HTRK - Poison (Mika Vainio Remix). Seriously wow.
The blogger K-Punk and author of ‘Capitalist Realism’ unravels the recent work by James Leyland Kirby (V/VM, The Caretaker), the latest in a fascinating career.
Mark Fisher on point as always. And the comparison with Raime is bang on.
How generation #yolo’s culture of logo (mis) appropriation is the ultimate critique of capital
Yo Logo detournement? Or developing world culture spilling over into the developed world.
James Bridle: Naked Lunch keynote at Media Evolution 2013
Invisible technology, coded space, seeing through satellites, cricket and the Syrian conflict on Youtube.
"Systems literacy is the literacy of the 21st century"
"Snowden told the truth to the public — but then again, so did Solzhenitsyn, and even Al Gore lets on sometimes. The truth doesn’t do the trick for anybody, the truth is just a complicating factor. The present geopolitical situation is absolutely cluttered with amazing lies that didn’t work out for their owners.
The Iraqi weapons of mass destruction never existed. Climate change does exist, and could drown Wall Street any day now. The abject state of global finance is obvious, yet it makes no difference to the ongoing depredations. Drones are stark assassination machines, and they don’t stay classified. Anyone could go on.
And, yeah, by the way, Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Google et al, they are all the blood brothers of Huawei in China — because they are intelligence assets posing as commercial operations. They are surveillance marketers. They give you free stuff in order to spy on you and pass that info along the value chain. Personal computers can have users, but social media has livestock.”
The Ecuadorian Library
or, The Blast Shack After Three Years
By Bruce Sterling on https://medium.com/geek-empire-1/a1ebd2b4a0e5
"One of the keys to achieving happiness is to live appreciating what one has, rather than wanting more. It is important that we not be totally focused on wanting something that we don’t have – that makes for unhappy people. So it’s not at all healthy for children to be bombarded with stories on the box that make them feel that they have to have this particular brand of clothing or this particular toy or train or whatever it is, as if they can’t be a decent human being without it."
Lord Richard Lanyard
Martin in fine fettle as always: http://martinweigel.org/2013/08/03/good-fucking-planning/
“My argument is that we live in a non-progressive world where increasingly we have a culture of management, not just in politics, but everywhere. Modern culture is very much part of this progress. What it’s saying is: ‘stay in the past and listen to the music of the past’.”
“I know everyone loves Savages but if you listen to Savages, they are archeologists! They are like those people in pith helmets who used to dig up the bones of Tutankhamun.
“Savages have gone back to the early 1980s and unearthed a concert of Siouxsie Sioux or The Slits and literally replicated it note for note, tone for tone, emotion for emotion. It’s like some strange curatorial adventure. They’re not new. It’s good to go back into the past and take something and reinterpret it and use it to push into the future but they’re not doing that – they’re like robots.”
"The rules of business urgently need to be changed, so corporations compete on the basis of innovation, resource conservation and satisfaction of multiple stakeholder demands, rather than on the basis of who is most effective in influencing government regulation, avoiding taxes and obtaining subsidies for harmful activities to maximise the return for shareholders."