October 9, 2014
Since our society elevates free choice into a supreme value, social control and domination can no longer appear to be infringing on subject’s freedom. Un-freedom, then, is cloaked in the guise of its opposite: When we are deprived of universal healthcare, we are told that we are given a new freedom to choose our healthcare provider; when we no longer can rely on longterm employment and are compelled to search for a new precarious work every couple of years, we are told that we are given the opportunity to reinvent ourselves and discover new unexpected creative potentials that lurked in our personality; when we have to pay for the education of our children, we are told that we become “entrepreneurs of the self,” free to invest in our own—and our children’s—personal growth and fulfillment.
Constantly bombarded by these imposed “free choices,” forced to make decisions for which we are mostly not even properly qualified or informed, our “freedom of choice” increasingly becomes a burden that deprives us of true freedom of choice—the choice (or rather, decision) to move beyond market-freedom into the freedom of collectively organizing and regulating the process of production and exchange. It is more and more becoming clear that only in this way will humanity be able to cope with antagonisms that threaten its very survival (ecology, biogenetics, “intellectual property,” the rise of the new class of those excluded from public life).
zizek- inthesetimes.com/ (via zizekianrevolution)

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October 8, 2014
Ingredients in Popeyes’ “HONEY Sauce”: honey, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, natural flavor, fructose, caramel color.

Ingredients in Popeyes’ “HONEY Sauce”: honey, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, natural flavor, fructose, caramel color.

aseaofquotes:

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

aseaofquotes:

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

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October 7, 2014
This is where you’ll find your “Lists” on Twitter, which is the most useful feature for cutting through the noise of your timeline. Under “Settings and help”.
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This company is worth a bunch of money, right?

This is where you’ll find your “Lists” on Twitter, which is the most useful feature for cutting through the noise of your timeline. Under “Settings and help”.

This company is worth a bunch of money, right?

madewithpaper:

(Light) Up
We love this clever remix of a bouquet of balloons that Walter B. turned into a psychedelic vision of “ideas” sparking to life above a man’s head.
Join the Mix!

madewithpaper:

(Light) Up

We love this clever remix of a bouquet of balloons that Walter B. turned into a psychedelic vision of “ideas” sparking to life above a man’s head.

Join the Mix!

October 6, 2014

champagnemanagement:

Hair Flip (The End of Authentic Gestures) by Mike Fleming

(Source: champagnemanagement, via petervidani)

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Hacking Arts @ MIT

This past weekend, Kevin Sheurs and Charlie Tran of VHX’s dev team had the distinct honor of mentoring at the MIT Hacking Arts hackathon. And speaking of honor, their mentees emerged victorious as “Best Hack in Film/TV/VR.” Video hackers LuxLoop used the Microsoft Kinect to experiment with how spatial and physical location of an audience can play a part in film storytelling. When the viewer walks across the room, the camera angle on screen responsively changes. Being closer or further from the screen affects the editing and camera angles as well, changing not just the viewing experience, but the film’s emotional impact at large.  *Pretty cool.* LuxLoop took home some Chromecasts and VHX schwag, plus ongoing mentorship.” 
Kevin also repped VHX on a panel called “CLOSER TO LIFE: SURROUNDING THE WORLD IN FILM / TV / DIGITAL" along with some excellent television, video, and film innovators. +1 for that title.

Kevin Sheurs should mentor the world. He’s still the fastest (but still high quality) developer I’ve worked with.

vhxtv:

Hacking Arts @ MIT

This past weekend, Kevin Sheurs and Charlie Tran of VHX’s dev team had the distinct honor of mentoring at the MIT Hacking Arts hackathon. And speaking of honor, their mentees emerged victorious as “Best Hack in Film/TV/VR.” Video hackers LuxLoop used the Microsoft Kinect to experiment with how spatial and physical location of an audience can play a part in film storytelling. When the viewer walks across the room, the camera angle on screen responsively changes. Being closer or further from the screen affects the editing and camera angles as well, changing not just the viewing experience, but the film’s emotional impact at large.  *Pretty cool.* LuxLoop took home some Chromecasts and VHX schwag, plus ongoing mentorship.” 

Kevin also repped VHX on a panel called “CLOSER TO LIFE: SURROUNDING THE WORLD IN FILM / TV / DIGITAL" along with some excellent television, video, and film innovators. +1 for that title.

Kevin Sheurs should mentor the world. He’s still the fastest (but still high quality) developer I’ve worked with.

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October 4, 2014
How you gonna leave Johnny 5 from “Short Circuit” out of this?

How you gonna leave Johnny 5 from “Short Circuit” out of this?

(Source: strangeplayhouse, via johncabrera)