The Architecture of Suffering

My newest prisoner, “Robinson”, is currently in solitary confinement after stabbing a guard with a plastic fork. His cell is just about as large as he is, and he’ll be there for a couple hours until he cools down. I basically lock him up, bash him up and then deprive him of food. Welcome to ...

Quidditch Soc as a Metaphor for Dumb, Anti-intellectual Photogenic “culture” at O-Week

If I could summarize the mantra of O-Week in 2014 I would say: only things worth sharing are worth doing. Basically, you should only do something that can easily be captured in a photograph. Said photograph can then be shared online, to prove how successful your event was, and form part of a monoculture of similar photographs – where ...

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