24Hrs on Twitter as a Lonely Waste Of Time

RND/ In which, due to a particularly bad recent fit of existential depression and terminal boredom, you mistakenly try getting back onto Social Media, only to find it somehow even emptier than your old, half-undead life. Some notes in passing: You find the user interface a bit more slick and 'friendly' than you last remember … Continue reading 24Hrs on Twitter as a Lonely Waste Of Time

On Reza Negarestani’s Obscurantist “Intelligence and Spirit”

RND/ To consider Reza Negarestani's patently ridiculous tome "Intelligence And Spirit" an accidental Onion parody of conservative 'postmodern-generator' style parodies. Or maybe just a big showy display of barefaced mystification and stupefying verbiage - an unfettered, pseudo-philosophical slab of Quatsch and Nonsense. [..] a book on computation and culture that is riddled with patently false … Continue reading On Reza Negarestani’s Obscurantist “Intelligence and Spirit”

The Art Of Bad #CGI Found Online

RND/ In which one considers the art of bad (kitsch? camp?) #cgi found online - would make a great (deliberate) videogame aesthetic: - Like snapshots of your pervy ex internet-startup uncle's wet virtual daymare; often featuring either straight out porn, new age 'Egyptian' scenes, pool parties, obscure sci-vehicles / oddly shaped fantasy creatures, various angel … Continue reading The Art Of Bad #CGI Found Online

A Guide to Zombie Survival Game Aesthetics

RND/ In which one considers the aesthetic feelings of how 'being dead sucks' online, andor why 'playing a zombie' is the worst role in the whole / hole of videogame culture. This sub-project exists mainly for Gaming Culture archiving / Digital Archaeology purposes. Randomly peppered with edited screenshots and (thankfully silenced) video from Garry's Mod … Continue reading A Guide to Zombie Survival Game Aesthetics

Fascinating, Rambling, Deranged: Reddit Review of Robert What

RND/ in which you wildly imagine your first (/rave?) review from the mighty Reddit, which kinda brings to mind one classic response to J.G. Ballard's 1973 novel Crash: "This author is beyond psychiatric help." 1846 x 3057 .jpg, edited screenshot of r/starcitizen - In which what you admire about such threads seems the abhorrence of … Continue reading Fascinating, Rambling, Deranged: Reddit Review of Robert What

Falling Into Your Fake Daily Tory Internet Media Black Hole Express

RND/ to consider fake catastrophic news (regularly linked to via Google News.) "Falling Into Your Fake Daily Tory Internet Media Black Hole Express" - 1515 x 18706 .jpg, edited Express site screenshot - In which one wishes horrible far right Tory toilet rags like The Express would unceremoniously fall into a black hole. --- Example … Continue reading Falling Into Your Fake Daily Tory Internet Media Black Hole Express

Diving Everydayness: Wolverhampton Aqualung Society

RND/ To imagine informally joining the 'Wolverhampton Aqualung Society'. Another cigarette, another day From A to B, again avoiding C, D, and E - Wire, The Lowdown (Pink Flag, 1977 Harvest Records) Official logos - 2006 x 2838, 256 col .png edited in Gimp: Wolverhampton Aqualung Society Manifesto Official Motto: "Diving Everydayness." Modern existence has … Continue reading Diving Everydayness: Wolverhampton Aqualung Society