The Electro-Library

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

8 episodes of The Electro-Library since the first episode, which aired on December 13th, 2017.

  • Short Circuits #1: Conversation with Teju Cole

    May 21st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 20 secs
    creativity, freedom, hunger, identity, nigeria, race, teju cole, writing
  • Photography (Part Two)

    May 8th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 45 secs
    amra brooks, camera, ethan canin, italo calvino, john berger, memory, orson welles, photography, roland barthes, september 11, time, vladimir nabokov, wislawa szymborska

    Part two of our two-part series on photography.

  • Photography (Part One)

    April 4th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  44 mins 32 secs
    balzac, camera, daguerreotype, eco, emerson, italy, joanna mcnaney stein, memory, photography, sontag

    What happens when we take a photograph? What happens when we capture light on paper, in emulsion, or in pixels and look, across a gulf of time, at these fragments of the past? What gets in the frame and what lies just beyond? If, as John Berger notes, “photographs bear witness to a human choice being exercised in a certain situation,” then what can photographs tell us about the choices we make and why we make them?