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Octane

Atlanta, Sept. 2007

Natural's Not In It

A Dream of the Perfect Life

This Heaven Give Me Migraine

Coercion of the Senses

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New York City

East Berlin

New York City

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Amsterdam

Athens

Prague

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Wein, Metro Station

Chicago

Prague

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Berlin

World Cup at Checkpoint Charlie

Berlin

You Have To Start Somewhere

Time of the Now

Only that historian will have the gift of fanning the spark of hope in the past who is firmly convinced that even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if he wins.
Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Philosophy of History

Angelus Novus, Paul Klee

"The most characteristic building projects of the nineteenth century- railroad stations, exhibition halls. department stores- all have matters of collective importance as their object. The flaneur feels drawn to these "despised, everyday" structures. In these constructions, the appearance of great masses on the stage of history was already forseen. They form the eccentric frame within which the last privateers so readily deployed themselves."



Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem stayed up the whole night before Benjamin’s draft-board medical exam, “while Benjamin consumed vast quantities of black coffee, a practice then followed by many young men prior to their military physicals.” The trick, calculated to simulate a weak heart, worked, and Benjamin was able to spend the rest of the war in Switzerland, studying for his doctorate at the University of Bern.

Five Midwestern Values

Industry

Literacy

Balance

Work

Sloth

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