September 29, 2014
"If we’re not going to accept the annihilation of humanity, which, to me, seems to be on capitalism’s agenda as a real possibility, then the only alternative is to think that our movements are the birth of another world. We have to keep building cracks and finding ways of recognizing them, strengthening them, expanding them, connecting them; seeking the confluence or, preferably, the commoning of the cracks."

John Holloway, Sept. 2014

September 29, 2014
"Algorithms are constructed by people, and they reflect the interests, biases, and flaws of their makers…We have a right and an obligation to understand how we, and our information, are being manipulated."

Algorhythms

September 29, 2014

(Source: movieposteroftheday, via spiritandteeth)

September 29, 2014
"I’m not sure this is ‘the life’ I want to imagine. I worry about any life that can so readily be ‘imagined’. Where is the space for fantasy, for play, for the unexpected, for the surprising?"

On Quitting | The New Inquiry

pretty much all of this

September 29, 2014

September 26, 2014
Kori Newkirk, "Channel 11" (1999)
"Newkirk activates resistance through humor, gesture, encoding, and other sly or oblique ways of communicating."

Kori Newkirk, "Channel 11" (1999)

"Newkirk activates resistance through humor, gesture, encoding, and other sly or oblique ways of communicating."

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Filed under: art kori newkirk 
September 26, 2014
Sonny Assu, "Home Coming" (2014)

The title “Interventions On The Imaginary” is a clear reference to Marcia Crosby’s essay, “The Construction of the Imaginary Indian”, and situates itself within the realm of remix culture—as digital interventions onto works that contain the colonial gaze.
These interventions participate in the growing discourse of decolonization, acting as “tags” to challenging the colonial fantasy of terra nullius and confronting the dominant colonial culture’s continued portrayal of Indigenous peoples as a vanishing race.
With the insertion of ovoids, s-shapes and u-shapes into the images, both the landscape paintings and the Northwest Coast design elements are changed. The landscapes become marked by the spectre of Native presence and the NWC design elements, traditionally two-dimensional in appearance, acquire the illusion of depth through association with Western principles of perspective. I see these bold interruptions of the landscapes as acts of resistance towards the colonial subjugation of the First People.
Go to the gallery. (On Flickr)
Follow Decolonialgram on Instagram.

Sonny Assu, "Home Coming" (2014)

The title “Interventions On The Imaginary” is a clear reference to Marcia Crosby’s essay, “The Construction of the Imaginary Indian”, and situates itself within the realm of remix culture—as digital interventions onto works that contain the colonial gaze.

These interventions participate in the growing discourse of decolonization, acting as “tags” to challenging the colonial fantasy of terra nullius and confronting the dominant colonial culture’s continued portrayal of Indigenous peoples as a vanishing race.

With the insertion of ovoids, s-shapes and u-shapes into the images, both the landscape paintings and the Northwest Coast design elements are changed. The landscapes become marked by the spectre of Native presence and the NWC design elements, traditionally two-dimensional in appearance, acquire the illusion of depth through association with Western principles of perspective. I see these bold interruptions of the landscapes as acts of resistance towards the colonial subjugation of the First People.

Go to the gallery. (On Flickr)

Follow Decolonialgram on Instagram.

September 24, 2014
"The point of “being unique” has broadened; it is a consumer pleasure as well as a pseudo-accomplishment of self-actualization. So all at once, “uniqueness” (1) motivates content production for social-media platforms, (2) excuses intensified surveillance, and (3) allows filter bubbles to be imposed as a kind of flattery (which ultimately isolates us and prevents self-knowledge, of knowledge of our social relations). Uniqueness is as much a mechanism of control as an apparent expression of our distinctiveness. No wonder it’s been automated."

Preemptive personalization – The New Inquiry (via towerofsleep)

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September 24, 2014

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September 23, 2014
"There where bare life was, the form-of-life should come to be."

— Tiqqun, Introduction to Civil War  (via spiritandteeth)