Reading: Tom Morello Responds to Angry Fans Who Suddenly Realize That Rage Against the Machine’s Music Is Political: “What Music of Mine DIDN’T Contain Political BS?”

From Tom Morello Responds to Angry Fans Who Suddenly Realize That Rage Against the Machine’s Music Is Political: “What Music of Mine DIDN’T Contain Political BS?” Josh Jones writing at Open Culture reports on the coming-to-political-awareness of a music fan as a beacon of a hopefully broader awareness: culture is all political. … the disgruntled… Continue reading Reading: Tom Morello Responds to Angry Fans Who Suddenly Realize That Rage Against the Machine’s Music Is Political: “What Music of Mine DIDN’T Contain Political BS?”

What I’m reading 31 May 2017 through 9 Jun 2017

Pigeons and Personalization: The Histories of “Personalized Learning” – Take your pick, says Audrey. Show your politics. > But “personalization” is not simply how we cope with our desire for individuality in an age of mass production, of course. It’s increasingly how we’re sold things. It’s how we are profiled, how we are segmented, how… Continue reading What I’m reading 31 May 2017 through 9 Jun 2017

What I’m reading 26 Mar 2017 through 29 Mar 2017

Semiotics and Constructing Fake News – – (none) Free Speech Is Not an Academic Value – Chronicle – Stanley Fish – Accurate speech is, free inquiry is, but free speech is an extracurricular value. The responsibility falls to the administrators: >My advice to administrators: Stop thinking of yourselves as in-house philosophers or free-speech champions or… Continue reading What I’m reading 26 Mar 2017 through 29 Mar 2017

What I’m reading 25 Jan 2017 through 28 Jan 2017

runme.org – say it with software art! – Program your own walkware. – (psychogeography situationalism ) [toread] routes-routines.constantvzw.org – – (none) NOT BORED! – Situationalist Journal. No playing in the labyrinth. – (situationalism psychogeography modernism ) How Trump’s Twitter presidency hijacked hopes for – – (none)

bloggers take a modernist stance

Cage: Prepared piano Blogs can be experiments that disrupt because they stand apart from management culture. The din of the blog can disrupt, interrupt, the music of the management spheres. Does this sound too much like the Luddites facing off modernization-by-management? Cult whacks culture? From Zero Comments: Blogging and Critical Internet Culture, by Geert Lovink… Continue reading bloggers take a modernist stance

What I’m reading 16 Jun 2016 through 19 Jun 2016

Language Log » Gertrude Trump – Yep: Donald is channeling Gertrude Stein in his prose. – (rhetoric modernism ) Is “The Web As a Tool For Thought” a Gating Item? | Hapgood – > The first, biggest, and most important step is to get people to think of the web as something bigger than just… Continue reading What I’m reading 16 Jun 2016 through 19 Jun 2016