Here’s a good article from Truthdig about the capitalization of algorithms. Be afraid, be very afraid.
Microsoft’s “Potential” recruiting video is wonderful because it so transparently celebrates a world where corporate profit goes hand in hand with digital technology, which goes hand in hand with capitalist globalization, which goes hand in hand with the colonization of our own futures by some super-intense neoliberal metaphor of code. One might ask, does this code ever rest? Does it have fun, go to a soccer match, or drink a glass of wine? Or is its only function to work/use Microsoft products? The code inside us seems like the kind of code who stays late at the office to the detriment of friendship, partnership, or possibly a child’s birthday.–John Cheney-Lippold
The slaughter of gays in Chechnya is terrifying and picking up pace.
The slaughter of Putin’s critics is terrifying and picking up pace.
Here’s a good background article on the birth of Israel. It’s good context to have as we consider yet another Middle East war.
Perhaps Pence won’t survive the Russiagate fallout.