Wowcast 84: Westworld-Finale – The Bicameral Mind

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Im 84. Wowcast besprechen wir das großartige Finale von Westworld, leider bis 2018 unser letzter Podcast über die fantastische Serie von Jonathan Nolan und Lisa Joy.

Sascha (@reeft, Facebook) und ich reden natürlich wieder über jede Menge Roboter-Existenzialismus, das Paradoxon der Hässlichkeit, über banale Labyrinthe und Kinderspielzeug, über Pulp-Kontrastierungen mit carpenteresken Soundtracks und Samurai und tunnelsystemverbundene Roboter-Themeparks.

Das Intro wurde uns freundlicherweise vom großartigen Herrn Kaschke eingesprochen, Musik und Produktion von 3typen, Outro: Styx – Mr Roboto.

Shownotes:life

Youtube: Westworld - J. J. Abrams Interview
Youtube: Westworld - Jonathan Nolan Interview
Youtube: Jonathan Nolan on Directing Westworld
Wikipedia: Paradox der Hässlichkeit
Wikipedia: The Bicameral Mind
Deadline: ‘Westworld’ Finale Postmortem: EP Jonathan Nolan On Season 2’s Samurai World, Missing Characters & Dr. Ford’s Fate
/Film: ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Details Revealed by Showrunners Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy
/Film: ‘Westworld’ Website Hints That This Character Survived And Reveals The Year
Variety: ‘Westworld’ Creators on Why HBO Drama Won’t Return Before 2018
Spotify: Westworld: Season 1 (Music from the HBO® Series)

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◢◣◢◣◢◣ LPs ◢◣ Postdystopischer Gruftklang ◢◣◢◣◢◣

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Großartiger Postpunk aus Italien, wie Placebo mit mehr Goth: Endless by Soviet Soviet.

Coldwave aus Brooklyn mit ganz viel Herz aus Schwarz von Black Marble:

„'Funny Papers' is a brooding eruption of guitars and reverb set to driving rhythms like the palpitations of an oncoming heartbreak.“

Grimmiger Alternative von „UK-born, Berlin-based political-journalist-turned-musician Anika“: Exploded View by Exploded View

Selbstbetiteltes Debut von Charnier aus Belgien, Darkwave mit Industrial-Einschlag:

Wer kennt noch Electronic Body Music? There you go, natürlich ebenfalls aus Belgien: Regeneration by Weird Candle.

Noch mehr Industrial-Postpunk aus Belgien: Modern Failures by All Your Sisters. Überhaupt: Das ganze Label ist sehr empfehlenswert.

Video vom Debut Careless von Drab Majesty aus Los Angeles, auf Bandcamp als Compilation inklusive früher EPs und Singles: Completely Careless (2012-2015) by DRAB MAJESTY.

Indie mit kräftigem Post-Punk-Einschlag und großartigem Bandnamen: Tender Madness by Jenny Besetzt:

Video oben aus dem neuen Album von Trentemøller, Neuschul-Postpunk mit Vocals Jehnny Beth von den Savages:


Die neue Trentemøller-Single kommt mit Remix der Band The Soft Moon, deren aktuelle Platte Deeper ich mir gleich mir zugelegt habe:

Leichtfüßiger Postpunk-Dreampop aus Brooklyn: Posh Lost by Posh Lost

Shoegaze mit leichtem Industrial-Einschlag aus San Francisco: On The Legs Of Love Purified by Chasms.

Bislang dreiteilige Compilation-Serie über Early80s-Synth/PostPunk. Gekauft hab' ich nur Volume 3, die anderen lohnen aber auch, denke ich:

Collection of rare UK cold wave tracks taken from Color Tapes label cassettes released in micro editions between 1981-1985.

Color Tapes was the brainchild of future Sun Dial leader Gary Ramon: "Living in East London, it was a very grey and bleak time. Huge imposing tower blocks, gasworks and concrete just about everywhere. You couldn't walk through some areas without the risk of being shot at by an air rifle, or worse. Luckily, salvation was in the music. The musical landscape was changing. I saw a very early gig by an unknown all-synth band called Depeche Mode at a dingy pub under a flyover called The Bridge House in Canning Town, London.

Following this I saw Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and started buying records by the likes of Afrika Bambaataa. At the other end of the musical spectrum, we were picking up records by Stockhausen, John Cage, Pierre Henry and Moondog, and combing junk shops for anything else that looked interesting!"

The UK cassette scene and DIY ethos were thriving. Color Tapes was born. Home multi-track recorders were luxury items. They had to make do with sound on sound recorders, bouncing between reel-to-reel and cassette machines if they wanted stereo. What you're about to hear for the first time since those days is a snapshot of Color Tapes: released material and other unissued tracks too. This compilation is the first of a series of Color Tapes/Lion Productions releases of material from the Color Tapes archives.

\\\*\\\*\\\* LPs /\/\/\ Zucker\/\/atte /\/\/\ Bubblegum *///*///*///

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Wahnsinnig hypnotischer Krautrock aus Japan von Minami Deutsch:


Experimenteller Electronica-Indiepop: Brunswick by Bambi Davidson

Zerschossene Retro-Synth-Loops aus Japan: Computer Death by Infinity Frequencies.

