Posted in translation writing

I am a Translator

It sounds like a confession…announcing an intention to face the consequences, good or bad… Sometimes I have to clear away a bit of my own conceptual debris, shards of received wisdom and “common sense” that…

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Science and Sentimentality

Flusser translated the title of his essay “Geste und Gestimmtheit” as “Gesture and Sentimentality”.  I didn’t.  I found, and to some extent still find that particular word misleading at best. Its equivalence to “Gestimmtheit” is almost beside…

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Aesthetic Education

I hope against hope that someday “aesthetic” might be widely understood as something that is NOT always, inevitably, associated with art. I hope it might be understood as something as something closer to sense perception…

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Flusser on Games

I’m honoured to be a contributor to a volume called Understanding Flusser, Understanding Modernism, edited by Aaron Jaffe and published at Routledge, probably 2020. Jaffe’s earlier volume is called The Way Things Go: An Essay on the…

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