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SENSELESS DRAWING BOT. 53 o's. The revolving internet, constant dullaart 2010. Www.dontclick.it. Lose/lose. Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences.

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Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. 4: On Critique by Brian Massumi. I wanted to follow up on the discussion thread about the organization of the event.

4: On Critique by Brian Massumi

As a co-instigator of the series of events and a member of the organizing committee, I bear a large share of the responsibility for the “noncritical” approach. In view of this, I thought I might explain some of the background to the adoption of that approach, as I have understood it. For me, there were three principal starting points. The first was the distinction that Deleuze makes between criticism and critique. Widespread Hijacking of Search Traffic in the United States. By ICSI researchers Christian Kreibich, Nicholas Weaver and Vern Paxson, with Peter Eckersley.

Widespread Hijacking of Search Traffic in the United States

UPDATE, 8/25/11: There are a couple of revisions to this post which are marked inline below, and explained further here. Earlier this year, two research papers reported the observation of strange phenomena in the Domain Name System (DNS) at several US ISPs. On these ISPs' networks, some or all traffic to major search engines, including Bing, Yahoo! The Dangerous Politics of Internet Humor in China. Untitled. 4: Transversal Fields of Experience. Hacking With Pictures. In 2008, Australian show A Current Affair broadcast an episode that included a brief hypnotherapy session.

Hacking With Pictures

The segment was called Think Slim and the idea was that it would help viewers lose weight. This was found to be in breach of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice which specifically forbids broadcasting shows “designed to induce a hypnotic state in viewers”. Drone Ethnography. Trevor Paglan, The Other Night Sky Suppose you wanted to build your own drone—well, hold on a minute—why do you want to build your own drone?

Drone Ethnography

What do you mean, “why?” Paul Chan, The Unthinkable Community / Journal. Paul Chan In Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, two men wait by the side of a country road for a man who never comes.

Paul Chan, The Unthinkable Community / Journal

If done right, that is to say, if done with humor, fortitude, and a whiff of desperation, the play is as contemporary, funny, precise, courageous, and unknowable as I imagine it was back in 1952, when the play premiered in Paris. When I worked with others to stage Godot in New Orleans in 2007, we took many liberties to make it work at that place, for that moment in time. We set the entire play in the middle of a street intersection for one set of performances, and then in front of an abandoned house for another.

The actors let the musical cadence of New Orleanian speech seep into the dialogue. Network Maps, Energy Diagrams « Continental Drift. Structure and Agency in the Global System Untitled (choreographic sketch by by Trisha Brown, 1980) The Internet is the vector of a new geography – not only because it conjures up virtual realities, but because it shapes our lives in society, and shifts our perceptions along with the ground beneath our feet.

Network Maps, Energy Diagrams « Continental Drift

Networks have become the dominant structures of cultural, economic and military power. Yet that power remains largely invisible. How can the networked society be represented? Artbase: Browse by Archived. Home. Paul Gilroy speaks on the riots, August 2011, Tottenham, North London. [Winston Silcott in his introduction, remarked that if London had a better welfare state like Sweden, the riots may not have occurred] Gilroy: I don't want us to get too romantic about Scandinavia...

Paul Gilroy speaks on the riots, August 2011, Tottenham, North London

[applause]. The last time I was in Malmö there was a laser sniper shooting at people of colour in the streets. I want to say a few things in solidarity with the people who have suffered, the families including the family of Mark Duggan who have lost so much. Welcome to Seppukoo / Assisting your virtual suicide. Web 2.0 Suicide Machine - Meet your Real Neighbours again! - Sign out forever!

TRANSFORMATIONS Journal of Media & Culture. Issue No. 20 2011 — Slow Media Digital Suicide and the Biopolitics of Leaving Facebook By Tero Karppi “Everyone now wants to know how to remove themselves from social networks.

TRANSFORMATIONS Journal of Media & Culture

It has become absolutely clear that our relationships to others are mere points in the aggregation of marketing data.