Vatican to showcase Warhol

As readers know, this website is a huge fan of Warhol and thinks that pop art raises all manner of extremely interesting questions about the relationship between veneration and refinement, vanity and the sacred.  Each year Loyola hosts a lecture these questions so how super it is to learn that the Vatican will host a…

Kolnai’s Churchill moment

The new Churchill film tracks the hesitancy inside the British establishment on whether to wage all out war with Hitler or to cede to a pact with him.  The film is certainly correct that many wished to make a deal with Hitler.  Churchill was one of the few who saw the threat clearly.   V&R…

Bat drones: Scheler and Smith aren’t surprised

A recent post addressed the Barcadi bat and the challenge it offers to Smith’s ethics (http://www.ethicsoffashion.com/bacardi-bat-adam-smith-stumped/).  The puzzle: How can a brand succeed when the logo is an animal that provokes fear (in most Westeners certainly, and likely many others, too)?   Smith will be much happier learning that the military have an interest in…

Shaftesbury delighted. 2

H&M are not an especially moral company and do not make the list of The Best Dressed Award that I have going.  They have a new video ad that reaches back to Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited.  The video is a re-enactment of Charles driving with Sebastien to Brideshead for the first time.  I am a…

Circuits printed onto fabric x David Hume

This is some news: researchers at Cambridge have printed electrical circuits directly onto sustainable fabric (http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/fully-integrated-circuits-printed-directly-onto-fabric).  If we don’t literally become cyborgs, looks like we’ll be wearing fabrics soon that’ll make us rather like cyborgs on the outside.  Clothes linked directly to the internet?  Your Pinterest moving across your jumper?  David Hume is thrilled.