Noch mehr Retro-Synths mit TRANS by PILOTPRIEST:

Permit fetzen: „Think Thin Lizzy, but twice as fast.“

Elektronisch angereicherter Experimental-Indiepop, die Platte kommt (u.a.) als USB-Stick eingelegt in Honig: Honey by Peals.

Wunderhübsch-sphärischer Experimental-Pop voller „dizzying swirls of organic and synthesized sounds“: EARS by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Gehört eigentlich auch in die Krachabteilung wegen Noise, aber der DIY-Acid-Pop-Punk von Paul Jacobs ist zu knallbunt dafür. Der hat anscheinend ganz viel Flaming Lips gehört:


Das Video oben gehört zum tollen Power-Pop-Abum It Transfers & Grows von Sharks Teeth aus New Orleans.

Dringlicher Singer/Songwriter-Minimal-Funk aus aus Massachusetts: Kiid by Mal Devisa

Mit Neo-Klassik kann man mich normalerweise jagen, hiermit aber aus irgendeinem Grund nicht: Cistern by Jherek Bischoff

Zuckersüßer Dreampop aus L.A.: Under the Influence by Steady Holiday

Garagenrock-Powerpop von Kosmonauten: A-OK! by COSMONAUTS.

Experimenteller Noise-Pop-Ambient: „SNICKERS balances unsettling darkness against gentle textures and ties it together with cracked fuzz and warble.“ On the Hi-Fi Vol. II by SNICKERS

AvantGarde-Singer/Songwriter-Kram plus Streicher, dazu zerschossene Drummachines und Tape-Loops: You Know What It's Like by CARLA DAL FORNO.

Hübscher Folk-Rock aus Vancouver: Ashley Shadow by Ashley Shadow.

Homer Simpson gezeichnet mit dem Problem des Handlungsreisenden

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Jack Morris hat einen Algorithmus programmiert, der ihm Vektorgrafiken und Simpsons in Punktierungen umwandelt und auf diese dann das Problem des Handlungsreisenden anwendet. Nice!

Traveling Salesman Problem appears in some form in astronomical observation, DNA sequencing, and many other applications besides road-trip planning. My goal with this project was to create Traveling Salesman Art. It turns out that an interesting result is obtained from the following:

1. Start with an interesting image with distinct regions.
2. Put down some dots that look like that image.
3. Treat these dots as “cities” and solve the TSP as closely as possible.

More visually, steps 1-3 look like this:

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Here are some images I generated using my Traveling Salesman Art implementation:

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Links 10.12.2016: Manufacturing Normality, South Parks Trevor Axiom und die Subjektivität von Fake News

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South Park hat den Algorithmus für das gefunden, was ich Outrage-Memetik nenne: Trevors Axiom.

Erinnert mich auch so ein bisschen an das Webcomic, das ich unter diesen Text gepinselt hatte:

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Der Bombenleger von Dresden war Pegida-Redner. Tja. Telepolis: Verdächtiger nach Anschlägen in Dresden gefasst: „Kurz vor den Feierlichkeiten zum Tag der deutschen Einheit kam es in Dresden zu Anschlägen gegen eine Moschee und ein Kongresszentrum. Heute Morgen hat die Polizei in Dresden einen Verdächtigen festgenommen. DNA-Spuren haben laut Ermittler zu dem 29-Jährigen geführt, der laut Medienberichten 2015 als Redner bei 'Pegida' aufgetreten sein soll.“

Die Zeit über militante „besorgte Bürger“, die sich Knarren beim Nazi-Onlineversand Migrantenschreck kaufen: Zeit.de: "Migrantenschreck" – Die Waffenbürger: „M. ist einer von 198 Menschen, die in den vergangenen sieben Monaten auf Migrantenschreck Waffen gekauft haben. Das geht aus detaillierten Kundendaten hervor, die ZEIT ONLINE zugespielt wurden. Die Daten belegen, dass das Geschäft mit der Panik vom extremen rechten Rand bis in die Mitte der Gesellschaft reicht. Ärzte, Lokalpolitiker, Unternehmer, Erzieher, Computerfachleute und Zierfisch-Züchter glauben inzwischen offenbar, sie müssten sich sich mit einer Waffe in der Hand gegen Fremde verteidigen. Wenn es stimmt, dass sich die deutsche Gesellschaft im Zuge der Flüchtlingswanderung radikalisiert hat, dann sind die Kundendaten ein Beleg dafür.“

Wired.de: Nach Cambridge Analytica: Wie arbeiten die deutschen Parteien im digitalen Wahlkampf 2017?:

Knapp 5000 User haben sich der der Reddit-Gruppe The Schulz in etwas mehr als einer Woche angeschlossen. Gedacht war sie als ironische Anspielung auf das Forum The Donald, in dem sich die Unterstützer von Donald Trump erstmals online zusammenrauften. FlamingForFame und andere Reddit-Moderatoren aus Deutschland dachten sich nach den US-Wahlen: Was für einen misogynen Macho wie Trump funktioniert, könnte durch das Anhimmeln eines „Anti-Trump“ ad absurdum geführt werden.

