Have you heard the latest?? Check! It!! Out!!!
Here’s some fleeting entertainment for your bored brain! NEW!! user-generated content scrolling past your screen on some corporate social media platform for promoting disembodied personas online. YOU: one big surfing eye, unable to dive…
Somewhere between social media and social distancing we have started to lose track of what it means to be social. Socializing in the physical world has become more rarefied but also (seemingly) more tedious, repetitive even, compared to the diffused celebrity show ceaselessly broadcast by individual identity bubbles online. Here the automatic satisfaction of desires means outsourcing everything to algorithms where nothing is left to imagine.
Welcome to the performance society! a reality show of participatory surveillance!! In this comfortably numb state of constant distraction and self-control we look at our own image and lament we can’t be more in love with ourselves…
DO YOU WANT MORE than a flat reflection of your #fears #whims and #ambitions ?? Then keep following and liking. We’re almost there…
In the cracks of hegemony people are in fact finding each other; recovering subjugated knowledge, rethinking time, reappropriating space, hacking technologies, pushing back against discipline and control. Our identities are complex bundles of characteristics that undergo continuous mutations. The memory of who we are is built upon a process of forgetting, selection, and narrative – not on the total recall of a fixed profile. Identities can be managed, multiplied, altered, re-created, upgraded and trance-formed. What makes the difference is what is actually commonly shared by exploring the unknown together and expecting the unexpected, in yourself and others.
Experiment. Make mistakes. Learn without instruction or coercion. Practice silence, nuance, listening, exploration, and the subtleties of tone and body language…
Dance beyond dawn and dusk, beyond night and day… Beyond identity and social norms and all binaries…
The party is out there, out there!
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