Hello all, and a very warm welcome,
Just a short introductory post first, to lay out the bare bones of the content I’ll be posting here. I’m going to do my best to keep the subject matter relevant to the outside world and contemporary events, rather than disappearing so far into my studies of Modernities that I lose touch with actual modernity. That being said, that IS what I’m studying, so don’t be surprised if I’m discussing some article in the news or pop culture phenomenon one moment only to find it was merely bait to trap you into a pondering of Nietzsche or a diatribe on Derrida. As fascinating as I’m sure my own thoughts on the topic at hand will be, looking at it through the lens of some of the great philosophers and writers of the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries will, I’m sure being an enlightening excersise.
As a start, I’ve prepared a fairly lengthy look into one of my favourite TV shows to mark the realease of its latest season, ‘Black Mirror’, expounding on why I consider it to be one of the best things going today, and why I suspect that the writer, Charlie Brooker, has read his fair share of Sigmund Freud.
I hope that you’ll enjoy what you find here as this page continues to grow.