Autonomous Work of Art

Kim talks with Pardis about Theodor Adorno’s concept of the autonomous work of art, as articulated in his Aesthetic Theory, and The

Fort / Da

In this episode, Kim talks with Saronik about the game “Fort / Da” — a game played by Sigmund Freud’s grandson in


Saronik talks with Diane Enobabor about Afropessimism and Afrofuturism. Diane is a Ph.D. student at The Graduate Center at CUNY. She studies


In this episode Kim and Saronik discuss Bruno Latour’s essay, “Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to

Unreliable Narrator

Saronik asks Chad about narrators in fiction, and life, who cannot be trusted – their quirks, productive unreliabilities, their effect on present


In this episode, Kim finds out that Saronik gets a little weird when it comes to dogs. We talk about Donna J.


In this episode Saronik asks Kim about the aura. The idea comes from Walter Benjamin’s 1935 essay “The Work of Art in

Teaser 2

A half-baked taste of High Theory. Saronik and Kim practice recording the name of the show, and convey some of the spirit

Teaser 1

Welcome to High Theory! High Theory is a podcast in which we get high on the substance of theory.  And we ask