Google Maps: Drifting Through Post-Humanism and Away From Psychogeography? | Prerna Anilkumar

Prerna Anilkumar If you are reading this on a screen you are already a cyborg. You are already a Post-human. (Take a minute and absorb that in.) . . . . . Who is a Post-human? Any possible being whose basic capacities radically exceed those of average humans.  This in turn unambiguously distances that being from the category of a ‘human’. There have been multiple … Continue reading Google Maps: Drifting Through Post-Humanism and Away From Psychogeography? | Prerna Anilkumar

Why Nietzsche is not Responsible for Trump | Emmanuel Alloa

However, maybe a more precise description, rather than post-truth, would be that of ‘alternative truth’. Since the point is not so much to get rid of the claim of truth altogether, but rather to reshape the possibilities of accounting for it and give it the place it deserves. Continue reading Why Nietzsche is not Responsible for Trump | Emmanuel Alloa

On the Social Media Ideology | Geert Lovink

The slogan “You are what you share” (Charles Leadbeater) expresses the transformation of the autonomous unit of the self into an outgoing entity that is constantly reproducing its social capital through the transmission of value (data) to others. Let’s face it: we refuse to perceive ourselves as “slaves of the machine.” Continue reading On the Social Media Ideology | Geert Lovink

Who’s Afraid Of The Post-factual | Emmanuel Alloa

At large, conspiracy theories are making a great comeback, with the rise of creationism, vaccine hostility or climate denial, and what is significant, is that this time, they wield the banner of emancipation from imposed narratives. No one has ever invoked as often the need for pluralism as the advocates of “alternative truth;” no one has ever called more vociferously for democratic freedom of speech than xenophobic isolationists. Continue reading Who’s Afraid Of The Post-factual | Emmanuel Alloa

Hindu Liberal or Conservative? Heartless or Brainless? | Sujoy Sur

An oversimplified  history of India is laid down, along with its major cultural practices and ideology being Hindu in ethos and a narrative is based around it. Anyone who disturbs this ethos becomes an invader. Anyone who supports this ethos becomes a hero. Continue reading Hindu Liberal or Conservative? Heartless or Brainless? | Sujoy Sur