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The central argument in The Neganthropocene is that the world is at risk of lapsing into a nihilistic state, as our failure to care for it becomes ever more manifest. But the challenge Stiegler takes upon himself is to show the way to an alternative anthropology.
Peter Sloterdijk has written an important novel at a time where biological explanations for human actions have become the norm.
The horror of war motivated Docufest’s Veton Nurkollari to do whatever he could to never witness war again. His festival is one bright spot that has almost single-handedly succeeded in dispelling some of the pessimism that shadows the country.
Vertov was no fan of fiction films. He considered them a kind of “opium of the masses” with their manipulative content and dreamlike scenes. Today, Perry Bard’s project uses him as an example of how digital culture can transform and recreate the film as medium.
In the current period of global economic crisis, Kluge’s documentary can be seen as a toolbox for investigating what is happening to our modern lives. Marx is relevant because he was occupied by the forces extending our understanding of what it means to be real. But is cinema itself another form of capitalism?