After the release of Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, there was a buzz around one rather unexpected scene. There is one scene in the film where a dish called Jjapaguri is prepared. The scene itself is humorous while carrying an underlying satirical tone, but the Korean audience swarmed around this scene to offer a different kind of interpretation. Although this interpretation may have been unexpected for the film’s international audience, it came very naturally for its Korean audience: mukbang.
You are your grades – the quantified self
The Chinese government intends to create a social credit system by the year 2020. Data about the behavior of each individual from all social spheres of life shall be collected, evaluated and transformed into a personal score. Consumption, traffic offenses, activities on the internet, employment contracts, ratings at school and work, conflicts with the landlord
Theodor Paleologu on Inequality, Society, and the Enlightenment
On 21 April 2008, ECLA was visited by His Excellency Theodor Paleologu, ambassador of Romania to the Kingdom of Denmark and the Republic of Iceland. Paleologu presented a guest lecture on Rousseau’s Discourse on Inequality, situating Rousseau’s ideas in their historical context and reconstructing Rousseau’s conception of the origins of political society and the moral