Machine Human Velocities (New York State Fair, 2013)

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The Midway at the New York State Fair is an endlessly fascinating spectacle. Machine driven human brains and bodies ensconsed in steel hurtling in fast, noisy circles through a space of bright flashing color lights framed by the sky. Only just a little tongue in cheek, I love the human-machine symbiosis for the way it shows a sensible intuition of the All. Somewhere in the letters and diaries, Rosenzweig, I think, writes about carnival in Cologne.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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