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"To much of the world, the cartoon frog is a hate symbol. To Hong Kong protesters, he’s something entirely different: one of them."
"The most powerful critique of neoliberal culture since the crisis, issued from the margins of the blogosphere. Simon Hammond traces the arc of Mark Fisher’s career, from accelerationism to Capitalist Realism and beyond, in a striking comparison with the critical cultural studies of Stuart Hall." Highly recommended "longread" essay K-PUNK AT LARGE in the new issue of NewLeftReview ...Read More
So what happened to the focused anti-corporate anger Klein describes in the book? In an age of synergistic “brand personalities” with “strong voices”, integrated social media strategies, trend forecasters and micro-influencers, have we given in to the total branding of every aspect of our lives and culture?
For Hito Steyerl's "Drill" we made sonifications of gun violence which were then performed by a marching band. Documentation and sounds now up.
“We might now be able to imagine the death of capitalism, yet one problem of capitalist realism remains: our inability to imagine what comes next.” Great piece by @sarahljaffe on Mark Fisher! ...Read More
VNS Matrix / Merchants of Slime: A digital archive for the Australian cyberfeminist collective. VNS Matrix was an artist collective founded in Adelaide, Australia, in 1991, by Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini and Virginia Barratt. ...Read More
“Anything that offers success in our unjust society without trying to change it is not revolutionary – it just helps people cope. In fact, it could also be making things worse. Instead of encouraging radical action, mindfulness says the causes of suffering are disproportionately inside us, not in the political ...Read More
Nourishing lil brief for getting back into the Haraway swing -- concise bit on the philosophy of worlding was helpful, as was the reassurance of Spivak's "strategic essentialism"... also just a good 'reality' check for prioritizing energy on displacement. Happy to have found this here, reading it helped me a ...Read More
One of my favorite YouTubers is Shaun, a videogame streamer who got into making long videos debunking right wing YouTubers. They're long but are pleasant to watch, and are a good intro to people like Lauren Southern, Stefan Molyneux, Jordan Peterson, and their ilk. This video concerns Carl ...Read More
"This market-driven 'sustainable' vision of economic activity, ecological-conscious diets and 'hipness' within modern capitalism reinforce inequality and still hurt the environment."
"James Wood on Martin Hägglund, who argues that rigorous secularism leads to socialism."
"The industry-wide turn toward ethics obscures tech’s allergy to politics" what happens when libertarians run America's biggest monopolies
Is woke the new hipster. In an moment where politics and aesthetics are rapidly mediated and abandoned on platforms, is the woke political subject the most niche identity, always finding new causes, an endless (re)configuration of politics.