh critic of democracy, have said about all of this?

Arts & Humanities

What the Graffiti of Ancient Pompeii Teach Us About Our Modern Selves

Writing “I was here” is one of the most basic forms of self-expression. With a history that goes back several thousand years, graffiti-writing teaches us a great deal about our own habits of self-display.

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