america’s new kaffirs: insecure white folks

For whom is “Kaffir” a dirty word? As explained in THE STATE’s Global Art Forum talk (watch here: select DUBAI / Stage Day 2 / play from 2:03:36) a proud Kaffir identity was donned by many people at the fringes

america’s new kaffirs: insecure white folks

For whom is “Kaffir” a dirty word? As explained in THE STATE’s Global Art Forum talk (watch here: select DUBAI / Stage Day 2 / play from 2:03:36) a proud Kaffir identity was donned by many people at the fringes

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human/bot poetry

There is a website, botpoet.com, that presents you with a poem and allows you to guess whether it was written by a bot or a person. By bot, we mean an algorithm, lining up words and phrases according to a

human/bot poetry

There is a website, botpoet.com, that presents you with a poem and allows you to guess whether it was written by a bot or a person. By bot, we mean an algorithm, lining up words and phrases according to a

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limits of free culture

Petroglyph from Val Camonica, Italy I don’t take pictures of particular petroglyphs. And yet, I consider myself an avid supporter of Creative Commons, and the notions that items of culture should be free to use and re-use. I don’t see

limits of free culture

Petroglyph from Val Camonica, Italy I don’t take pictures of particular petroglyphs. And yet, I consider myself an avid supporter of Creative Commons, and the notions that items of culture should be free to use and re-use. I don’t see

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how not to be white on the internet

The capacity of humans to express themselves through networked mediums is surely not infinite, and yet it is so large that we are only beginning to discover its bounds. But that doesn’t mean that we are suddenly much better at

how not to be white on the internet

The capacity of humans to express themselves through networked mediums is surely not infinite, and yet it is so large that we are only beginning to discover its bounds. But that doesn’t mean that we are suddenly much better at

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track marks

The train leaves on time. At first you are zipping along, passing freeways and crossing rivers as if the infrastructure was transparent. As if you, a ghost of transportation, were simply passing through the world as easily as one scrolls

track marks

The train leaves on time. At first you are zipping along, passing freeways and crossing rivers as if the infrastructure was transparent. As if you, a ghost of transportation, were simply passing through the world as easily as one scrolls

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snow

A few weeks ago, America welcomed a snowstorm for the ages. The windows at home froze on the inside, insulating my apartment, sealing it from the elements. Since I’m used to having sporadic or inconsistent heating in winter, it was

snow

A few weeks ago, America welcomed a snowstorm for the ages. The windows at home froze on the inside, insulating my apartment, sealing it from the elements. Since I’m used to having sporadic or inconsistent heating in winter, it was

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can the subaltern smell: the olfactory other

This diagram maps insights gleaned from prodding the varied global and ‘globalised’ nostril-mind continuum. It conducts an exploratory survey of citizens from Indonesia, India, South Africa and the USA, all living in their countries of citizenship: what scents they associate

can the subaltern smell: the olfactory other

This diagram maps insights gleaned from prodding the varied global and ‘globalised’ nostril-mind continuum. It conducts an exploratory survey of citizens from Indonesia, India, South Africa and the USA, all living in their countries of citizenship: what scents they associate

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