The city is a factory and we are paranoid machines; subject pre/post, producer of the product that is ourselves, a scattered weave of electronic and experiential commodities. Who needs to believe in advertising when they can believe in themselves, photographed before the latest microbrew … More ANXIETY 1962 – 1963: A Fever Dream Through Digital Capitalism
We have far right ideologies, with material roots in Europe, digitally disseminated through an incoherent and disparate collective of hypermediated young white men, who have no living memory of men as they’ve been told how men should be, but merely a hyperreal ideal … More All that is situated melts into the air.
VR is the latest representational technology inscribed with the myth of integral reality — total immersion into another world … More “Hentai!” Technofetishisms, Cyborg Desires and the Virtualised Body of Woman
In The Society of the Spectacle, Debord explores the explosion of mass communication technologies to argue that alienation has entered a second stage of development. Where the first is objects standing in for humans, the second is images standing in for both … More Miscellaneous Notes
Walking into the OUSA foyer, I am greeted with a sign stating “YOU’RE HOT PROPERTY!”, an advertisement for student job search. Later that night, I walk past a billboard for the University of Otago, with the words “REDEFINE YOUR FUTURE” plastered across … More Hyper Surfing Neoliberal Reality: The Studenthood unto Death
Lost in the circuit of digital connections, my head swims vacant, adrift in a web too vast to comprehend. Utopia has always been a hermeneutic horizon for me, not in the sense of somehow being met, but rather, as an ever elusive … More Disassembling Bodies in the Hyperreal Imaginary: Towards a Solidarity of Impotency
[[More real than the real, that is how the real is abolished]] de facto slogan to the virtual economy \ Reality has collapsed through its own fiction || rummaging through boxes // a DVD from the 2001’s states [[the future of gaming is here]] opening with ten minutes of nauseating zooms on women’s asses \ … More Cyberspace in the Age of Libidinal Banality