Ihre Wahl fiel auf den manchmal polternden, pro-europäischen Sozialdemokraten Martin Schulz. Und es klappte, die Besucherzahlen explodierten. Sogar Fernsehmoderator Jan Böhmermann übernahm einen der Witze des Forums: Für den „Gottkanzler“ Schulz gebe es auf dem Weg ins Kanzleramt „keine Bremsen“.

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK - Daniel Suarez, Jan Kalbitzer & Frank Rieger

Whenever new information technologies have appeared, they have had an impact on how people perceive the world and how they manipulate the perceptions of the world held by their fellow human beings. Today, we use digital artefacts and networked technologies as tools for thinking and media for information. Without them, we would hardly be able to cope with our accelerated lives. It is therefore more necessary than ever to recognise the patterns of change. What direction are they pointing in and what will they lead to – now and in the near future?

Enough with the “Fake News is Hard” BS: „Once upon a time in America, our mainstream news sources couldn’t be trusted much more than we can now trust our assorted social platforms. In fixing the situation, they didn’t just say 'Hey, our bad. We will stop lying to you.' They had, after all, been saying that the whole time they had been lying to us. What they did, rather is institute a set of policies, people and procedures to fix the situation, and they did so openly.“

The Intercept: Disinformation, Not Fake News, Got Trump Elected, and It Is Not Stopping. (Cernovich, it should be noted, rose to wider fame with Gamergate.)

before he started styling himself as an investigative journalist, Cernovich was quite frank about his role as a propagandist, telling the New Yorker in September that his objective was simply to get as much attention as possible any “story that can hurt Hillary.”

Given the results, it is hard to argue that I was anything but foolish to have tried to argue sense into these people, but it is important to realize that the phenomenon we are confronting here is not simply fake news of the sort peddled for profit by apolitical entrepreneurs on Facebook. This is something different: a hoax created and released into the darker reaches of the internet for the express purpose of damaging the reputation of the Democratic candidate for the presidency.

As with many other false stories about Clinton that have widely spread online — like the baseless rumor promoted by Infowars and then Trump that millions of non-citizens illegally voted for her, and were encouraged to do so by President Obama — this should be described as what it is: disinformation, or the sort of “black propaganda” intelligence agencies have fabricated in decades past to smear politicians they see as enemies.

hilaryThe Intercept: A Clinton Fan Manufactured Fake News That MSNBC Personalities Spread to Discredit WikiLeaks Docs

When Nance – MSNBC’s “intelligence analyst” – issued his “Official Warning,” he linked to a tweet that warned: “Please be skeptical of alleged #PodestaEmails. Trumpists are dirtying docs.” That tweet, in turn, linked to a tweet from an anonymous account calling itself “The Omnivore,” which had posted an obviously fake transcript purporting to be a Hillary Clinton speech to Goldman Sachs. Even though that fake document was never published by WikiLeaks, that was the entire basis for the MSNBC-inspired claim that some of the WikiLeaks documents were doctored.

But the person who created that forged Goldman Sachs transcript was not a “Trumpist” at all; he was a devoted supporter of Hillary Clinton. In the Daily Beast, the person behind the anonymous “The Omnivore” account unmasks himself as “Marco Chacon,” a self-professed creator of “viral fake news” whose targets were Sanders and Trump supporters (he specialized in blatantly fake anti-Clinton frauds with the goal of tricking her opponents into citing them, so that they would be discredited). When he wasn’t posting fabricated news accounts designed to make Clintons’ opponents look bad, his account looked like any other standard pro-Clinton account: numerous negative items about Sanders and then Trump, with links to many Clinton-defending articles.

Telepolis: Wider die Rede vom "Postfaktischen"

Mit dem Aufstieg des Internets sind die traditionellen Leitmedien nicht mehr die unangefochtenen Konstrukteure von Wirklichkeit (siehe Merten u.a. 1994). Was sie, etwa die Tagesschau täglich um 20 Uhr, als "zutreffend und wahr" verkünden, erhält nicht mehr automatisch den Status kulturell unstrittigen orthodoxen Wissens. Vielmehr ist eine Konkurrenz durch Netzwerkmedien entstanden, welche die gewohnte monodirektionale Informationsverbreitung (ein Sender, viele Empfänger) durch neue Formen der Verbreitung von Wissen ergänzt - und zwar von Wissen, das im Regelfall nicht von einer speziellen Berufsgruppe (Journalisten und Redakteuren) vor seiner Verbreitung kontrolliert, angepasst und zugerichtet wurde.

Stattdessen ermöglichen die "Neuen Medien" es jedem Nutzer und jeder Nutzerin (und das ist in Ländern wie dem unseren inzwischen die große Mehrheit der Bevölkerung), seine eigene politische Meinung, ihre eigenen Thesen über den Zustand der Gesellschaft und eben auch eine beliebige Anzahl von so genannten Tatsachenbehauptungen über dieses und jenes in die Welt zu setzen.

