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Jul 02

(via World Cup Philosophy: Germany vs France - Existential Comics)

(via World Cup Philosophy: Germany vs France - Existential Comics)

Jun 30

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Jun 28

(via Google Unveils Street Art Database Despite Controversy - artnet News)

(via Google Unveils Street Art Database Despite Controversy - artnet News)

May 28

Vogue // une quotation sur la mode (2012)

La mode, ses propositions radicales, ses décalages luxueux, ses coups de folie, ses états de grâce, sont [un] fil rouge (…). Comment l’interpréter ? Comment se l’approprier ? Du défilé à la réalité, [la mode] (…) invite à suirvre son instinct, à libérer son imagination. Du total look du créateur à la variation soft, taillée juste pour soi, c’est après tout une affaire d’invention personnelle. Comme de passer la frontière entre le jour et la nuit, le naturel des matins clairs et le glamour sophistiqué du soir.

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

(Source: zhiana, via unveilthesacredorder)

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

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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)