Category: Culture

Is the Modern Subject, a Digital One?

Monishankar Prasad argues that Life in the digital, is turning tables in terms of curating different economic models for the media and the transportation sectors. The ‘Modern’ is being updated every second. The article explores the intersectionalities of the Modern and the Digital, and explores the question: ‘Is the Modern Subject, Digital One?’

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Martin Scorsese would like us to see Silence as a film about religion — but its central issue is race

Malory Nye argues that while the new Martin Scorsese’s new film Silence is apparently about Portuguese Catholic missionaries in Japan, in effect the film raises difficult questions about white racial identities that are highly relevant to the world we now find ourselves living in.

Britain’s Got Behaviour

Will Davies argues that the reality television has long pitted people against each other in various overtly competitive or pseudo-competitive environments. Viewers or judges rate their performances and cast judgement on their value to society, and although these shows are usually simple and rarely political they shine light on many aspects of the modern liberal psyche.

Sean Penn and Globalization

“Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?”, quipped Sean Penn before announcing the winner of the best film at the Oscars. Quite predictably, the media went into a frenzy. But was it really surprising?Arafat Kabir argues maybe not, if it’s viewed from the lens of globalization.