At a recent potluck dinner with art friends we were talking about our histories — everything from religion to what our parents served for dinner. One of us is going to India for a residency and will be bringing along the french philosophers to read for some direction in her work. She's interested in archives and organization among other things. This led us to the topics of materiality, our culture and the order of the universe.
In true tangential fashion, we ended up with George Carlin and his theories on "Stuff". Foucault and Baudrillard beware... George says it so much funnier.