Rebels
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Rebels

His Excellency Francisco da Costa Gomes, ComTE, GOA (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɾɐ̃ˈsiʃku dɐ ˈkɔʃtɐ ˈɡomɨʃ]; 30 June 1914, in Chaves – 31 July 2001, in Lisbon, Lapa) was a Portuguese military officer and politician, the 15th President of the Portuguese Republic (the second after the Carnation Revolution). [source: wikepedia and DuckDuckGo image search] For most of us in … Continue reading

Manual Override
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Manual Override

By Evan Calder Williams, thenewinquiry.com View Original March 21st, 2016 The history of sabotage is the history of capitalism unmaking itself And if linesmen make connections, can’t you make dis-connections? —Guy Bowman to telephone company workers, The Syndicalist, 1913 “In extending productivity measures to the person as a whole, whereby the self becomes a site of work … Continue reading

DADABOT. The role of algorithms in cultural production
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DADABOT. The role of algorithms in cultural production

[image] http://www.nicolasnova.net/pasta-and-vinegar/2015/10/7/new-book-dadabot Nicolas Nova sees dada in big data Published 19 January 2016 by Annick Rivoire Nicolas Nova observes our digital practices as did Claude Lévi-Strauss with his sad tropics. In “Dadabot”, a formidable essay on “creolization” in the digital age, he and Joël Vacheron give an overview of this “new human-machine relationship”. Interview. http://www.makery.info/en/2016/01/19/nicolas-nova-voit-du-dada-dans-la-data/?utm_content=buffer0de02&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer Essay … Continue reading

the stability of latent images
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the stability of latent images

[image] The stability of latent images, 2015 detail I stared into his eyes, so different without glasses from the huge round eyes of his earlier self. The eyes are narrow behind their contact lenses. Do I trust him? Dare I trust him? He seems a nice old man but he could well be the Hacker …” … Continue reading

an imperceptible transmission
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an imperceptible transmission

A few thoughts on the role that the image plays within our new knowledge economies and how its employment as a digital labourer is possibly being exploited. September 12, 2015 This essay was presented at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design – Auckland, New Zealand. Additional research and notes here. PDF version of talk notes/outline here: ⇒ talk map //  India’s new prime … Continue reading