Garden of Earthly Delights (Completed 1505) by Hieronymus Bosch (1450 – 1516): Right Panel: Hell
To document pictorially my increasing suspicion about the real nature of the contemporary college campus, I took my digital pocket camera to work with me today and in my spare time between classes snapped a little portfolio of vistas, which I offer below.
A prominently displayed poster in one of the main walkways of the Campus Center, a characterless agglomeration of 1950s era buildings into a new postmodern structure that is even more characterless than what it replaced. As Dante put it: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
Scene from the Czech sci-fi flick Ikarie XB-1 (1964) about people making a fifty-year voyage from one star system to another aboard a large vessel of sterile appearing interiors.
An actual classroom corridor in the sterile Campus Center.
A scene from the original Stockholm production of Karl-Birger Blomdahl’s opera Aniara based on Harry Martinson’s epic poem of the same name. A passenger carrying spaceship goes off course and the passengers must live out their lives in the sterile environment of the vessel. The passengers are seen here in a conclave around an abstract idol, which they have come to worship.
The centerpiece of Lake-Shore-College’s Sculpture Garden
Another constituent item of the Sculpture Garden
Homage to East Berlin
The Sciences Building: It features “half-floors” and is basically an un-navigable labyrinth.