Diese Meinungen, Thesen, Behauptungen sind oftmals lebensweltnäher als das, was sich in "Welt" und "Spiegel" nachlesen oder in der Tagesschau anschauen lässt, ist aber genauso oft durch keinerlei Kenntnis gesellschaftspolitischer Zusammenhänge oder auch wissenschaftliche Befunde zu einem Thema getrübt. "Postfaktisch" jedoch ist es in einem wissenssoziologisch informierten Sinne genauso sehr oder genauso wenig wie das, was die genannten und viele andere Medien uns vermeintlich rein "faktenbasiert und objektiv" über die Wirklichkeit zu vermitteln suchen.

Counterpunch: Fake News is subjective

beyond this is a crucial miscalculation as to how our subjectivities always enwrapped in a world we yet see as outside ourselves could find encouragement and confirmation of that separation, of a thoroughly detached and dominating subjectivity, in an alter-world — a cyberspace, online world.

That challenging alternative universe in which our subjectivities could roam had not “back in the day” established itself as a “society,” one endlessly divided and home to an equal number of voices establishing a new media broadcasting those voices. Subjectivities had not only found a “world” they could shape, a bespoke reality, but a place where they could voice, often in 140 characters, what was unchallenged within their personally designed realities.

I had no way of knowing nor could I imagine an entire culture would so quickly cast aside the tradition of truth, reality, objectivity, and rationality, disarming itself from any determination of fake and true commonly shared. It seemed that in one fantastical leap in the American mass psyche everyone now skeptically and angrily rejected the methods and institutions authorizing and authorized by reason and reality. This mass psyche is now losing itself in endless battles of words unmoored from any commonly shared apprehension of “conditions of the real.” What could be mutually perceived has given way to uncontested affirmations of “the world as it appears to me.” It is a triumph of the phenomenal witnessed repeatedly in individuals but rarely in an entire culture.

The chap who fired an automatic weapon in a pizzeria in an effort to rescue young girls caught in Hillary Clinton’s sex slave operation had come to the Truth of all that on a website. He is, you might say, a recent spawn of President-elect Trump’s own breezy replacement of fact and evidence as to what is true with both lies and bullshit. Lies, according to philosopher, Harry Frankfurt, indicate knowledge of the truth and a decision to stand it on its head. Bullshit is free of both truth and falsehood, the bullshitter unconcerned and ignorant of both but spinning a story nonetheless. There’s a mighty arrogance here and in Trump’s case it has proven to be magnetic and charismatic. Trump seems to be more of a bullshitter than a liar, his narcissism indifferent to what remains outside, true or false, of his own mind. […]

Much of this fragmentation of truth and the methods and words that reveal it have been bred and nurtured in cyberspace where everything indiscriminately finds a place. A great democratization not unlike the chaos of an abyss.

Counterpunch: Manufacturing Normality

As I suggested in these pages previously, what we are experiencing is the pathologization (or the “abnormalization”) of political dissent, i.e., the systematic stigmatization of any and all forms of non-compliance with neoliberal consensus reality. Political distinctions like “left” and “right” are disappearing, and are being replaced by imponderable distinctions like “normal” and “abnormal,” “true” and “false,” and “real” and “fake.” Such distinctions do not lend themselves to argument. They are proffered to us as axiomatic truths, empirical facts which no normal person would ever dream of contradicting.

In place of competing political philosophies, the neoliberal intelligentsia is substituting a simpler choice, “normality” or “abnormality.” The nature of the “abnormality” varies according to what is being stigmatized. Today it’s “Corbyn the anti-Semite,” tomorrow it’s “Sanders the racist crackpot,” or “Trump the Manchurian candidate,” or whatever. That the smears themselves are indiscriminate (and, in many instances, totally ridiculous) belies the effectiveness of the broader strategy, which is simply to abnormalize the target and whatever he or she represents. It makes no difference whether one is smeared as a racist, as Sanders was during the primaries, or as an anti-Semite, as Corbyn has been, or a fascist, as Trump has relentlessly been, or peddlers of Russian propaganda, as Truthout, CounterPunch, Naked Capitalism, and a number of other publications have been … the message is, they are somehow “not normal.” […]

The meaningless binary oppositions that the neoliberal intelligentsia and the corporate media are supplanting traditional opposing political philosophies with (i.e., normal/abnormal, real/fake), in addition to stigmatizing a diversity of sources of non-conforming information and ideas, are also restructuring our consensus reality as a conceptual territory in which anyone thinking, writing, or speaking outside the mainstream is deemed some kind of “deviant,” or “extremist,” or some other form of social pariah. Again, it doesn’t matter what kind, as “deviance” in itself is the point.

Actually, the opposite of deviance is the point. Because this is how “normality” is manufactured. And how consensus reality as a whole is manufactured … and how the manufacturing process is concealed. Apologies for getting all Baudrillardian, but this is actually how this stuff works.

The media’s current obsession with “fake news” conceals the fact that there is no “real news,” and simultaneously produces “real news,” or, rather, the simulation thereof. It does so by means of the binary opposition (i.e., if such a thing as “fake news” exists … then, ipso facto, “real news” exists). Likewise, the focus on “not normalizing Trump” conceals the fact that there is no “normality,” and simultaneously manufactures “normality” … which is always only a simulation.

