Category: magic

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Field Green: Book Review

It must be a memoir.  A reader —  or a fact-checker — could challenge any number of things, especially names, including the name of the author.  But there can be no doubt about the...

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Re-reading the Picture of Dorian Gray

I’ve never really been attracted to the horror genre. The story invariably seems too contrived to be plausible. I need the horror to be real. The Picture of Dorian Gray is definitely a horror...

Magical Consciousness

This is the title of an exhibition that opened a few days ago at the Arnolfini Museum in Bristol.  The promotional copy mentions Flusser (http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/exhibitions/details/926) as having furnished some of supporting ideas for the exhibition....

Drawing and magic

I did the second Mediascape lecture today–the title was drawing, although the idea was broader–prehistoric media, that is, media before writing.  It was meant to include carving, modelling — probably “performance” (some kinds).  But...