Antroposen’e Hoşgeldiniz 

…humans — thanks to our numbers, the burning of fossil fuels, and other related activities — have become a geological agent on the planet… …kafa sayısı, fosil yakıtlar yakıyor olması ve bunlarla bağlantılı başkaca faaliyetleri nedeniyle, insanoğlunun gezegen üzerindeki jeolojik etmenlerden biri haline gelmiş olması. Dipesh Chakrabarty, “The Climate of History: Four Theses” Çeviren: MehmetContinue reading “Antroposen’e Hoşgeldiniz “

Why tell about the dark wood

Midway in the journey of our life I came to myself in a dark wood, for the straight way was lost.  Yaşam yolumuzun ortasında  karanlık bir ormanda buldum  kendimi, çünkü doğru yol yitmişti. Ah, how hard it is to tell the nature of that wood, savage, dense, and harsh — the very thought of itContinue reading “Why tell about the dark wood”

An excellent plan, no doubt

Excerpted from The Annotated Alice / Açıklamalı Notlarıyla Alice by Lewis Carroll, edited by Martin Gardner “The first thing I’ve got to do,” said Alice to herself, as she wandered about in the wood, “is to grow to my right size again; and the second is to find my way into that lovely garden.  I thinkContinue reading “An excellent plan, no doubt”

Sıralanabilir

From Simulacra and Simulation, Jean Baudrillard Such is simulation, insofar as it is opposed to representation.  Representation stems from the principle of the equivalence of the sign and of the real (even if this equivalence is utopian, it is a fundamental axiom).  Simulation, on the contrary, stems from the utopia of the principle of equivalence,Continue reading “Sıralanabilir”

Spirits of another sort

PUCK My fairy lord, this must be done with haste, For night’s swift dragons cut the clouds full fast, And yonder shines Aurora’s harbinger; At whose approach, ghosts, wandering here and there, Troop home to church-yards: damned spirit all, That in cross-ways and floods have burial, Already to their wormy beds are gone; For fearContinue reading “Spirits of another sort”

Those be rubies

Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire, I do wander every where, Swifter than the moon’s sphere; And I serve the fairy queen, To dew her orbs upon the green: The cowslips tell her pensioners be; In their gold coats spots you see; Those be rubies,Continue reading “Those be rubies”

It is simply masked

From Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation: To dissimulate is to pretend not to have what one has.  To simulate is to feign to have what one doesn’t have.  One implies a presence, the other an absence.  But it is more complicated than that because simulating is not pretending: “Whoever fakes an illness can simply stayContinue reading “It is simply masked”

Unreal City – Çiçek verir mi bu yıl?

  Unreal City, Under the brown fog of a winter dawn, A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many, I had not thought death had undone so many. Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled, And each man fixed his eyes before his feet. Flowed up the hill and down King William Street, To where SaintContinue reading “Unreal City – Çiçek verir mi bu yıl?”