Similarly, the stigmatization of Trump as a modern-day Hitler, or Mussolini, or some other type of fascist dictator, conceals the fact that the United States is already virtually a one-party system, with concentrated ownership and control of the media, an omnipresent militarized police force, arbitrary enforcement of the rule of law, the maintenance of a more or less permanent state of war, and many other standard features of authoritarian systems of government. At the same time, this projection of “fascism” conjures, or manufactures, its opposite, “democracy” … or the simulation of democracy.

This neoliberal simulation of democracy, and normality, and reality, is what the corporate media, and the entire neoliberal intelligentsia, is desperately working to shore up at the moment, as they took quite a hit with this election mess.

Trailerfest: War of the Planet of the Apes, Bad Kids, Baywatch, 20th Century Women, The Expanse, The Wall

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Erster Trailer zum dritten Planet der Affen mit Woody Harrelson als „ruthless“ Colonel Walter E. Kurtz. Sieht gut aus. US-Release am 14. Juli, deutscher Kinostart am 3. August 2017.

Dazu neue Trailer zur zweiten Staffeln von The Expanse (die erste habe ich noch nicht fertiggeschaut, wird aber zwischen den Jahren mal weggebinged), zum billig-aber-lustig aussehenden Actiontrash Bad Kids, zum Psycho-Kriegsfilm The Wall von Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), zu Baywatch lol, ein hübsches Featurette zu 20th Century Women und ein neuer Trailer zum nach wie vor völlig uninteressant wirkenden Assassins Creed.

War of the Planet of the Apes

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Newsbits:

  • ad_after_death-promofinal_330_500_90Yay! „Writer Scott Snyder and Illustrator Jeff Lemire's A.D.: AFTER DEATH, a three-part epic series published by Image Comics, has been acquired by Sony in a significant deal in a multi-party bidding war, to be developed into a feature film. Snyder and Lemire will serve as Executive Producers on the project.
    A.D. is set in a future where a genetic cure for death has been found. One man, years after the discovery of the cure, starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own mortality. A.D. is the first project Snyder and Lemire, longtime friends and both acclaimed and bestselling comic creators in their own right, have worked on together. This is the first project Lemire has illustrated that he has not also written. Book 1 was published November 2016, with Book 2 available December 21, 2016.“
  • Chucky 7 is a thing: „Writer director Don Mancini is trolling us hard on Twitter, teasing the imminent return of Chucky, a serial killer (Charles Lee Ray) who transferred his soul into the body of a Good Guys Doll back in 1988’s Child’s Play.“
  • Cool: Amazon Studios is Developing Its First Animated Feature, ‘Emily the Strange’
  • Sure why not: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Remake in the Works, Greg Berlanti to Direct: „Deadline reports Warner Bros. is moving forward with their new version of Little Shop of Horrors, with Berlanti at the helm and Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying) writing the script. Marc Platt (La La Land) is producing. Like the 1986 movie, new version will be a musical.“
  • Because ofcourse: ‘Train to Busan’ English-Language Remake Rights Go to Gaumont: „Hit Korean zombie film 'Train to Busan' will be remade in English by French studio Gaumont. The deal was unveiled Wednesday jointly by Gaumont and the film’s Korean distributor-financier Next Entertainment World. The film premiered in the midnight screening section of the Cannes festival in May and attracted immediate sales and remake interest. Fox and Sony were among the Hollywood studios known to have pursued a deal. Bidders also included Studiocanal and EuropaCorp, two French companies that regularly produce English-language genre fare.“

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

Random Auto-Cut-Ups aus William Burroughs' Naked Lunch

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William Burroughs sagte über sein Buch Naked Lunch, die Kapitel darin seien in zufälliger Reihenfolge zu lesen. Auf 23.disturbance.ninja gibt's eine digitale Version davon, jeder Reload spuckt 23 zufällige Sätze des Buches aus und dazu gibt es eine Audiocollage mit 23 zufälligen Samples aus einer Lesung von Burroughs. The ticket explodes again each time you load the page. Bild oben: Collage von William S.Burroughs und Brion Gysin, 1965. (via Dangerous Minds)

nl_france_1959_wrapper1 (The Stomach Tuck is surgical intervention to re-move stomach fat at the same time making a tuck in the abdominal wall, thus creating a flesh corset, which is, however, subject to break and spurt your horrible old guts across the Boor…. The slim and shapely F.C. models are, of course, the most dangerous. In fact, some extreme models are known as O.N.S.— One Night Stands — in the industry.

2 ‘You’re trying to fuck me out of my commission!”

3 “He says yes.”

