4
Mar
2010
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Codex Seraphinianus: Luigi Serafini, 1978

This book, written in by Italian architect Luigi Serafini is a field guide of an alien world. An encyclopedia of the fantastical.There are sections on physics, chemistry, mineralogy (including many drawings of elaborate gems), geography, botany, zoology, sociology, linguistics, technology, architecture, sports (of all sorts), clothing, and so on. It’s difficult to find a copy, and...
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10
Jan
2010
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Recapitulating Ernst Haeckel

The more I live, the more I love and admire the work of Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919). He was a zoologist, artist and illustrator, and later a professor of comparative anatomy. I first heard of him while carrying out a philosophy of development study for my undergraduate degree, as he is well known for the phrase "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," or rather, an individual's (biological) development mirrors that of the species' evolutionary development.
31
Dec
2009
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Review: The Subsistence Perspective

This is a review I wrote last year about their book The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalized Economy for the Center for World Indigenous Studies’ quarterly journal The Fourth World Journal. In this book authors Maria Mies and Veronica Bennholdt-Thomsen offer a structural overview of the neoliberal capitalist creed that has shaped the global economy...
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