Heartiste (via Jim):
Stick a fork in the West, she’s done.
Off topic, but what do you make of this Nick? This is the kind of shit I put up with at school, pretty much every day.
Scharlach Reply:May 8th, 2013 at 12:16 am
@ J Ont
Luddites gonna Luddite. Just learn to mock, shake your head at, or ignore their bizarre hang-ups.
RXRP Reply:May 8th, 2013 at 1:36 pm
The point is that they do look ridiculous at this point. Design something better…
Scharlach Reply:May 8th, 2013 at 2:45 pm
Yes, they are a bit ridiculous looking. I’ll probably wait for a second or third iteration, but then, I don’t have the funds to be an early adopter at this time in my life.
The larger point? Here is the first step in a new direction for personal computing with thousands of possible applications once it’s perfected. Yet all these lowly Cathedral monks and nuns can do is tsk-tsk about patriarchy and the unbearable whiteness of the early adopters.
Seriously skewed priorities. God help us if this worldview ever infiltrates the world of science and technology (it has already infiltrated symbolically, but as Donglegate proved, no one actually believes it). Can you imagine if r/d decisions had to be vetted and controlled by “authentic” cultures?
j. ont. Reply:May 8th, 2013 at 1:54 pm
Luddites are one thing – I’ve had my moments, and frankly the things do look a little silly at this point. But it’s the infernal pact, between the luddites and the man-haters that really gets me going.
Thales Reply:May 8th, 2013 at 3:02 pm
Every time I see something like that, I always think of that scene in one of the “Airplane” movies with the TV chat-show feminist invterviewee going on about how much better the world would be if it were run by “vegintarian women instead of flesh-eating men” and the girl in the corner of the screen translating it all into American Sign Language who starts making what can only politely be described as the international gesture for masturbation.
admin Reply:May 8th, 2013 at 11:46 am
Jeremy Bailey, new media artist
“From my perspective, I definitely satirize these people because they represent to me this ignorant elite. I trace my own roots back to the dawn of computer art in the 1980s as the first art form to be ignorant of context and not self-aware…”
Yeah, once this technology becomes ubiquitous among black teenage girls, it’ll finally be “authentic” and thus beyond reproach — it’ll be like trying to undo iPhones. “Ignorant of context”, indeed! Dr. Jeremy Bailey, heal thyself.
Nick B. Steves Reply:May 7th, 2013 at 11:51 pm
This is authentic computer art. A bit derivative perhaps, but definitely computery… and authenticky…
Thales Reply:May 8th, 2013 at 12:54 am
Oh man, that would make the Critical Theorists heads explode (not that that’s a bad thing…).
The irony is that art derivative of pop culture is derivative of consumerism and thus psychologically narcissism. Yet, you will find no worldview more narcissistic than the Left’s. It’s projection and self-loathing.
“What drives women to cruise Web sites such as PrisonPenPals.com, WriteaPrisoner.com, ConvictMailbag.com, and Meet-an-Inmate.com.” – Wow it’s a growth market.
“Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez, who killed 13 in a 1985 reign of terror that included rape, torture and the gouging out of eyes, still receives bags full of mail 21 years after entering San Quentin’s death row — and 13 years after marrying someone who wrote him 75 letters. A friend of mine who works with the prison system says she watched Ramirez being “mobbed” with applications from women wanting to visit him. Wife-killer Scott Peterson got a marriage proposal during his first hour on death row.” – Nothing new in this phenomena. The variety of pschological explanations does suggest to me that his is a deeply embedded cultural decay of some sort.
“Can you imagine if r/d decisions had to be vetted and controlled by ‘authentic’ cultures?” — unfortunately, yes.
On the incarceration theme:
You can practically hear the Cathedral WILLING that final soundbite…
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