Gustav Metzger’s Years Without Art: Why society might benefit from Years Without Science.

Gustav Metzger (1926-2017), German-born and British-based artist, passed away in March of this year, leaving behind a legacy as a profoundly radical and political artist and activist. Known for Auto-Destructive Art and his ‘art-strike,’ Metzger’s work deals heavily with critiquing … Continue reading Gustav Metzger’s Years Without Art: Why society might benefit from Years Without Science.

Exhibit A: Dash Button

Bruno Latour has famously argued that, ‘We have Never Been Modern,’ implying that what many perceive to be modern is in fact only a myth, in the sense that what is understood as modern is unattainable or unachievable [1]. From an ecological point of view, this is most pronounced with the decoupling of nature and society or nature and culture, where for centuries the role of nature has been disregarded in the context of progress and development.  The most recent example of this I have come across is the ‘Dash Button’ by Amazon. Though this product was announced two years … Continue reading Exhibit A: Dash Button