Generation Like

This brilliant report about the impact of social media on the current generation forces me to rethink my purpose and my goals. What kind of content do I want to produce? What is actually important to me and how do I reach a common ground between my interesst and my audience?

Fast forward to about 15 minutes to watch the part about youtubers. Remember, it’s not about the numbers (of likes), it’s about the culture. The more we understand how contemporary culture works, the better we can participate and make something of significance.

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Chaos Cinema

Chaos Cinema is the new style used mostly in Action / Bluckbuster films since the beginning of the 21th century. The attempts to compare it to the achievements of early film don’t work. The new superior artform during the industrial and post industrial era was able to adress the modern mind. Chaos cinema supposedly succeedes in being a new style for a new age, giving the overloaded brains of the video-gaming, post-Mtv-generation, what it wants, by communicating the experiences in the multimedia chaos-sphere. What we’ve seen up to this point is an attempt to fake it by sensory overload. It does not deliver the same experience as Pop-Art, abstract Video-Art, Videogames etc…yet!

Source: Chaos Cinema Part 1+2

To be fair, the techniques of chaos cinema can be used intelligently and with a sense of purpose. Case in point: Kathryn Bigelow‘s The Hurt Locker.



Source: CHAOS CINEMA, PART 3; Matthias Stork addresses his critics


Feminism and quantum physics in “New Materialism”

Iris van der Tuin interviews Karen Barad:

How then is quantum physics helping you in articulating your feminism?

…it is called a two-slit apparatus. When you take a bunch of balls and shoot them randomly at two slits…you get something called a “scatter pattern.”

…It is amazing that you can now show that Bohr is right and not Einstein.

In an important sense, the“past” is open to change…but changing the past is never without costs, or responsibility.

…a sample of what I have learned from engaging with quantum physics that helps me further my understanding of feminist issues and practices.

I met Iris when she held a presentation about her new book “New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies Rick Dolphijn & Iris van der Tuin“. She really expanded my horizon and we engaged in an intriguing discussion on a new approach to philosophy and science.


Gilles Deleuze on intellectuals

“Whenever I meet an intellectual I’m horrified!” “…I don’t like intellectuals!”

“All I’m ever learning, I learn for one specific Task, and upon its completion I forget everything…with few exceptions I keep close to my heart, like Spinoza.”

Gilles Deleuze on writing…

“Writing is not a private matter, only assholes do that…the scum of literary mediocrity.”

“The author is a wizard, because he sees the animal as the sole audience to which he is accountable.”