About this Blog:In April of 2011, the Institute of Cultural Inquiry began work on its fourth book tentatively titled Barthes' Myopia. The third project in ICI's 'eye' series, this book will "interrogate" another canonical text: Roland Barthes' Camera Lucida. Over the months ahead, this site will lay bare the bookmaking process - from those first heady days when ideas are formed, to the long months of research, followed by the intense weeks of building a book to share with the public. We hope to make this our most experimental book to date but as Walter Benjamin, the subject of our second book in this series lamented, 'the work is the death mask of its conception.'
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On the trail of Barthes
Who will write the history of Tears?
Someone trying to put and hold together not just too much with too little but all [s]he knows with what [s]he has.
- Roland Barthes