Tagged satire

Political painting – Aegri Somnia: Brexit Party 2020

RND/ To consider the mass insanity, ugliness and stupidity of Brexit Parties, circa 2020; a political painting.

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Aegri Somnia: Brexit Party 2020

Ideal / Idealized price for such a concept: £170k – contact bob for details.

Here’s one karmic gift that won’t stop giving – you deluded, myopic, xenophobic dipshits.

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Another Hard Tech Night Of Cyberpunk Crunch

RND/ To consider another hard tech night of distinctly corporate Cyberpunk crunch (circa 2077):

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Another Hard Tech Night Of Cyberpunk Crunch

To some degree [..]
– Adam Kiciński, joint CEO of CD Projekt RED

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Alan Wake: Dumbest Writer Alive

RND/ To consider the mere notion of Alan Wake – proto / ur-dumbest (/bad / pulp) writer alive:

Part of theorist Robert What’s forthcoming book “How To Stop Being A Writer.”

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Alan Wake: Dumbest Writer Alive

In which the actual nightmare is the very notion of “Writer Alan Wake.” If any writer capable of generating such ‘misery’ (see what I did there) ever needed a swift typewriter hobbling with a handy sledgehammer, it’s Alan.

It is suggested fellow Researchers try zooming in and out of this image, since Alan’s idiot-salmon style eyeballs rapidly change from ‘dumb textual calm’ to the start realization-horror of “OMFG I’m the very reason potential non-writers should develop writer’s block.”

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// how to play big science

Condensed Ballardian Visual Retro Computing Novel

RND/ To imagine a ‘condensed Ballardian visual retro computing novel’, as assembled for internal subject lab testing use via The Parallax Corporation.

Potential candidates viewing these images at high speeds through their attached headsets are instructed to ask themselves the following questions.

  • What is my current ongoing relationship with technology?
  • What are the (/historical) links between industry-wide misogyny and technological mass acceptance?
  • How does Baudrillard’s ‘charm of the real’ overlap with the retro computing aesthetic?
  • What is it about infinitely boring white male nerds and the technological impulse / will-to-tech?
  • To what extent is the accidental humor contained within some of these images the result of modern, up-to-date socially progressive (enabled) skepticism?
  • Precisely how and to what extent do such images portray a technologically utopian future? Or are they simply hopelessly naive?
  • Science lurks in the background of these images; what do you consider the (then) current model of social scientific understanding which ideologically underpins them?
  • What is my general, mostly unconscious psycho-aesthetic response to this test?
  • To what extent do I feel physically unsafe and-or unwell while viewing such images?
  • The straps on this chair are a bit tight. Can someone please loosen them?
  • How might technology seem a virtual simulation of (/Capitalist) reality?

Images courtesy of Byte Magazine – 1620 x 2160