18 4 / 2014

¿Es la ortografía una herramienta de control burgués, de las élites sobre las clases ‘bajas’, pobres e ‘ignorantes? ¿O será la ortografía más bien un tipo de convención para hacer el lenguaje escrito más fácil y prácico a la hora de comunicarnos a través del mismo?

26 3 / 2014

Politically (in)Correct Society.

24 3 / 2014

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The Disappearance of Sex:

Sex won’t exist in the future.

24 3 / 2014

7ymedio:

Por Horny Brain.

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No soy un espectador frecuente del post-porno,  ni creo que lo seré. Mi primera experiencia –y si alguien me convence puede que no sea la última– fue en una feria del libro anarquista, organizada hace unos meses. Mi curiosidad llegó a su tope al ver que uno de los eventos era la exposición de varios videos post-porno. Ya no iba sólo a revisar varios libros de bajo precio sobre anarquismo tradicional y luchas sociales en los barrios bajos de Bogotá. Por fin iba a encontrar material enfocado en los enfrentamientos sutiles y microscópicos por los que pasan la política, el sexo y el marco de las relaciones de género que este instaura. Iba a satisfacer una pulsión de dos caras: intelectual y sexual. El resultado estuvo algo lejano de mis expectativas.

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El soberano -el Estado, el patriarcado, el Estado patriarcal, el poder, etc- es lo que hace del porno una ‘institución’ machista. El ‘poder-mirar’ sin ser visto equivaldría, en otro nivel de lo político, al de matar sin cometer asesinato. La soberanía de la mirada recaería no en la forma de mirar ni en lo que se mira, sino, más bien, en ser el mirador mismo, no el sujeto destinado a ver desde dicha altura -‘nada está por encima del soberano pues este no es alto o muy alto, es la altura misma. El Estado, sería así, siempre y por naturaleza, un Estado -y un estado- voyeurista (The eye of the beholder).

21 3 / 2014

Archive Fever.

'A recording of a recording always loses something'.

07 3 / 2014

"For a great many people, in the past and in the present, it is hard to resist the thrill of war fever, the excitement of ‘seriousness,’ and the call of history—the romance of the iceberg even as it sinks the boat."

March 7th, 2014. 

Adam Gopnik on Crimea and the hysteria of history: http://nyr.kr/1f8dQsT (via newyorker)

Time Magazine Cover, 1993.

DEATH DRIVE.

(via newyorker)

28 2 / 2014

“Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.”

-John Berger

28 2 / 2014

You hear about it, every now and then. About rising rates of depression among 18-30 year olds. About how many people in my own generation are being medicated for depression. And they have a lot of theories.

But those theories are wrong. Because I know why we are so messed up.

We more than likely have a shared childhood trauma.

Because we were the first generation that would have had the opportunity to see the movie The Never Ending Story at an impressionable age.

In case you haven’t seen the movie, or for whatever reason have repressed this trauma, and don’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain. See, in the movie, the hero, Atreyu, starts off his journey to save a magical land along with his horse, Artax.

Atreyu and Artax are best friends.

And this is awesome, right? This kid has a horse and it is an awesome horse and the boy and his horse are going to save their entire world! LIFE IS GOOD!

Right, so. Spoiler alert:

THEN THEY KILL THE FUCKING HORSE.

And we are not talking “Horse dies noble death saving Atreyu.” No. NO. You know how the horse dies? YOU KNOW HOW THE HORSE DIES?

THE HORSE DIES BECAUSE IT GETS TOO SAD.

Seriously, Atreyu and Artax are traveling through The Swamps of Sadness and it’s all “The sadness can get to you!” But it’s just SADNESS, right? Yeah, being sad sucks, but it’s not like being sad is dangerous.

UNTIL YOUR HORSE GETS SO SAD THAT IT DIES.

I MEAN, YOUR HORSE JUST FUCKING STANDS THERE AND SINKS INTO THE SWAMP BECAUSE IT IS REALLY REALLY SAD.

THE HORSE. IS SAD. SAD HORSE. HORSE IS SADDED TO DEATH.

HERE IS THE SCENE RECREATED IN LEGO FORM FOR YOUR BENEFIT:

You’re a kid, you don’t believe anything bad can happen to that horse. This was before The Lion King and at least then there’s someone to blame for Mufasa’s death and, hey, your brother isn’t actually going to toss you off a cliff into a stampede and kill you.

But oh no! Never Ending Story teaches you that something you love is probably going to die, with no way to save it, because it was just too damn sad to keep going.

And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is why our generation is fucked up. BECAUSE WE WATCHED A HORSE DIE OF SADNESS.

YOU STUPID HORSE!

26 2 / 2014

Ghosts.

26 2 / 2014

Beauty, Art, and European concepts.

22 2 / 2014

PLEASE DON’T LIKE IT!

(Light Activists)

21 2 / 2014

Oprah discusses Racism ft Jane Elliot (1992).

2014: How far have we come?

We are not equal: Celebrate it!

*Against totalitarian equality.

15 2 / 2014

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story (or Stereotypes).

05 2 / 2014

Reading ‘reading’: about books, love, the love of reading & reading books about love.

05 2 / 2014

Does the job market scare you?

Is the job market a ghost?