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Eroticism and engineering

The field of engineering, the apparent epitome of cool rationality, is shot through with passion and excitement. An intricately shaped erotic expression finds its most creative outlet in the design of technology. The contemporary images of eroticism and of machines and systems reflect the imagination of the designer. How could it be otherwise in any human venture? (188)

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On the Democracy to Come, from Jodi Dean

Some intriguing theses on democracy from Jodi Dean —even if she doesn’t call them theses, I read them that way. For example,

Fourth, the production of democratic subjects is a challenge; if it has been done before, it has only been achieved temporarily. The production is neither certain, secure, nor robust. There are lots of glitches and faux democrats out there on the market.

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