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Apr 19

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Apr 12

(via Mind Bone » The “Jargon Watch” Terms That Stuck with Me) by Gareth Branwyn

(via Mind Bone » The “Jargon Watch” Terms That Stuck with Me) by Gareth Branwyn

Mar 17

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Mar 11

Katja Eichinger als Thrillerautorin: “Ein Mann versucht, die perfekte Frau zu erschaffen”

Eichinger: Die “Metamorphosen” in der Übersetzung von Ted Hughes ist mein Lieblingsbuch. Es geht an dieser Stelle um das Pygmalion-Motiv, das im Roman eine wichtige Rolle spielt. Ansonsten: Ich bin auf dieselbe Schule gegangen wie die Brüder Grimm, eine Bildungsbürger-Schule. Aber deshalb muss ich ja noch keinen Bildungsbürgerroman schreiben. Ich liebe Film Noir und die Art, wie Regisseure wie Otto Preminger oder Fritz Lang das Thriller-Genre und dessen immer wiederkehrende Figuren - die Femme Fatale, die Gangsterbraut, den einsamen Cop - mit deutschem Expressionismus verbanden. Mich fasziniert die Schnittstelle zwischen dem, was in Deutschland als E-und U-Kultur (ernste und unterhaltende Kultur, Anm. d.Red.) bezeichnet wird.

(Source: spiegel.de)

Mar 09

Hacking Society? An Attempt to Decode the Contemporary Digital Counterculture

This is part of a blog post on the exposé for my doctoral dissertation, which I am currently working on (both the exposé and the blog post); just putting it out there to see what happens:

This exposé aims to explore the question: how do “virtual worlds” appear to serve as tools to hack society and as vectors to communicate technological “utopia”; and why is this problematic? It presents an analysis of the problem statement, the research design for a doctoral dissertation, and the planned outline for the aforementioned. The theoretical framework for the analysis combines science, technology, and society studies;  the sociology of culture; communication, media, and especially internet sociology; the sociology of deviance; and the sociology of social movements. Competing definitions of the terms used are explored; and an archaeology of the digital contemporary counterculture is provided. The problematic aspect of hacking society is presented as the possible result of interaction with technology on different societal levels, from which emerge various competing, future-oriented scenarios. The framing of these scenarios blends fiction and reality, which may foster the emergence of countercultural movements that challenge established societal structures. Actions of individuals and groups may fuel these scenarios. As a result, the level of analysis is set in an interdependent micro-meso-macro framework, with an additional meta layer to introduce the fictional elements. Four prevalent, countercultural scenarios are introduced as examples for various modes of deviance and cultism related to technological advancement. Social actions and structures within them are identified and an interpretative (hermeneutical) analysis of key concepts within them is designed. The question how the countercultural values of such social movements affect technological innovations, which then go on to affect culture, which may provoke countercultural movements, is addressed. For each of these scenarios, a possible method of resolution is introduced.

Keywords: social change, social movement, deviance, cyberculture, counterculture, subculture, STS, utopia, futurology, micro-meso-macro framework, hermeneutics, technological innovation, cyborg anthropology,

Mar 03

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Feb 02

Via @lolmythesis: Villains are just ugly people with power.

lolmythesis:

Villains are just ugly people with power.

Literature, UNC Asheville

Psychosocial Identity Theory in Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights.

About lol my thesis

This blog was started in December 2013 by Angie, a senior at Harvard College studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology.

Initially intended as a means of procrastination from my own thesis, this blog has documented some of the stress, hilarity, and chaos associated with undergraduate (and some post-graduate) theses. Enjoy! 

To get in touch with me, email angela@lolmythesis.com. Please don’t email to submit a new post, instead you can visit the submit page here

Twitter: @lolmythesis
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Jan 14

(via PROTECT THEM | Steve Pitocco)

(via PROTECT THEM | Steve Pitocco)

Jan 11

evavienabarcelona:

Kristian Schuller: 90 days one dream.
http://down-in-the-past.blogspot.co.at/2011/02/kristian-schuller-90-days-one-dream.html

evavienabarcelona:

Kristian Schuller: 90 days one dream.

http://down-in-the-past.blogspot.co.at/2011/02/kristian-schuller-90-days-one-dream.html

(via Annie Leibovitz’s Image Gallery of Disney Dream Portraits - Celebrities as Disney Characters - Doctor Disney)

(via Annie Leibovitz’s Image Gallery of Disney Dream Portraits - Celebrities as Disney Characters - Doctor Disney)

