Category Archives: Firsts/

Items in the Ephemera Kabinett that reflect some interpretation of ‘the first time’ including the first home-administered AIDS test; a piece of candy from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ first ‘give-away’ corner; and a magazine cover that calls President Obama the first ‘Gay President.’

EPHEMERA KABINETT: Home Access Express Home HIV Test

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EK ACCESSION #: ICI 21523 TITLE: Home HIV – 1  Test DISCUSSION: One of the Institute’s “firsts.” Although the test made a big splash when it was released in the late 1990s (approved by the FDA in 1996) you rarely … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Power

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Foucault, Michel. Power: Essential Works of Foucault 1954-1984 Volume 3 (1994) ICI Shelf: Philosophy First Line: “The evening of the elections, we asked you what your first reactions were, and you didn’t wish to say.” ICI History: Today at the … Continue reading

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