Words of Power: CRYPTOPTICON

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.

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robot battle witches

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, […]

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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 […]

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on the native culture of self-aware science-fictional citizens, with Bruce Sterling

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 […]

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