Thursday, 25 February 2010

Being under Erasure!

hello there. I'm sorry it's been such a dreadfully long time since I've posted anything. I think I may have mentioned somewhere that my brother has been ill, so that's been pretty horrible... Anyway, I had a few hours while watching The Empire Strikes Back to draw this little number. Being-under-Erasure is a phrase that Derrida gets from Heidegger i think, but I'm not entirely sure how the latter uses it. For Derrida it's a case of the notion of Being always being compromised by language. Either that or it's something to do with the British pop group Erasure. In fact, I'm happy to admit I am not entirely sure what Derrida means when he says it: I tend to think that his philosophy is generally to do with most things being inherently paradoxical, but apparently there's more to it than that. Anyone?

Oh, also if you like choose your own adventure stories then look at this
...just one of the many nice things I found at the Brighton Zine it and support local artists, and maybe zombies...


Friday, 12 February 2010

Tweet Tweet!

I'm finally on Twitter. But if you're reading this already, that's probably no big news, as it'll just redirect you here. Like some sort of spatial temporal loop....ARGH! becca xo

Friday, 5 February 2010

To Reason Away From Being

Here's a new cartoon i did a few weeks ago, but didn't get round to putting online. I'm in a terrible hurry to get a train, but will find the reference as soon as possible. The gist is that Kierkegaard, often said to be the Grandfather, or Father, or Godfather of Existenstialism, claims to 'reason away from Being'. This is a way of saying that 'existence precedes essence': exactly what the Existentialists assert: that to think is to already to be, so our the attempt to think what Being might be will never really work, as we can't step outside our own thoughts. Y'know, to be is to do, do be do be doo.

In other news, my wonderful friend Kaya did a little write-up of this blog, for the prestigious digital media agency 'glue london'. I always thought I was more of an 'old media' girl myself: the pen, the paper, etc, but their stuff looks cool. Not sure what they mean by 'geeky tidbits from the world of cyberspace' though??! Anyway, Hello if you came through that link, it is delightful to e-meet you!

Also, does anyone think Kierkegaard was a bit of a hottie?!
More soon!

becca xo