On the nature of synchronicity blogging and why we should seek to be Secret Gnostics of the FuturePresent laying down comm lines between our not-so-metaphorical apocalypse bunkers.Read more "(META) SYNC LOG: CARGO CULTS OF THE FUTURE"
Peyman said lots of things. That’s what he did: put ideas out, put them in circulation. He did this via publications, websites, talks at conferences; via the quasi-governmental think tanks he was constantly invited to head up, or the interviews he’d give in the trade press. His ideas took the form of aphorisms: Location is […]Read more "Peymanic paradigms"
WARNING: Do not read if you haven’t read Zero History and intend to (here be a giant spoiler). Also requires knowledge of not just the Bigend trilogy, but also the TV shows Mad Men and Sons of Anarchy. Kevin and I came up with a counterpoint to Bigend-Draperism the other day. It is Pollard-Tellerism. Cayce […]Read more "Bigend-Draperism vs Pollard-Tellerism"
Pattern Recognition – Chapter 29: Protocol His shoes are black four-eyelet DMs, the ur-Martens of the first decade of punk, long since de-recontextualized into the inexpensive everyman’s footwear they’d been designed to be. Dr. Martens: The postmen, factory workers and transport unions who had initially bought the boot by the thousand, were joined by rejects, […]Read more "Dr. Martens"
Between the recent minor internet war, as Joel Johnson tried to compare geeks and hipsters, and miss lizbt’s comments to me on the weekend, I’ve spent the last few days with a minor identity-crisis. Am I a geek, a hipster, something in between, or just me? And, of course (since it’s constantly on my mind, clearly), the […]Read more "Hipsters, techno-hipsters, being hip and Gibson’s characters"
There is a new cult on the Internet. The cult of Bigend-Draperism. Led by the constantly moving Ben Hammersley, it attempts to synthesize the philosophies of those fictional creatures (Donald Draper and Hubertus Bigend), standing at opposite ends of this period of History we find ourselves in, into a Guide to Living. Sometimes just a […]Read more "The Bigend-Draperist Playlist"
Attention Conversation Notice: SPOILERS! Big giant ones. Also, not a review – though it may contain traces of one. The author reserves the right to wax lyrical, reminisce, draw inappropriate comparisons between his own life and that of Gibson’s protagonists and slowly wander back to the subject at hand. Highly dependant on the reader having […]Read more "Reflections on Zero History"