Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska (2005) was John Green’s debut young adult novel (remember him? He wrote the novels-turned-films The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns). It won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association. I have no words. Honestly, this book should be used as prescription medication for psychopaths; it is IMPOSSIBLE to feel […]

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Claire’s Meaning of Life: ∞.0

I’ve compiled some new rules for myself. I mean rules in the way of values, almost in a religious sense. In the same way a Christian might coordinate their life via the Ten Commandments or a Buddhist might adhere to the Five Moral Precepts. I’ve named it The Meaning of Life: ∞.0

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Nodes Against Humanity

It’s the twenty-first century; people are born into an army of standing-reserves through joining a vast collection of human and non-human objects. Heidegger (1889-1976) was a German philosopher who studied existentialism and coined the term ‘standing reserve’. The idea of the standing reserve is a result of the relationship of between artefacts, including humans, to technology; “subjects […]

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