Launch BGC Walter Benjamin’s New York Archive Site

Walter Benjamin’s New York was a class project undertaken by Professor Peter N. Miller and his students in 2001-2. In the Fall semester students read Benjamin’s Arcades Project and in the Spring, with the assistance of Joe Lambert at the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley (now called Storycenter), professor and students made digital movies of Benjamin’s “exposé” of the whole project, originally written for Adorno and the Institute for Social Research, and three longer digital interpretations of specific convolutes of the Arcades Project. The notes section on the individual pages were imagined as opportunities for analysis of the images, which otherwise tend to the associative.