4 Shoot your way to freedom.

5 “But that’s only one angle. Mescaline, LSD6, deteriorated adrenaline, harmaline can produce an approximat~ schizophrenia. The best stuff is extracted from the blood of schizos; so schizophrenia is likely a drug psychosis. They got a metabolic connection, a Man Within you might say. ( Interested readers are referred to Appendix. )

6 “Carl, when you were doing your military service… There must have been… in fact there were long periods when you found yourself deprived of the uh con-solations and uh facilities of the fair sex. During these no doubt trying and difficult periods you had perhaps a pin up girl? Or more likely a pin up harem? Heh heh heh…”

7 The date palms have died of meet lack, the well filled with dried shit and mosaic of a thousand newspapers: “Russia denies… The Home Secretary views with pathic alarm… The trap was sprung at 12:02. At 12:30 the doctor went out to eat oysters, returned at 2:00 to clap the hanged man jovially on the back. ‘what? Aren’t you dead yet? Guess I’ll have to pull your leg. Haw Haw! Can’t let you choke at this rate — I’d get a warning from the President. And what a disgrace if the dead wagon cart you out alive. My balls would drop off with the shame of it and I apprenticed myself to an experienced ox. One two three pull.’ “

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

Links 9.12.2016: Das rechte Netz, The Age of Anger, Magischer Digitalismus, George Orwell & the Age of Outrage

BR: Rechtes Netz: „BR Data hat anhand der Seite von Pegida Nürnberg einen Teil des rechtspopulistischen Kosmos untersucht und ein Netzwerk identifiziert, in dem etablierte Parteien und Medien kaum mehr eine Rolle spielen.“

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Was die rechtspopulistische Bewegung offensichtlich geschafft hat, ist eine breite Vernetzung von Vereinen, Parteien, Personen. Auch das ist kein Zufall. Pegida-Initiator Lutz Bachmann sagte im November auf einem Kongress des Compact-Magazins: „Es gibt drei Elemente, die wir brauchen: Das eine ist der parlamentarische Arm, was in Deutschland die AfD ist, (…) wir haben den zweiten Arm, das ist Pegida, wir müssen auf der Straße den Druck erhöhen (…). Und dann gibt es einen dritten Arm, das ist die Identitäre Bewegung, das sind die sogenannten (...) Aktivisten, die wirklich was tun. Und wenn diese drei Arme Hand in Hand und Arm in Arm gehen, dann werden wir was bewegen in dem Land.“

Die NPD hat Bachmann in dieser Rede nicht erwähnt. Auch sie spielt aber eine wichtige Rolle. Annähernd 80 Prozent der Anhänger von Pegida Nürnberg gefallen ebenfalls Seiten aus den Clustern AfD, Identitäre Bewegung oder NPD.

Minor Point but yeah: The Verge: FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE MAKE LIES AS PRETTY AS TRUTH: How AMP and Instant Articles camouflage fake news: „While feed formatting isn’t anything new, platforms like Google AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and Apple News are also further breaking down the relationship between good design and credibility. In a platform world, all publishers end up looking more similar than different. That makes separating the real from the fake even harder.“

Sascha Lobo: Wie unser Technik-Aberglaube allen schadet:

Wir erleben in gewisser Weise eine Zeit der Voraufklärung, wenn man von der Notwendigkeit einer neuen, digitalen Aufklärung ausgeht. Wo die Allesversteher gemeinsam mit den Wenigverstehern am Mythos arbeiten, dass alles eine Frage der digitalen Sphäre ist.

Die einen profitieren davon, meist wirtschaftlich oder in Form einer Deutungshoheit über die gesamte Welt: Wir fragen Datenspezialisten nach Erklärungen, die eigentlich Soziologen oder Ökonomen geben müssten. Die anderen profitieren auch davon, meist, weil sie nicht nach eigenen Unzulänglichkeiten oder Verantwortungen für den Zustand und den Wandel der Gesellschaft fragen müssen - sondern als Generalerklärung den magischen Digitalismus anführen können. An dem sie unschuldig sind.

Nur die Welt selbst profitiert nicht, weil Aberglaube, wohlmeinender wie angsterfüllter, immer der schlechteste Wegweiser ist.

Raptitude: Five Things You Notice When You Quit the News:

1) You feel better
2) You were never actually accomplishing anything by watching the news
3) Most current-events-related conversations are just people talking out of their asses
4) There are much better ways to “be informed”
5) “Being concerned” makes us feel like we’re doing something when we’re not

Buzzfeed: Most Americans Who See Fake News Believe It, New Survey Says

Fake news headlines fool American adults about 75% of the time, according to a large-scale new survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for BuzzFeed News. The survey also found that people who cite Facebook as a major source of news are more likely to view fake news headlines as accurate than those who rely less on the platform for news.

This survey is the first large-scale public opinion research study into the fake news phenomenon that has had a sweeping effect on global politics, and that recently caused a gunman to threaten a DC pizza place. The results paint a picture of news consumers with little ability to evaluate the headlines that often fly toward them without context on social media platforms. They also — surprisingly — suggest that consumers are likely to believe even false stories that don’t fit their ideological bias. And the survey calls into question the notion — which Facebook has reportedly begun testing — that consumers themselves can do the work of distinguishing between real and fake news.

The new data comes from an online survey of 3,015 US adults conducted between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1. For more on the methodology, see the bottom of this article. A detailed summary of results to all questions can be found here. Additional calculations can be found here.