Jan 08

(via Remixed Masterpieces Highlight Devastation in Syria - My Modern Metropolis)

(via Remixed Masterpieces Highlight Devastation in Syria - My Modern Metropolis)

Nov 14

INFOGRAPHIC: What You Should Post On Each Social Media Platform | Thought Catalog

Nov 10

“die theresienwiese ist nicht die achse der welt - auch wenn der ein oder andere in den vergangenen wochen fest daran geglaubt hat, die drehung der welt intensivst vernommen hat und die apokalyptischen marien- und biererscheinungen in den reihen unzähliger mitpilger aus aller welt vernahm. die bierzeltgasse ist nicht der äquator, die bavaria keine anzubetenden gottheit und die seichten anhöhen an den flanken der bavaria sind kein unüberwindbarer gebirgskamm, selbst wenn es sich in bierseeliger umnachtung so angefühlt haben mag.
im zuge dessen, dem irrglauben erlegen, dass sich das zentrum unserer erdenzivilisation zwischen paulskirche, poccistrasse und verkehrsmuseum befindent, würden folgende menschen gerne ihren wohnsitz in die nähe dieses epizentrums der völkerverständigung verlegen. andere werden durch die gentrifugalkräfte des münchner teufelsrades aus dem zentrum des rotierenden wohnzirkuses geschleudert und fallen über den rand der erdscheibe hinab - in der der hoffnung in einem see aus starkbier oder einer wolke aus zuckerwatte zu landen.” — Quote from an message sent by Andreas Kräftner; he’s a Munich “real character”. His emails are legendary — huge lists of classified ads from people who are looking for (or renting) apartments, flats, and houses in Munich. It is really hard to find something adequate in Munich. His emails are not only collections of ads, but also signs of how desperate some people are who need to find something in Munich. The classified ads also include a lot of self-advertising, people trying to sell themselves to potential landlords. Although I have the most amazing apartment in Munich (lucky me), I am still on the mailing list, because Andreas usually adds an introduction (such as the one quoted above) that serves as the “mirror” of what concerns normal people in Munich. This is from his email sent after the Oktoberfest

Nov 09

Which painter painted which painting - art history for dummies

via schleckysilberstein.com

Welches Bild stammt von welchem Maler – Kunstgeschichte leicht gemacht

Von in Bildung, Kunst 1

Wir alle müssten viel mehr über das Werk der alten Meister wissen. Es geht dabei nicht nur um Malerei sondern auch um Geschichte und Gesellschaft (im Wandel). Aber weder wir noch Ihr sind in der Lage, einen Cézanne von einem Littbarski zu unterscheiden. Zum Glück hat uns Kunsthistoriker und redditor DontTacoBoutIt eine kleine Übersicht zusammengestellt, anhand derer wir ganz grob mitreden können. Das ist doch schon mal ein Anfang.

El Greco
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If everything is highly-contrasted and sharp, sort of bluish, and everyone has gaunt bearded faces, it’s El Greco.

Edgar Degas
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If you see a ballerina, it’s Degas.

Jan van Eyck
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If everyone – including the women – looks like Putin, then it’s van Eyck.

Michelangelo
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If everyone is beautiful, naked, and stacked, it’s Michelangelo.

Francois Boucher
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If the painting could easily have a few chubby Cupids or sheep added (or already has them), it’s Boucher.

Rembrandt van Rijn
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If everyone looks like hobos illuminated only by a dim streetlamp, it’s Rembrandt.

Pieter Bruegel
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If the paintings have tons of little people in them but otherwise seem normal, it’s Bruegel.

Hieronymus Bosch
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If the paintings have lots of little people in them but also have a ton of crazy bullshit, it’s Bosch.

Amerighi da Caravaggio
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If all the men look like cow-eyed curly-haired women, it’s Caravaggio.

Peter Paul Rubens
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If everyone in the paintings has enormous asses, then it’s Rubens.

Titian
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If the images have a dark background and everyone has tortured expressions on their faces, it’s Titian.
via reddit

Oct 06

Stanford Graduate School of Business: 5 Core Skills of Disruptive, Visual-Thinking Innovators -

stanfordbusiness:

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“Visual thinking is the foundation for being creative and solving some of the most complex problems,” explained author and founder of Innovation Studio Lisa Kay Solomon. Solomon and Emily Shepard of The Graphic Distillery discussed the key role of visual thinking in innovation at a recent