And When I am Formulated, Sprawling on a Pin

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And I have known the eyes already, known them all, The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase, And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin, And I am pinned and wriggling on the wall, Then how should I begin? T S Eliot, 1915, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Susan Sontag (1977: 155) accuses photography of being …

Thinking About Spaces

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It has long been a fashion to use the sides of building in Shanghai as huge, live advertising, video and news screens Murky Day in May, Shanghai, 2012 Yes, there is Piccadilly circus, and there is Times Square. The Ginza crossing, and so on. But this is Chinese grandiose, ‘larger than life’ approach in action. It’s copied all over China.