Notes for "What Happened to Sharing Is Caring" (6): The Inverse Turing Test Tarpit, and Other Tales of Social Media Madness


Notes for "What Happened to Sharing Is Caring"(5): What Is the Worst Thing That Can Happen?


Notes for "What Happened to Sharing Is Caring" (4): What's To Be Done?


Notes for "What Happened to Sharing Is Caring" (3): Delete Facebook in the Netherlands


Fwd: Re: Rude Awakening: Memes as Dialectical Images by Geert Lovink & Marc Tuters

It seems weirdly regressive that anyone would need to justify applying 'high' theory to 'low' culture at this point. Those arguments were made — and won – decades ago: they've become the premise of entire schools, disciplines, and even large-scale funding initiatives. When I see them now, it's mostly in the openings of PhDs, where hierarchical conflict is explicit — and has little to do with substance. So what's the blockage in this context? Is it that you're both upping the ante (with quasi-theological arguments with almost apocalyptic implications) and lowering it ante (with an abysmally amorphous object)? Or is this a warmup for some biggish-data project that'll need funding? I don't get it.  Read more…


Notes for "What Happened to Sharing Is Caring" (2): Red Pill vs. Cheese Pizza


Notes for "What Happened to Sharing Is Caring" (1): In the Eye of the Shitstorm



Im SPIEGEL gibt es gerade eine lange Werbestrecke für den "Star der 'Identitären Bewegung'", eine Männerphantasie vom "Postergirl der neuen Rechten", mit schicken Schwarzweissfotos von neo-noir bis nouvelle nazi-vague.  Read more…


There Will Be No Midterm Elections

What makes the current situation so disastrous is not just the disaster itself, but the neverending parade of disasters that obscure it.  Read more…


1. Mai: Tag der Polizei

Nach 30 Jahren Revolution am 1. Mai steht im kommenden Jahr gleich das nächste Jubiläum bevor: 15 Jahre MyFest. Da wird es viel zu feiern geben, denn von den zahlreichen Aufstandsbekämpfungsmaßnahmen, die seit den 80er Jahren im Stadtlabor Kreuzberg getestet worden sind, bleibt das MyFest die erfolgreichste, weil perfideste.  Read more…