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"
this article on the death of Google's modular smartphone is wild, but this passage in particular is fucking NUTS https://t.co/vj587JaN2O pic.twitter.com/SM6VT5GQlZ — Nick Robinson (@Babylonian) January 13, 2017 The Caryatids by Bruce Sterling: Karen sniffed the scented gift card and ripped into the wrappings. She removed a crystal ball. The crystal ball held a little […]Read more "proto thanatospheres that almost were"
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?"
A solid hour talking with Vinay Gupta [@leashless] about his work on the infrastructure and thinking to avoid mass deaths from the ongoing effects of climate chaos.Read more "new Transmission: from the Hexayurt to Ethereum and BEYOND with Vinay Gupta"
The following essay was originally serialised on The State from May 20, 2013. genesis and forking timelines It’s the early 90s. In the form of an Australian teenager finishing high school, with a head full of Heinlein, I tried to join the Army. That future never eventuated—in this timeline, anyway. I entered university still full of […]Read more "ANARCHIST FUTURISM & THE LIE OF HISTORY [From the Archives of TheState]"
Think atemporally and act in the moment. Write the manifestos, but write them with an expiration date. So you’re a self-aware science-fictional citizen in a post-cyberpunk, post-Snowden, hypermediated, ecologically collapsing world. Everybody says nobody reads, but it’s a meme and it got 100000 Likes on Facebook, and a subreddit dedicated to it, and is the subject of […]Read more "on the native culture of self-aware science-fictional citizens, with Bruce Sterling"