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" The word “meme” is now extensively used in marketing and owing to its increasing popularity, “a meme culture” has now become a catchall for easily copied but humorous and entertaining online content. "
" The word “meme” is now extensively used in marketing and owing to its increasing popularity, “a meme culture” has now become a catchall for easily copied but humorous and entertaining online content. "
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“In punch-me-in-the-face discourse, love and pain and joy and punishment seem increasingly convergent, at least in the ways that people express themselves online.”
“In punch-me-in-the-face discourse, love and pain and joy and punishment seem increasingly convergent, at least in the ways that people express themselves online.”
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Edward Snowden on privacy, on liberty, on Substack. Most worth reading in a long time. What idealists we were. The internet was supposed to bring us together, free access to _...Read More_
Edward Snowden on privacy, on liberty, on Substack. Most worth reading in a long time. What idealists we were. The internet was supposed to bring us together, free access to _...Read More_
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Do you think that Hanna Höch would have created her collages in Gimp? That Picabia would have used microcontrollers? That Rose Sélavie would have her tweets going viral? Or that Hugo Ball would have written a bunch of Wikipedia articles _...Read More_
Do you think that Hanna Höch would have created her collages in Gimp? That Picabia would have used microcontrollers? That Rose Sélavie would have her tweets going viral? Or that Hugo Ball would have written a bunch of Wikipedia articles _...Read More_
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>” The core business model of platform capitalism is best understood as an expansion of rentierism. Today’s techno-economic system — which drives investment in _...Read More_
>” The core business model of platform capitalism is best understood as an expansion of rentierism. Today’s techno-economic system — which drives investment in _...Read More_
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Tinder is a convenient way to meet new people. But, at the level of cognition and perception, using Tinder, even for a short while, is likely to affect the associations users make about dating and potential sexual partners. Furthermore, the _...Read More_
Tinder is a convenient way to meet new people. But, at the level of cognition and perception, using Tinder, even for a short while, is likely to affect the associations users make about dating and potential sexual partners. Furthermore, the _...Read More_
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If the first industrial revolution spawned the reactionary Arts and Crafts design movement, might the fourth birth its own as well? One that asks how much more earth and air we must cede to a cultish dedication to digitizing everything? _...Read More_
If the first industrial revolution spawned the reactionary Arts and Crafts design movement, might the fourth birth its own as well? One that asks how much more earth and air we must cede to a cultish dedication to digitizing everything? _...Read More_
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"The social internet promised us deep human connections — the sort that requires nuance and patience for messiness — but instead, it’s just turned us all into brands. Brands are monolithic. They are purposefully devoid of nuance."
"The social internet promised us deep human connections — the sort that requires nuance and patience for messiness — but instead, it’s just turned us all into brands. Brands are monolithic. They are purposefully devoid of nuance."
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>"Map of the Soul: 7 embodies the key to BTS’s success: emotion, sincerity, and an ARMY of fans." "In 2012, Rolling Stone published a list of the 10 K-pop bands _...Read More_
>"Map of the Soul: 7 embodies the key to BTS’s success: emotion, sincerity, and an ARMY of fans." "In 2012, Rolling Stone published a list of the 10 K-pop bands _...Read More_
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>"Digital creators used the blockchain to create a whole new art scene. Then their work started selling for thousands — sometimes millions of dollars."
>"Digital creators used the blockchain to create a whole new art scene. Then their work started selling for thousands — sometimes millions of dollars."
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“The e-girl expects explosion; she is one with catastrophe. In her late 2010s high school history class, she watched a mushroom cloud bellow over a child picking petals in ‘Daisy’, the ad from Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 presidential campaign, _...Read More_
“The e-girl expects explosion; she is one with catastrophe. In her late 2010s high school history class, she watched a mushroom cloud bellow over a child picking petals in ‘Daisy’, the ad from Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 presidential campaign, _...Read More_
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HELLO DARKNESS by Dean Kissick "As we divest from Web 2 social media to carve out enclaves in other realms of the internet, our mental map of the public sphere is changing—as are the terms of visibility and power. [This] essay by writer _...Read More_
HELLO DARKNESS by Dean Kissick "As we divest from Web 2 social media to carve out enclaves in other realms of the internet, our mental map of the public sphere is changing—as are the terms of visibility and power. [This] essay by writer _...Read More_
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Images have become not only animate, but incarnate.
Images have become not only animate, but incarnate.
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"The emerging dream of an internet where every interaction is a financial transaction"
"The emerging dream of an internet where every interaction is a financial transaction"