Chinese science fiction.
The next big thing?
Compromised capital, and capital without being.
Deontologistics on computational Kantianism (video).
Spontaneous AI crypto-competence.
Morality without romance.
African attitudes to Chinese influence.
Cyberfeminism and Xenofeminism chat (leaves definite impression the former was more market-friendly).
Arctogaia Manifesto (Marxist-Duginist).
Drinking with Bacon.
Social Ecologies explores abstract horror.
Coming next (for cities).
When politics goes insane.
Pete Wolfendale in conversation.
An egalitarian altruist case for Christianity.
Lenny Bruce (edgelord).
Marx’s Capital online.
Why retro-causality makes sense.
Nice work if you can get it.
The coming Shenzhen?
China shrugs at whitewash on the wall.
Abstract eroticism, synthetic seduction, and creepy families.
Is there anything π can’t do?
H.P. Lovecraft wrote a parody of The Wasteland. (More on H.P.L., and Žižek.)
Why Stranger Things works.
What was Vaporwave?
The Black Circuit.
Cyberfeminist time warp.
Dark (and darker).
John Gray on Gareth Stedman Jones’ Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion.
Beyond face recognition.
Xenaudio updates (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). Related.
WeChat is a big deal.
Money (and other fictions).
Not yet a Debord coloring-book, but the next best thing.
The NYT reports on Shanghai Disney.
The Xenaudial program continues (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 …)
Daily habits of philosophical and literary writers.
Comic fatalism and global civil war.
Can a bot run a company?
Riots and neoliberalism
Guillermo del Toro tweetstorms on John Carpenter
Peter Thiel’s Hamilton College 2016 Commencement Address
While generally routing around such stuff here, this is simply too exquisite to bypass:
Less than a year after a sweeping electoral triumph, Republicans are on the verge of ceasing to function as a national political party. […] The most powerful and crippling force at work in the once-hierarchical GOP is anger, directed as much at its own leaders as anywhere else. […] First, a contingent of several dozen conservative House members effectively forced Speaker John A. Boehner (Ohio) to resign rather than face a possibly losing battle to hold on to his job. Now they have claimed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), who had been considered the favorite to replace Boehner until he announced Thursday that he is dropping out of the race. […] With no obvious replacement for Boehner in sight, “it is total confusion — a banana republic,” said Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.). “Any plan, anything you anticipate — who knows what’ll happen? People are crying, they don’t have any idea how this will unfold, at all.”