Cabinet issue 42, out now


Cabinet magazine issue 42, with a special section on “Forgetting,” available now

Forget everything else and be riveted as:
– D. Graham Burnett & Sal Randolph propose a field guide to shredding
– Barry Sanders remembers a forgotten gift from Derrida
– Joshua Foer studies a thankfully obsolete memorization technique, accompanied by illustrations by Amy Jean Porter
– George Prochnik recalls Italy’s most famous amnesiac
– Alistair Sponsel speaks with Londa Schiebinger on forgotten herbal abortifacients
– Peter Galison inspects Freud’s take on censorship, both wartime and psychic
– Jeffrey Kastner & Sina Najafi ask Paul Connerton about his seven categories of forgetting
– An artist project by Susan Hiller
– And a portfolio of “Monuments to Forgetting,” proposed by artists John Beech, Liz Glynn, Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, Eigil zu Tage-Ravn, and Olav Westphalen

And don’t draw a blank on these other memorable topics:
— Will Wiles on the mouse universes of John B. Calhoun
— Alexander R. Galloway on Nils Aall Barricelli’s mathematical organisms
— Ben Kafka & Jamieson Webster on the Deleuze family’s inscription to Foucault
— Aaron Kunin on our drab future
— Andrew McConnell Stott on the chronology of clown crime
— Elena Sorokina on mayonnaise’s cohesive role in the Soviet Union
— Christopher Turner on Wilhelm Reich’s orgone box
— Wayne Koestenbaum on waiting for the final war
— John Strausbaugh on Ada Clare, queen of the bohemians
— Jocko Weyland on disaster documentation
— Justin E. H. Smith on the ethics of rubbernecking
— Artist Projects by Amie Siegel and Julia Sherman

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Cabinet is published by Immaterial Incorporated, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Cabinet receives generous support from the Lambent Foundation, the Orphiflamme Foundation, the Polis-Schutz Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Greenwall Foundation, the Danielson Foundation, Art Matters, and the Katchadourian Foundation.

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