The Voice of Stephen Hawking and the Tiger

By | September 24th, 2016|LRO 47|

The Vocoder produces an un-modulated form of speech that sounds robotic, partly because of the monotony assumed for the machine, but also because of the use of similar devices in sound art and popular music particularly of the 1970s and 80s like Laurie Anderson, Kraftwerk and Afro-futurists who used the Vocoder to evoke the ‘alien’ [...]

Addiction to Sex

By | January 8th, 2016|LRO 15|

The story of Shame could be analyzed from many different perspectives, but it is doubtful that nominalism lovers will draw any conclusions from the “Brandon case.” This is because Brandon is not only addicted to live and in person sex, but he also is a man loaded with consumer goods that range from television to [...]

Sexercise: The Real Work(ed) Out?

By | October 16th, 2015|LRO 04|

Kylie Minogue to the British National Health Service, sexercise involves turning the bedroom into a gym, and the gym into a training ground for the bedroom. It pushes sex toward self-improvement, with the aim of attaining ‘peak performance’: we must all aspire to be elite erotic athletes, constantly striving to exceed our previous personal bests. [...]