Does Star Wars ask: whose worldview and style of life will triumph? Yes
March 17, 2015 12:18 AM   Subscribe

John Powers (of Star Wars: A New Heap) writes The Future of Art: Rosalind Krauss is a Jedi - "If Krauss is Leia, Le Corbusier is a pretty great candidate for General Tarkin."
Star Wars Semiotics - "At HiLobrow we’re wary of structuralist heuristic devices. But we do enjoy tinkering with them — and we’ve noticed that the logical expansion of binary oppositions does help stimulate the imagination. However… does Powers’ square function properly?"
A Crisis in Criticism: Star Wars is not Literature, it is an Object. - "Glenn's post is good natured and whip smart - but he's dead wrong. While he is no doubt the superior semiotician ... and I can't hope to outsmart the guy, mine is the better diagram."
Star Wars Highbrow: Thesis Antithesis Synthesis - "In addition to describing the square above Glenn's original post also discussed his choices for the cardinal points at some length in terms of a "highbrow-lowbrow-middlebrow-nobrow-hilobrow schema." It is a scheme he has charted elsewhere, admitting that "aesthetic and lifestyle choices aren't entirely independent of social class."" posted by the man of twists and turns (6 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I liked the part with the cute robots and the explosions.
posted by saturday_morning at 5:18 AM on March 17, 2015 [2 favorites]

Don't forget David Brin's excellent articles on Star Wars:
posted by sotonohito at 8:23 AM on March 17, 2015 [3 favorites]

"hilobrow"? Where your forehead looks like the Big Island of Hawai'i?
posted by McCoy Pauley at 4:48 PM on March 17, 2015

I forgot about this site. Thanks for the post.
posted by xtian at 6:24 PM on March 17, 2015

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