Why is U.S.A so consumable?

Because within  U.S.A. cultural outputs there is nothing intrinsically American that hinders our understanding , therefore allowing its easy consumption. Let’s use an analogy: Let’s pretend culture and its outlets is a ship. This ship is anchored to the bottom of the sea by links that make up the chain; that is, rooted to its country…

Some nature of love

In love one must deliver oneself, give out everything. But this encloses a paradox with excess. Who gives out his/her life becomes dependent by extinguishing oneself and, therefore, the relationship. In Spanish exists the word desvivirse, literally to un-live oneself. In German is the word aufopfern, literally to sacrifice or burn oneself. That is the understanding of love,…

From Posting to Sharing

Facebook has three periods in my memory. The first one corresponds to the genuine posts of one’s own, whether texts or photos. The second was characterized by audiovisual productions of its users. The last one is representative of the immanent pattern of other social media such as Twitter and Tumblr. To the former corresponds a…

Gaze’s Possession

I recently read “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” by Laura Mulvey, a critique to mainstream films about the role of feminine characters. In this text she coins the paradox of phallocentrism, namely the male phallus coming to existence through the women’s lack of it. In other words, the women`s lack of a penis/phallus awakens in men the complex of…

FB in Relationships

Photo by Erick Torres, taken from “It’s not You, It’s Facebook…”. Ten 57 Magazine. http://www.ten57mag.com/2012/03/08/facebook-relationships/ on Monday May the 4th, at 12:53. It comes a point in our relationships where Facebook is determining, like if not having a relationship status really means not having a relationship in reality or not admitting it… maybe there are just persons who…

The Paradox of Differences

The paradox of diferences lies in that where differences are given is within the common. For a specific situation they correspond two antipode responses. Lets think on a couple who just broke their relationship. We will find that response Diferences proceed from distinct contexts, from unequal experiences, from diversely lived lives. Within the same common…