1. kyarychan:

    The Kirakira Killer PV is now on YouTube! Go give it lots of hits!

     
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  3. ..the fulcrum of corporate power is the investment decision.  The uses for capital for investment purposes are, in the final analysis, decided by a small handful of managers.  They decide how much is to be spent; what products are to be made; where they are to be manufactured; and who is to participate in the processes of production.  A single corporation can draw up an investment program calling for the expenditure of several billion dollars on a new plant and product.  A decision such as this will determine the quality of life for a substantial segment of society: men and materials will move across continents; old communities will decay and new ones will prosper; tastes and habits will alter; new skills will be demanded; and the education of a nation will adjust itself accordingly; even government will fall into line, providing public services that corporate developments make necessary.

    Andrew Hacker — The Corporate Takover

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  4. "The Internet is a thing we do. It might be righteous to hope to save it. Yet, righteousness is an oil that leaks from fundamentalist engines, machines oblivious to the flesh their gears butcher. […]
    So as you proceed with your protests, I wonder if you might also ask, quietly, to yourself even, what new growth might erupt if we let the Internet as we know it burn."
    — What Do We Save When We Save the Internet? (via cyborgmemoirs)

    (Source: The Atlantic, via criminal-delirium)

     

  5. "Any hot medium allows of less participation than a cool one, as a lecture makes for less participation than a seminar, and a book for less than a dialogue. With print many earlier forms were excluded from life and art, and many were given strange new intensity. But our own time is crowded with examples of the principle that the hot form excludes, and the cool one includes… Intensity or high definition engenders specialism and fragmentation in living as in entertainment, which explains why any intense experience must be “forgotten,” “censored,” and reduced to a very cool state before it can be “learned” or assimilated. The Freudian “censor” is less of a moral function than an indispensable condition of learning. Were we to accept fully and directly every shock to our various structures of awareness, we would soon be nervous wrecks, doing double-takes and pressing panic buttons every minute. The “censor” protects our central system of values, as it does our physical nervous system by simply cooling off the onset of experience a great deal. For many people, this cooling system brings on a lifelong state of psychic rigor mortis, or somnambulism, particularly observable in periods of new technology."
    — Marshall McLuhan - Understanding Media
     
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  10. "What if that machinery were reversed? What if the habits, problems, secrets, and unconscious motivations of the wealthy and powerful were daily scrutinized by a thousand systematic researchers, were hourly pried into, analyzed and cross-referenced; were tabulated and published in a hundred inexpensive mass-circulation journals and written so that even the fifteen-year-old high-school drop-out could understand them and predict the actions of his landlord to manipulate and control him?"
    —  Martin Nicolas, Remarks at the American Sociological Association Convention, 1968
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  12. nowdestroy:

    Control in modern times requires more than force, more than law. It requires that a population dangerously concentrated in cities and factories, whose lives are filled with cause for rebellion, be taught that all is right as it is.

    every interpellation is the imposition of a predicate

    (via nowdestroy)

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