"Whoever controls the media, the images, controls... →
… if we exist in a world without bodies, we also exist in a world of infinite form. The mind will forever shape reality. We as a culture are already looking inward into our machines; to reach the next phase, we must blend both internal realities. The ease of our IRL-disconnected social lives means that cultural shifting is accelerated, and we are the ones accelerating it. We have control...
theweightofemptiness asked: might i ask where in all the cyberspace did you see that full hour of interview? id love to watch it. lol "cunt cameraman". given the individual said people won't understand him, that title is just.
A need to tell and hear stories is essential to the species Homo...– Reynolds Price, via Theresa Duncan’s last blog post
new fear for 2012 →
The university, with its obsessive reflection upon authentic and inauthentic modes of existence, put his hyper-analytical mind into a philosophical death spiral. His art and life crashed because he fixated on the wrong things… the sort of things that academics fixate on. He over-intellectualized, and he wasted time dreaming of an authentic life when he should have been living among and...
I am young and confused and obsessed with certain problems that I think right...– David Foster Wallace
resist the temptation to resist the temptation
“But now that government has largely withdrawn its “handouts,” now that the overwhelming majority of the poor are out there toiling in Wal-Mart or Wendy’s—well, what are we to think of them? Disapproval and condescension no longer apply, so what outlook makes sense? Guilt, you may be thinking warily. Isn’t that what we’re supposed to feel? But guilt doesn’t...
You might almost think that the whole [social... →
continuations: Maciej Ceglowski’s “The Social Graph is Neither” (10 points for great title alone) is a hilarious dissection of what’s wrong with explicitly declared relationships and even with the act of declaring relationships. It is also a blistering critique of Facebook… technical but totally lucid explanation of the fundamental divorces of faceplace & reality there’s something...