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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 205–216.
Published: 01 February 2017
... in the seventeenth century—without god’s solace, human beings realize their mortal condition.37 The “torture of now-time” is the translation of the horror vacui into contemporary parlance. Today, not only have the theological groundings of individual life lost their persuasive value (i.e., God is dead...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 27–34.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of radical transparency and immediate feedback. The approach I offer here and further elaborate in my book is an anthropological and media-ontological one. 1 I contend that the old human horror vacui as well as the mechanical, “posthuman” reproduction of the world via photography can be read as keys...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 1–14.
Published: 01 August 2006
... that is not subsumed in the central cultural concepts of our civilization. His cen- tral thesis is that our dealings with death and the dead determine the qual- ity of a culture. The potential of a culture to compensate for the horror vacui caused by the dynamic of civilization depends on its...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., while the Funkturm is abandoned as well. When people do show up, they are gathered as a community around a street merchant or a fl ower seller, sweeping leaves together, clustered around children playing in a sandbox, or leaving work. Stone’s amor vacui contrasted with the horror vacui that Kra...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 63–86.
Published: 01 August 2012
... East and West Germans. Here the city as terrain vague signifies the possibility of unity based on a concept of flourishing multiple identities.4 The amor vacui or fascination with derelict, uninhabited spaces that characterizes much contemporary German literature does not, however...