SF Int’l Film Festival! Part 1


Art of Science

Finished reading The Body of the Artisan by Pamela H. Smith, subtitled “Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution”. It’s a beautiful art book, full of illustrations and plates to bring forth her argument that the artists and artisans of the late 1500s and 1600s were crucial participants in developing a new epistemology. The work […]

Hard Analysis

Finding analytical insights that help illuminate this confusing time in history is difficult. Doing such analysis is hard, and giving an analysis that is more than just rhetorical flourish wrapped around ideological presuppositions would be to provide a “hard analysis.” I just finished reading such a hard analysis in Chaos and Governance in the Modern […]