The Cryptopticon – practice saying it, it doesn’t take long: CRYPT-OPT-I-CON – is the shadow mechanism of measurement that facilitates the new systems of control affected by the Surveillance Marketing State… By giving a name to this invisible control mechanism we can bring it into focus, talk about it and confront it. Because when you name something, you have power over of it.Read more "Words of Power: CRYPTOPTICON"
Day 13, current mood: building a small army of aerial robot battle witches. #dronefeminism #cyborg #digitalwitchcraft #hægtessa #resist #resistTrump #weaponizedhedgewitches #meghantrainor A post shared by Meghan Trainor (@megghatron) on Feb 1, 2017 at 10:21am PST From Glasshouse by Charlie Stross: There are fractured shards of memory all over the lobby of my Cartesian theatre, […]Read more "robot battle witches"
Mining the works of Bruce Sterling and John Robb to craft a post industrial rescue mission from the theories of war and insurgency. Obvz.Read more "The Lawrence Doctrine and the Post Industrial Rescue Mission"
So I guess the End of History has now officially ended. — David Graeber (@davidgraeber) November 9, 2016 “The end of history is a political and philosophical concept that supposes that a particular political, economic, or social system may develop that would constitute the end-point of humanity’s sociocultural evolution and the final form of human […]Read more "what do you build at the end of the End of History?"
This is a re-release of my deep reading of the film Pacific Rim– originally published on the now defunct website, Grinding.be, October 22nd, 2013. It looks at the pro-Borg aspects of the Jaeger and how they relate to posthuman sexuality. It examines some metaphorical aspects of the Kaiju – as stand-ins for the State and other forces terribly terraforming the Earth.Read more "The Many Posthuman Aspects of Pacific Rim [Re-Released & Remastered from the Grinding.Be archives]"
Or how technological alienation, cultural stagnation and fucking robots will be the end of us all. On this planet. But might just see us reborn on the other side of the galaxy in five thousand years, give or take. WARNING: PARTS OF THIS PROBABLY AREN’T SAFE FOR WORK (the clue might be in the title). I MEAN, […]Read more "A Very Robosexual Human (De)Extinction Sync Log [NSFW ish]"
This is a re-release of my essay It’s Not A War, It’s A Rescue Mission – originally published on the now defunct website, Grinding.be, March 7th, 2011. Also available in this PDF version – (thanks lizbt!) And translated into Spanish, courtesy of @Rabbitz – No es una guerra, es una misión de rescate [PDF] – I’ve chosen to publish this […]Read more "IT’S NOT A WAR, IT’S A RESCUE MISSION! [re-released from the Grinding.be archives]"