The Ship of Theseus

WHOSE BOAT DOES THIS FLOAT?

WHOSE BOAT DOES THIS FLOAT?

A correspondent in Germany, knowing of our interest in the post-mortem market for celebrity body parts, has alerted us to an exhibition at the ZKM Media Museum in Karlsruhe, featuring an installation by  Diemut Strebe titled Sugababe. On her own website, Strebe writes:

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Thus the Sugababe app/ears…

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The ear was grown in Boston, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is apparently impervious to mental illness. Enter the ancient paradox of the Ship of Theseus, floating down the estuary of Heraclitus, somewhere beyond Boston Harbor:

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TALK TO ME, BABY

TALK TO ME, BABY

Interestingly, the opening for Sugababe coincided in both time and space with a lecture by Noam Chomsky on US foreign policy. We wonder if Noam had a private little chat with Sugababe?

ALL EARS FOR CHOMSKY

ALL EARS FOR CHOMSKY

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EN ROUTE TO AN IDENTITY CRISIS

EN ROUTE TO AN IDENTITY CRISIS


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