28: POP/Tech/ARTUp one level
POP/Tech/ART, October 1996
- Introduction: POP/Tech/ART
Charlie Bertsch, Jillian Sandell
All of these writers share our conviction that the politics of everyday life matters, that the little things we do are not as insignificant as we are taught to believe.
- Voices from the Collective: Lesser Evilism
- This recent email thread started with David Hawkes -- a long time and frequent contributor to the Bad List -- being welcomed back to the discussion after his trip to England.
- Pour Out a Little Liquor For Tupac
Tupac's art is not that simple. He may claim that only God can judge him, but he must have known the power of his own music to affect others.
- The Burden Of History and John Sayles' Lone Star
We should remember that history is not a prison. Even the truths of the past can be overcome by creating in the present a new and future-oriented reality.
- Learning From Creativity
Art is not only evaluated on the basis of its use-value, it's also primarily understood in terms of commodities. Is this how it should be? I say no.
- Technology vs.Human Development: Brazil, 1996
Mario Ibrahim Salimon
Why do feelings of despair and abandonment persist in a world that has the power to create a fair and cohesive community?
- Religion Goes To the Movies: or, Through the Camera Lens and What I Found There
In much the same way that Michael Dukakis allowed the right to define "liberal" in 1988, the left is allowing the right the privilege of defining the terms in which faith is discussed.
- Secrets Of the X-Files
The X-Files has also inspired the sort of obsessive fan culture associated with Star Trek, from conventions to trading cards.