Tag Archives: Elaine Scarry

Tactical Response III: Torture & “seeing stars”

In response to the release of the senate intelligence committee report on torture, Shifting Connections offers an excerpt from the publication Tactical Response: Art in an Age of Terror (2014) that emphasizes the awareness that intelligence gained from torture is a negative sentience – a display of authority and power – an actuality of little worth… [Read More…]

Tactical Response I: War, an autophagous game

As men shoot blindly at civilian targets in Gaza and over the airspace of eastern Ukraine, I return to Umberto Eco’s 1991 prognosis that war has become a self-perpetuating affair, locked in an endless pursuit of instability… [Read More…]