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Berlin Chronicle

By | November 1st, 2016|LRO 52|

It is often said that Berlin will become the new London, the chosen home of a multitude of immigrant communities who shape and define the city's charm, along with a vast mix of young students and professionals, plus the presence of an enormous amount of artists and musicians. Previously, Berlin was known mostly for its [...]

To Marry Oneself

By | October 23rd, 2016|LRO 51|

The concept of a couple 1 has changed considerably: master-signifier of our time, it has become an autonomous entity which has to be treated as if it were fragile and capricious, vulnerable to the dangers of breaking-up. The relationship that it refers to is marked by its finitude. The statistics on this matter are illuminating [...]

Bartleby, The Scrivener

By | October 9th, 2016|LRO 49|

Bartleby’s unexpected unwillingness is acknowledged by his boss not just as puzzling but, mainly, as a subversion of the ruling class. A subversion, which ‘contaminates’, literally speaking, the rest of the clerks in the office. But there is more. Later, Bartleby’s boss will discover that Bartleby has occupied his office: he lives, eats and sleeps [...]

Of What Use is a Misunderstanding

By | October 2nd, 2016|LRO 48|

A misunderstanding has funny mechanics: the person speaking and the person listening don’t associate the same signification to a word. It’s a very short, dense, instant and most often no one takes notice of it when it happens. Its effects can be devastating. We then speak of clearing up a misunderstanding to avoid a battle [...]

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’ [...]

Subjects of Instruments

By | September 10th, 2016|LRO 45|

Pokémon Go has been dominating the media and the streets, with crowds gathering and provoking chaos when rare characters appear on screen. It shows us to what extent Lacans statement: “ You are from now on, more than you would ever think, subjects of instruments (…). ”2can be understood. Several online articles are reporting that [...]

Gustavo Dessal, Surviving Anne

By | September 10th, 2016|LRO 45|

It is in this context of ‘a world where the difference between delusion and reality was shown to be completely useless’, (Dessal, 231) that Gustavo Dessal’s remarkable new novel Surviving Anne (Karnac, 2016) explores the delusional reciprocities of the contemporary clinic of psychosis. It focuses on a different Anne to Allen, Anne Kurczynski whose mother, [...]