‘Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones’ — Netflix

Much has already been said, and much will continue to surface on our media feeds in the future about Dave Chappelle’s “Sticks & Stones” Netflix special. What has been said ranges from admiration and surprise to shock and outrage. …

The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan was an impostor. J.L. Borges describes him as a masked avenger of unbearable beauty, but in actual fact the man whose name was Hakim, born in the land of Turkestan, a desert man, of voice so sweet for it contrasted with the gruesome mask, who…

“That’s not me making that noise, it’s the mask!”

Candace Payne, the Chewbacca Mom

1. The arrival of Virtual Reality as a mainstream storytelling medium raised all kinds of questions. Most of them were and continue to be asked about the internet in general, and about games and interactive fiction…

O pugilista habita a cultura popular como nenhum outro, sua é a capacidade de mover as emoções com a simplicidade e a coragem da luta. Há um heroísmo estranho e sedutor no confronto, uma catarse individual e colectiva que é invocada, quase encenada, entre o toque da campainha e o fim de um round.

Um desporto, uma arte e um jogo, o Boxe surge na imaginação colectiva envolto em lendas de proporções quase míticas, numa tradição mundial em que se misturam de forma singular as personalidades de quem sobe ao ringue e a admiração de quem vibra com o combate.

É um ritual diário, este hábito superior da disciplina e do combate.

Aguarda-nos a escolha entre a vida no espaço, a sobrevivência num planeta mutante, relatórios de estatísticas intímas, consultórios de pesquisas últimas, desastres pestilentos, dilemas morais, o controlo do futuro e a pesada e sincera luz do dia. A previsão é atroz.

1. Atraso

No primeiro momento, Nils Aall Barricelli chegou…

micronetworks.org

#micronetworks is a public conversation about the future of networked communication.

The emergence and evolution of distributed, blockchain-based global communication protocols raises important questions about how cultural producers can participate and thrive in digital systems.
Early 21st century communication platforms like Google and Facebook have stabilized their business models around the…

micronetworks.org

#micronetworks is a public conversation about the future of networked communication.

The emergence and evolution of distributed, blockchain-based global communication protocols raises important questions about how cultural producers can participate and thrive in digital systems.
Early 21st century communication platforms like Google and Facebook have stabilized their business models around the…

After the network, on top of it, are digital platforms. They are vertical arrangements, interconnected and global, at war and in collaboration with each other. They embody the governing logic and the technical infrastructure of the emerging geopolitical disorder. …

Yuri Lopes Pereira

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