Quote from: Cramulus on May 07, 2018, 03:42:06 PM
Hey cousin LHX! Long time no see. You should know that even all this time later, your piece Toxicity still rings some bells with me--anything could be toxic in the right amount! Story of my life :P
Anyway -- yeah, it's funny to see some of our old ideas unfolding apart from us. I was reflecting on the Adam Weishaupt Society the other day.. we were playing at making fake news for the sake of fake news. We saw how easy it was, you just have to base articles on the principle of attention instead of information. Years later, that seems not so much like just a fun game, but something fundamentally wrong with the media engine, and it would be uncouth to accelerate it further.
yoooooooo what up Cramulus!!!
great to see your keystrokes
Quote from: LMNO on May 08, 2018, 02:26:50 PM
Maybe I give us too much credit, but I feel like we were prepping for it, and now we're somewhat inoculated to the bullshit media absurdity being thrown around.
yes - i agree - almost reminds me a bit of that movie with Rowdy Roddy Piper when he started seeing shit that other people didnt see -
thinking about this more, i reckon a big reason for the prevalence of this being visible now has entirely to do with the Internet and the phenomenon of just being inundated with information -
the elusive relationship between 'language' and 'things that actually happen' is a surprisingly large sandbox to play in / get lost in -
seems to be the sandbox that drove Wittgenstein crazy ("if there is no elephant in the room, then what elephant am i talking about?!")
same sandbox that Derrida seems to have tried to coax people into to drive them crazy (and seems to have built his entire career off of)
its hard to see 'news' as anything other than some sort of variety show featuring people reporting things that may or may not have happened in a serious tone of voice