‘Dante VR’ Online: A New Metaverse Reckoning (Conceptual Painting)

RND/ To consider a Post-Cyberpunk conceptual painting of a post-Facebook ‘Metaverse’ reckoning: Ideal / Idealized price for such a concept: $10.9M – contact Robert What today for details 7988 x 4628 .jpg In which a giant Watchmen style squid suddenly arrives from inner ideological-biopsychic space, invading Sugarborg’s virtual (Ludocapitalist) frame, freaking everyone out, creating what … Read more

4K PC Virtual Photography Screenshots from “The Architect: Paris” Videogame

RND/ To consider some – at this late stage in the game of AAAA Global Videogaming (/Culture) – ‘plainly odd’ screenshots of Paris, as much a fantasy as place – a grand displacement: In their nascent incompleteness, indeed in a form still more dreamlike than actual, these technologies are ripe, as it were, for various … Read more

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 … Read more

Conceptual Paintings re: Artistic Freedom In The Age Of Neoliberal Copyright Ideology

RND/ To consider eight conceptual paintings regarding artistic freedom in the age of neoliberal copyright ideology: 3356 x 2190 .jpg Wikipedia: Criticism of copyright Greanville Post: The Absurdity of Intellectual Property Monthly Review: The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Unsatisfactory Europa: DMCA and Fair Use In The Digital Arts // how to play big science

Jim Sterling’s Guilt Free Gaming Manifesto, 2020

RND/ To consider a popular ‘guilt free gaming manifesto’ as formally named in 2020 by The Mighty Jim Sterling: FUCKING GRAPHICS, MOTHER FUCKERRRRR! (POPULAR GAMING MANIFESTO 2020) “No think. Game good! Game good so no think about sad when fun good game is a big yes to play. Gameplay? Fun. Graphics? Yes. Politics? No politic. … Read more

A Clean, White Tomorrowland: Towards A Critique of Syd Mead

RND/ To consider the recent death of ‘visual futurist’ Syd Mead and the telling lack of critical analysis of his glossy art and style. In which its sinister underlying political ideology appears to mirror that of Disney’s hyper-corporate Tomorrowland: In my premise [..] there were these enormous structures going up 2000, 3000 feet, and decent … Read more

Fuck Martin Parr: Photography and the Cultural Ideology of Englishness

RND/ To consider the philosophical-artistic statement “Fuck Martin Parr.” 2639 x 3840 .jpg Artistic Statement Concerning The Feeling That Martin Parr Photography is in fact Cruel and Shit The following statement is for those searching the net for a handy, comprehensive statement about what exactly feels so hateful about Martin Parr’s tyrannical photo-aesthetic and approach: … Read more