More dust: (there is something called dust people!)

I have stumbled through this while doing some internet flaneuring (a.k.a procrastinating). A monthly newsletter dedicated only to dust, written by Jay Ownes. The topics seem really interesting, I plan to take a deep look one I take a break sometime in the foreseeable future I hope: http://tinyletter.com/hautepop/archive. She has argued for the importance and magnificence […]

Exhibition: A Handful of Dust 7/6 to 3/9

“I will show you fear in a handful of dust” T.S. Eliot A friend sent me this Guardian article, where Sean O’Hagan  reviews the Whitechapel Gallery exhibition A Handful of Dust.  The Exhibition is meant to be a “speculative history of the 20th century, tracing a visual journey through the imagery of dust from aerial reconnaissance, […]

Reading as selfhood

Related to my last post, today I stumbled upon this from Jadaliyya. Zachary Sheldon writes about working intimately with Janet Abu-Lughod’s library. I can’t think of any experience more charged than to be enmeshed in someone’s library. A person collects herself in paper, and leaves this fragments of her soul behind, and then we conjure […]