Essays

Techne and Psyche: Midway and A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Techne and Psyche: Midway and A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood rolls the end credits with the real Fred Rogers playing and singing one of the many songs he composed during the life of his TV show.  It’s a song about sticking to tasks until they are complete, and… Continue reading Techne and Psyche: Midway and A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Film Essay: Francofonia

Francofonia by Aleksandr Sukarov Aleksandr Sukarov uses cameras like a very smart kid playing with high-level toys. From the early scenes of the film, one of which features a great drone-shot of Paris, lifting us from street level to high above the city, the filmmaker is at play with our perceptions. The film is about… Continue reading Film Essay: Francofonia

From Florida

Orlando impressions: Good Folks First, everyone drives everywhere. Rather like suburbs anywhere on earth, the only way people can realistically get around and do their daily tasks is to drive. From my billet to the Orlando Fringe is a fifteen-minute haul down the I-4 freeway, which like every freeway in the States that I’ve been… Continue reading From Florida


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