The Midnight Vaporwave J-Horror Aesthetics of ‘The Convenience Store’ Game

RND/ To imagine if you will the strange midnight neon VHS horror aesthetics of "The Convenience Store" videogame by Chilla's Art: 1920 x 1080 .jpg First off: balls to contemporary online discussions about 'aesthetics'. The word has long since become lazy short hand for 'obsolete, nakedly pro-capitalist discussions of 'The A E S T H … Continue reading The Midnight Vaporwave J-Horror Aesthetics of ‘The Convenience Store’ Game

The Monotasking Joy of Single Tab Browsing: On Information Overload, Internet Addiction and Multitasking Based Neurodegenerative Stress

RND// To consider hiding the tabstrip in Firefox as to improve overall brain function and prevent possible long term neurodegeneration. One might call this 'monobrowsing' - or simply mindfulness. - Multitasking is a mere lie, and so are tabs, tabbing, the whole 'rapidly switching-between' thing; you are not some schizo-phrenetic logic gate, so stop acting … Continue reading The Monotasking Joy of Single Tab Browsing: On Information Overload, Internet Addiction and Multitasking Based Neurodegenerative Stress

The Times Literary Supplement Hit Piece On Slavoj Zizek

RND// To consider notes toward a response re: the desperately blatant ad hominem hit piece on Slavoj Zizek and his book Pandemic! (Becca Rothfeld, Times Literary Supplement, February 5 2021.) Note to anyone living outside Dismaland: The T.L.S is a corporation owned cultural institution of supposedly progressive, actually just reactionary, pseudo-liberal, conservative (small and big … Continue reading The Times Literary Supplement Hit Piece On Slavoj Zizek

(Conceptual Painting) Four Fames: Pulling Into Darkness On The Edge Of Town

RND/ To consider a conceptual painting based on four frames from Paris, Texas (Dir. Wim Wender, 1984): 9657 x 1431 .jpg This images meant so much to me, the first time I saw Wim Wenders classic existential road trip movie. As though America's great astral desert had been calling me all my idiot life. A … Continue reading (Conceptual Painting) Four Fames: Pulling Into Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Notes Towards A Satirical Examination Of Ray ‘Batshit Jumblewords’ Brassier

RND/ To consider loose notes towards a satirical examination of Ray 'Batshit Jumblewords' Brassier, whose work and approach appears so stubbornly byzantine in its hopelessly tortured, hyper-obscurantist display of unimportant cleverness, it might as well arrive from an inherently insane synthetic intelligence that cannot help spew out impossibly complex pseudo-philosophical bullshit. There's very little joy … Continue reading Notes Towards A Satirical Examination Of Ray ‘Batshit Jumblewords’ Brassier