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"Simply using the term rankles. White people don’t like being called White. It’s taken as a threat that they might suffer the fate of the Other one day. Whiteness is meant to confer a kind of…"
hmm i feel pulling in the deaths of black trans women is a little unfit after having just bantered about cancel culture targeting everything from politicians to guacamole... surely one must be able to differentiate between talking about the immediate position of identity politics within cultural production and like.. on ...Read More
This is from a year ago, but still very relevant. This quote in particular made me consider the toxic aspects of identity politics in a new light: "What can we do about identity politics? ...Read More
nature fights back algae poisoned by toxic run-off from local industry farming creates lethal fumes that ‘can kill you in seconds’ & smells so bad it keeps locals up at night
"Planting as many trees as possible would reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by about nine gigatons each year, according to Pamela McElwee, a professor of human ecology at Rutgers University and one of the report’s lead authors. But it would also increase food prices as much ...Read More
In a larger sense, Google found itself and its culture deeply maladapted to a new set of political, social, and business imperatives. To invent products like Gmail, Earth, and Translate, you need coddled geniuses free to let their minds run wild. But to lock down lucrative government contracts or expand ...Read More
Branding agroecology as a backward-looking, do-nothing approach to traditional agriculture is a defensive response to the failures of Green Revolution practices. In fact, agroecological sciences offer just the kinds of innovations small-scale farmers need to increase soil fertility, raise productivity, improve food and nutrition security, and build climate resilience.
“There are many musicians who are thriving where I would argue that the music itself is a secondary consideration, and perhaps the image is primary,” Dryhurst says. “This is nothing new. However, the supremacy of image over sound in music is more severe than it has ever been.”
Douglas Crimp, in his own words in his own voice. RIP one of the great tellers of 20th & early 21st c. cultural change.
Subjective realities are on the ascendant. We are living through an era of unprecedented increase in our ability to craft our own realities through culture in powerful ways. It is now possible to create small-scale subcultures with the complexity and richness of large nation-states. With no more than simple text At Refactor Camp 2019, we will attempt to center the positive and generative side of the Great Weirding, while keeping a sharp eye on the Dark Side. We hope to bring together a diverse audience of reality builders and explorers to map out the emerging multiverse of subjective realities, and ...Read More
The problem I see in this trend is treating sobriety like people treat a specialized diet, exercise regimen, or other fashionable, health-focused lifestyle choice: As if it is a virtuous facet of their identity, which must then be advertised to be understood as a defining part of who they are. My friends who are sober see their sobriety not as a badge to be shown off, but as a banal routine as necessary as breathing. It’s not their identity, but rather the method by which they can fully be their healthy selves. To read about hashtags like “#erasethestigma” is maddening—there ...Read More
“It isn’t inherently awful that YouTube uses AI to recommend video for you, because if the AI is well tuned it can help you get what you want. This would be amazing,..But the problem is that the AI isn’t built to help you get what you want — it’s built ...Read More
“Artnet said “two principals involved in the transaction” had told its reporter that “the work was whisked away in the middle of the night on MBS’s plane and relocated to his yacht, the Serene”.” #art #culture #royalty #markets