lost in a field of near copies

                  individual, and yet each lost in a field of near copies … Ai Weiwei, Stools (2014) © Ai Weiwei individual, and yet each lost in a field of near copies — it could have been a definition of us, mankind, but is in fact a description used about…

what is authoritarianism?

Living in a winter nation I get to see a lot of Russia these days, that is; Russia as it likes to present itself through the Olympics. Living in a society praising equality, there are several things about  Russian leadership (as presented through media) which strikes me as rather odd… The Philosophers Mail claims that authoritarianism…

still exploring EDWARD BURTYNSKY

EDWARD BURTYNSKY: SOCAR Oil Fields #3 Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006 I’m a Norwegian, we make our living producing oil – how can I not be spellbound by a picture like this?

Men are all brothers … ?!

Yesterday I read a bit about Oulipo. While reading I discovered this beautifully arranged picture of a part of the group, but couldn’t help noticing that there weren’t any women around … (I am, after all, on a quest  for literary foremothers). In A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf writes: “we think back through our mothers…

Quiet

It’s a world bestseller, there is really no need of promotion here – but if you are an introvert I suggest you read Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, even if you normally don’t dive in to big media hits … Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World…

think globally – act locally

Make everyday International Women’s Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding