Mastodon

mickyates Ideas, Media Theory, Mick's Photo Blog, Personal Leave a Comment

There is a lot of noise about Mastodon right now, given Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. Here’s my explainer. First, look at https://fediverse.space/instance/mastodonapp.uk, an interactive tool to explore the Mastodon space. In the first image, each dot is a server in the federated space (‘fediverse’) and the links show the strength of connections to other servers – also called ‘instances’. …

On the Sublime

mickyates Aesthetics, Art, Critical Theory, Genocide, Holocaust, Ideas, Landscape, Media Theory, Mick's Photo Blog, Photography, Post-Modern Leave a Comment

The Sublime has long held fascination for me, as it applies to both landscapes and The Holocaust / Genocide. Adorno suggested that after Auschwitz, the Sublime is associated with images of genocide and atrocity. He also suggested that after Auschwitz, art is not possible. But that is another story. An excellent reader is Simon Morley’s volume The Sublime (2010) with a …