Category Archives: Politics

In Defense of Gamers

Jacobin just posted a very interesting (and potentially quite controversial) article, “In Defense of Gamers,” by Peter Frase. An excerpt: “Gaming doesn’t have a problem; capitalism has a problem. Rather than seeing them simply as immoral assholes or deluded consumerists, … Continue reading

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Jodi’s Net.Art

Just thought I’d give a little taste of Net.Art from Jodi. This is found at http://wwwwww.jodi.org/day66/exe.html.

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Ello, an Alternative to Facebook

The New Yorker just published a piece by Vauhini Vara on the new social network, Ello, titled, “Ello’s Anti-Facebook Movement.” Here’s an excerpt from the article that provides a pretty quick rundown (that sounds very anti-Circle as well): “[Ello] published, on the … Continue reading

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A Generic College Paper and More Soundtracks for Protocol (i.e., Digital Anthems for Control Societies)

So, I know in class I am constantly referring to “form.” I wonder what y’all think of the following w/r/t[1] form. It is excerpted from Jon Wu’s “A Generic College Paper,” published at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.[2] Since the beginning of time, … Continue reading

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Political Transparency

If you’ve ever watched C-span, you might have noticed that before a representative has the floor the camera pans to show how many people are actually in the room. This technique is something insiders lovingly refer to as Gingriching because … Continue reading

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