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orwellNew Statesman: The age of outrage – Why are we so quick to take offence? The Private Eye editor on Orwell, Trump and the death of debate in post-truth politics.

Orwell said in his diary long before internet trolls had been invented: „We are all drowning in filth. When I talk to anyone or read the writings of anyone who has any axe to grind, I feel that intellectual honesty and balanced judgement have simply disappeared from the face of the earth. Everyone’s thought is forensic, everyone is simply putting a “case” with deliberate suppression of his opponent’s point of view, and, what is more, with complete insensitiveness to any sufferings except those of himself and his friends.“

This was in 1942, when the arguments were about war and peace, life and death, and there were real fascists and Stalinists around rather than, say, people who disagree with you about the possibility of reconciling freedom of movement with access to the single European market.

Orwell also made clear, in an essay called “As I Please” in Tribune in 1944, that what we think of as the new online tendency to call everyone who disagrees with you a fascist is nothing new. He wrote then: „It will be seen that, as used, the word “Fascism” is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee [a Tory group], the 1941 Committee [a left-liberal group], Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley’s broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else.“

When Orwell writes like this about the level of public debate, one is unsure whether to feel relieved at the sense of déjà vu or worried about the possibility of history repeating itself, not as farce, but as tragedy again.

Guardian: Welcome to the age of anger: „we cannot understand this crisis because our dominant intellectual concepts and categories seem unable to process an explosion of uncontrolled forces.“

One of the first people to notice the disturbing complex of emotions we now see among self-seeking individuals around the world was Alexis de Tocqueville – who was already worried in the 1830s that the American promise of meritocracy, its uniformity of culture and manners, and “equality of conditions” would make for immoderate ambition, corrosive envy and chronic dissatisfaction. The passion for equality, he warned, could swell “to the height of fury” and lead many to acquiesce in a curtailment of their liberties, and to long for the rule of a strongman.

As De Tocqueville pointed out, people liberated from old hierarchies “want equality in freedom, and, if they cannot get it, they still want it in slavery.”

We witness a universal frenzy of fear and loathing today because the democratic revolution De Tocqueville witnessed has spread from its American centre to the remotest corners of the world. The rage for equality is conjoined with the pursuit of prosperity mandated by the global consumer economy, aggravating tensions and contradictions in inner lives that are then played out in the public sphere.

“To live in freedom,” De Tocqueville warned, “one must grow used to a life full of agitation, change and danger.” This kind of life is barren of stability, security, identity and honour, even when it overflows with material goods. Nevertheless, it is now commonplace among people around the world that rational considerations of utility and profit – the needs of supply chains and the imperatives of quarterly shareholder returns – uproot, humiliate and render obsolete.

The widespread experience of the maelstrom of modernity has only heightened the lure of ressentiment. Many new individuals now “live in freedom”, in De Tocqueville’s words, even as they are enslaved by finely integrated political, economic and cultural powers: the opaque workings of finance capital, the harsh machinery of social security, juridical and penal systems, and the unrelenting ideological influence of the media and the internet.

Never have so many free individuals felt so helpless – so desperate to take back control from anyone they can blame for their feeling of having lost it. It should not be surprising that we have seen an exponential rise in hatred of minorities, the main pathology induced by political and economic shocks. These apparent racists and misogynists have clearly suffered silently for a long time from what Albert Camus called “an autointoxication – the evil secretion, in a sealed vessel, of prolonged impotence”. It was this gangrenous ressentiment, festering for so long in places such as the Daily Mail and Fox News, that erupted volcanically with Trump’s victory.

Landgericht Hamburg illegalisiert Links

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hamburgLOL Hamburg Du Otto: LG Hamburg verschärft Linkhaftung: „In seinem nunmehr vorliegenden, sehr ausführlich begründeten Beschluss (Az. 310 O 402/16) vom 18.11.2016 bestätigte das Landgericht Hamburg die Rechtsprechung des EuGH und entschied, dass auch die bloße Verlinkung auf eine nicht lizenzierte Fotografie eine eigene Urheberrechtsverletzung sein kann. Dies soll insbesondere dann gelten, wenn der Webseiten-Betreiber mit Gewinnerzielungsabsicht handelt. Nach Ansicht des Landgerichts Hamburg soll es dabei nicht auf die Gewinnerzielungsabsicht bezüglich des konkreten Links, sondern auf die verlinkende Webseite im Ganzen ankommen.“

Hier ein paar weiterführende Links dazu.

[update] Aus dem Impressum von justiz.hamburg.de: „Das Justizportal Hamburg enthält auch Links und Verweise auf Websiteangebote Dritter. Die Verantwortung für diese fremden Inhalte liegt ausschließlich bei dem Anbieter, der diese Inhalte bereithält.“

Kommentar auf Heise.de:

Wie wäre es denn, wenn wir alle morgen ein Mail, ein Fax oder einen Brief an das Landgericht Hamburg schicken (Achtung, Link: http://justiz.hamburg.de/2691708/gerichte-hamburg-kontakt/) mit folgendem Inhalt:

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

gerne würde ich über ihren Beschluss vom 18. November (Az. 310 O 402/16) auf meiner Internetseite berichten. Im Rahmen der Berichterstattung möchte ich auch einen Link auf ihre Rechtsprechungsdatenbank hinterlegen, damit sich die Leser meines Berichts ein Bild über die Rechtsprechung ihres Hauses machen können.

