He woke about 10 o’clock, an hour or more after Stanislaus had breakfast and left the house. Nora gave him coffee and rolls in bed, and he lay there, as Eileen [his sister] described him, “smothered in his own thoughts” until about 11 o’clock. Sometimes his Polish tailor called, and would sit discoursing on the edge of the bed while Joyce listened and nodded. About eleven he rose, shaved, and sat down at the piano (which he was buying slowly and perilously on the installment plan). As often as not his singing and playing were interrupted by the arrival of a bill collector. Joyce was notified and asked what was to be done. “Let them all come in,” he would say resignedly, as if an army were at the door. The collector would come in, dun him with small success, then be skillfully steered off into a discussion of music or politics.
Çapulcular Korosu- Duyuyor musun Sesi
Do you hear the people sing?
Judith Butler - McGill 2013 Honourary Doctorate Address
“And now, most certainly, there are new voices of skepticism asking, what value does the Humanities have? Are they useful? Can we measure their impact, their output, their profits?”
“It may not be altogether clear that studying the humanities and critical thinking has something to do with becoming a citizen, or becoming publicly engaged, or learning how best to change and to preserve this world, yet these are precisely the immeasurable values that critical thinking brings to the university. We cannot quantify such knowledge without losing the very value that such knowledge has for us. Learning what it means to practice citizenship, and learning what it means to be without rights of citizenship, either having lost them, or never having been granted them in part or in full. Learning, in other words, what it means to live in the shadow world of non-recognition, and how best to counter it ethically, legally, and politically. As we know an active, and sensate democracy requires that we learn how to read well, not just texts, but images and sounds, to translate across languages, across forms of media, ways of performing, listening, acting, making art and theory.”
We have to continue to shake off what we sometimes think we know in order to lend our imaginations to vibrant and sometimes agonistic spectrums of experience. This is one part of the way toward understanding the global complexity of who we are.”
one reason I oppose war is that I think it is not the most effective way to keep our country safe in the 21st century. In this era of mass media, war is actually counter-productive and military actions that result in civilian casualties overseas actually magnify the animosity towards the U.S.
Technology is here and it’s often great. But we must find a sustainable way of using it so that the stuff we do or make is paid for in living and not virtual wages
Photograph by Daniel Etter—Redux
“I never expected this to happen,” photographer Daniel Etter tells TIME. “I chose to live in Istanbul because I wanted to have a city where I’m close to the big news stories, but still live in a stable and peaceful and quiet place.”
This week, protests in Taksim Square — around the corner from Etter’s apartment — turned violent when police unleashed water cannons and massive amounts of tear gas on environmentalists demonstrating against the government’s plan to demolish Gezi Park and turn it into a mall.
“It’s a tiny park in the middle of an ocean of concrete,” Etter explains. “It’s not very impressive and nobody really used it, but it’s one of the last remaining green spaces in the city and it became symbolic.”
The violent removal of the demonstrators ignited “nation-wide solidarity and protests against the government,” he says, which is led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“It’s a strange coalition of opposition groups,” Etter says. “Mostly the secular young, but there are all kinds of other people mixed in.”
For several days, Etter documented the events in his neighborhood, capturing the iconic frame above on June 1, 2013, featured in this week’s LightBox Pictures of the Week gallery.
“He was always on top of this barricade,” Etter says of the man pictured waving the Turkish flag, “and he didn’t have a mask. He was just totally exposed to the tear gas. He stood there and waved the flag for a few minutes until he couldn’t take it anymore and collapsed. He went back up again and did the same thing — wave the flag, collapse, go back.”
“He was determined,” he says. “I don’t know how people manage to throw stones and keep going. The amount of tear gas that is shot at the protestors — even with a mask, I was almost fainting in between shots.”
Etter’s image went viral on social media and drew comparisons to Eugène Delacroix’s dramatic 1830 painting commemorating the French Revolution, Liberty Leading The People.
“The body language and the waving flags and the smoke in the background and the fire are very similar,” Etter says, “but you can’t really compare these two events, they’re nowhere close to in relation.”
The one similarity, he concedes: “people here in Istanbul are so keen to get change.”
A look at some of Google Street View’s most interesting Canadian images
The Google Street View car has been spotted in Canada, again collecting panoramic images using multiples cameras mounted on its roof. Street View began by mapping out several Canadian cities using automobiles. Today Google uses cars as well as trikes, trolleys, snowmobiles and trekkers, and has made it all the way up to Nunavut. Along the way, Google has captured some shocking and embarrassing moments. Even though it blurs faces and licence plates to protect privacy, people from all over the world have been identified and caught falling, crashing, and even cheating. The Post‘s Kim Brown collects some of the most interesting things Google Street View has captured in Canada. (Google Street View)