Category Archives: Week 1

Isla vista shooting

Name: Vladimir Ullmann-Hamon Region: Isla Vista, California Subconcepts: Cruelty, The Other, Sadism In May 2014 near the campus of USC Santa Barbara Eliott Rodger a 22 year old student killed 6 people and injured 13 others before committing suicide. The … Continue reading

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Emotional Violence as an External Force

Emotional Domestic Violence A woman from Topeka, Oklahoma uses emotion as a basis of fear in a relation as a form of violence. It is a form of domestic violence in most cases that leads to the change in reality. … Continue reading

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FORGETTING YOUR OWN FACE

Name: Natalie Reta Concept: Loss Region: United Kingdom Sub-Concepts: Forgetting, Perdition, Solitude, Detriment. Description: An artist with Alzheimer drew his self-portrait for 5 years until he could not remember his own face. Most people would say that “being at a … Continue reading

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Slaughterhouse 5

Name: Michael Winter Geographical Location: United States Concept: Time Sub-concept: Time travel, powerlessness, immutability, linearity Description: Vonnegut explores alternate perceptions of time through Billy Pilgrim, an optometrist who becomes “unstuck in time,” and the other-worldly Tralfamadorians who abduct him. Interpretation: … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Corpses

Name: Irfaan Kazi  Region; Concept: Blackstone, Massachusetts; Abandonment Sub-Concepts: Madness, Reality, Loss Description: Last week a woman from Blackstone, Massachusetts was arrested for concealing three dead infant bodies inside of a pile of soiled diapers within her vermin-infested house. Reports … Continue reading

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Hominines, the birth of humans from “out of Africa”

Name: Paco Chan Concept: Animality Sub-Concepts: Transformation, Time Description: Hominines, the birth of humans from “out of Africa”. Interpretation: One fact that is hard to deny despite of different religious views is that there is sufficient evidence in the world … Continue reading

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Topless Protests

Name: Kenza Mouaqit Concept: Language Region: Africa/Europe/Asia Sub-Concepts: Violence, Protest   Description: The Femen comprises a group of feminine activists from around the World that use their bodies to protest against various causes, including sexism, homophobia, and religious institutions. They … Continue reading

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Mother, Dinyal New, loses both children to gun violence only 19 days apart

Name: Caitie Benoit Region: Oakland, California Concept: Pain Sub-concepts: Heartbreak, Cruelty, Death, Pleasure Description: Dinyal New, a resident of Oakland, CA, is forced to bury both of her sons, ages 13 and 19, only nineteen days apart. Both children were … Continue reading

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British jihadist medical student, 21, is pictured holding severed head while wearing her white doctor’s jacket

Name: Anastasia Hassiotis Concept: Pleasure Sub-Concepts: Death, Cruelty, Fear Region: Syria Description: A woman believed to be a British medical student who left the UK in order to join ISIS has posted an image on social media of herself holding … Continue reading

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Linking Desire and Violence: Spotlight on Conformity – Stanford University, 1971

“Far more of history’s hideous crimes have been committed by obedient citizens than by criminals or rebels.”— Stanley Milgram     Name: Ryan Narod Concept: Desire Sub-concepts: Power, Cruelty, Reality/Illusion Description: The original aim of the Stanford prison experiment was to assess … Continue reading

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