Leaver also productively reads Greg Egan's Permutation City against the Visible Human Project, and reveals the complex interplay of technology, artificiality
, subjectivity and embodiment in contemporary culture.
In Sudan the artificiality
of the modern state was already shattered earlier this year with the peaceful secession of South Sudan.
Enter journalist Kathryn Schulz, who, referring to thinkers such as Augustine (who said "Fallor ergo sum," I err, therefore I am), Freud (who proposed that verbal slips are clues to truth), Locke (who thought that error seeped into our lives through the gap between the artificiality
of words and the reality of the things they name), and Alan Greenspan (who expressed "shocked disbelief that markets aren't self-regulating), proposes that we look at wrongness as both a given and as a gift that can transform our worldviews, relationships, and ultimately ourselves.
In a thought-provoking essay focusing mainly on gender, he exhorts the theatrical establishment to celebrate the art form's essential duality--the liveness of the event versus the artificiality
of its content--by pushing casting-practices to their limits.
"What Peter was saying was that Gordon should just be himself, that artificiality
does not work in politics, and that what he is and what he stands for and the policies he is pursuing should be allowed to speak for themselves.
"What Peter was saying is that Gordon should just be himself, that artificiality
doesn't work in politics and that what he is, what he stands for and the policies he is pursuing should be allowed to speak for themselves.
"The subjects are intimate and personal but, as with all good artists, these stories are told in such a way that the artificiality
and the apparent eccentricity are a means of expressing the bits and pieces of all our lives that make up the human comedy.
One look at Tadzio, the wide-eyed beach boy portrayed by Edvin Revazov, and von Aschenbach finds an antidote to his sterile artificiality
and the superficial elegance of Venetian society.
Back in the 1920s, photographer August Sander made a radical departure from the artificiality
of studio portraiture, pioneering a naturalistic documentary style that is sure to interest photography students.
In some respects they have an artificiality
about them: bricks and mortar and professionals seeking to replace uncles, aunties and grandparents.
A powerful, adaptable tool for determining the detailed shape and use of new development, and a technique whose artificiality
points up the desirable flexibility of the future city
It can be viewed as artificial and isolation can spring from artificiality
," Klein says.