The Today Show is tracking the Twitter hashtag gathering tweets about the government shutdown #DearCongress, ‘I am embarrassed to be … More

On the Red or the Blue Rug

The 2012 presidential election seems like a very unartistic election. Romney is completely artless, although he is a fabricator of … More

Cooperation in Public Space

Architects and urban planners have long debated the idea that built environments can positively affect social behavior. It’s always been … More


A couple of weeks ago the German philosopher Jürgen Habermas stood before a hot, crowded lecture hall at the Goethe Institute in … More

Shame, Lies, and WikiLeaks

Slavoj Žižek weighs in on the WikiLeaks controversy with characteristic dialectical zig-zags ending in an apocalyptic vision. He starts in … More

MAS Context 8: PUBLIC

MAS Context’s latest issue looks at the idea of the public, a vexed concept with a rich and complex history. … More