Da ich nicht über Einsicht in alle ihre Vertragsangelegenheiten habe und somit nicht feststellen kann, ob für manche Medien auf ihrer Seite die Nutzungsrechte evtl. zeitlich beschränkt waren, komme ich auf diesem Wege meiner Pflicht zur Nachforschung nach und möchte mich bei Ihnen als Seitenbetreiber vergewissern, dass sie die entsprechenden Rechte zur Veröffentlichung haben.

Zur Vermeidung späterer Rechtsnachteile bitte ich hiermit im Sinne ihres o.g. Beschlusses um schriftliche Bestätigung, dass zum derzeitigen Zeitpunkt sämtliche auf den von ihnen verwalteten Internetseiten verwendeten Medien und Texte frei von Rechten Dritter sind. Weiterhin bitte ich um unaufgeforderte Bestätigung des Fortbestehens der Rechtmäßigkeit, sofern sie Inhalte ändern oder ergänzen.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

„Postfaktisch“ ist Wort des Jahres

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pfDie Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache hat „postfaktisch“ zum Wort des Jahres gewählt, nachdem bereits das Oxford Dictionary vor ein paar Wochen das Wort „Post-Truth“ zu deren Favorite 2016 erkoren hatte. „Brexit“ landete auf Platz 2, was für ein deutsches Wort des Jahres dann doch erstaunlich ist, genau wie „Social Bots“ auf der 6. Und „Oh, wie schön ist Panama“ landete nur auf Platz 10.

Aus der Pressemitteilung: GfdS wählt »postfaktisch« zum Wort des Jahres 2016.

Das Wort des Jahres 2016 ist postfaktisch. Diese Entscheidung traf am Mittwochabend eine Jury der Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) in Wiesbaden. Sie richtet damit das Augenmerk auf einen tiefgreifenden politischen Wandel.

Das Kunstwort postfaktisch, eine Lehnübertragung des amerikanisch-englischen post truth, verweist darauf, dass es in politischen und gesellschaftlichen Diskussionen heute zunehmend um Emotionen anstelle von Fakten geht. Immer größere Bevölkerungsschichten sind in ihrem Widerwillen gegen »die da oben« bereit, Tatsachen zu ignorieren und sogar offensichtliche Lügen bereitwillig zu akzeptieren. Nicht der Anspruch auf Wahrheit, sondern das Aussprechen der »gefühlten Wahrheit« führt im »postfaktischen Zeitalter« zum Erfolg (ausführliche Worterklärung am Ende dieser Pressemitteilung von Jochen A. Bär).

Die Wörter des Jahres 2016
1. postfaktisch
2. Brexit
3. Silvesternacht
4. Schmähkritik
5. Trump-Effekt
6. Social Bots
7. schlechtes Blut
8. Gruselclown
9. Burkiniverbot
10. Oh, wie schön ist Panama

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Trailer

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Gleich zwei Trailer (US und international) zu Spider-Man: Homecoming von Jon Watts (Clown, Cop Car) mit Tom Holland als Peter Parker. Hier erstmal der US-Trailer, der gestern bei Jimmy Kimmel premierte:

Tom Holland hatte seinen ersten Auftritt als Netzschwinger bereits in Captain America: Civil War und ich mag Holland in der Rolle der Spinne tatsächlich lieber, als den etwas zögerlichen Tobey Maguire oder Andrew Garfields schlacksigen Spidey. Ich bin allerdings kein großer Fan vom Mecha-Vulture mit Helm, wobei Michael Keaton da sicher trotzdem einiges reißen wird.

Und wenn ich den Trailer richtig deute und den ersten Auftritt im Cap-Film dazunehme, ersparen sie uns anscheinend diesmal einen dritten Aufguss der tausendmal erzählten Origin-Story. Good.

Ich bin sehr gespannt, was Marvel mit Spider-Man anstellen werden, nachdem es Sony mit den Amazing Spideys so mittelverkackt hatten (wobei ich mir die immer noch gerne angesehen habe, I'm a sucker for Comicbook-Movies). Der Film läuft hierzulande am 6. Juli 2017 in den Kinos.

Hier noch der international Trailer mit ein paar weiteren Bildern: Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

Black Mirror als EC-Comic-Cover

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Butcher Billys neueste Illus: Black Mirror im Stil alter EC-Comics (und ein paar weitere Motive mit Milch-Moss und Satans-Zuck). Ich schätze mal, das wird am Ende eine ganze Serie mit Motiven aus Brookers Über-SciFi-Serie, wenn die komplett und auf Billys Behance auftaucht, mach' ich nochmal ’nen Hinweis. Die Motive gibt's schonmal auf seinen Redbubbles als Shirts.

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

Links 8. 12. 2016: Schadenfreude with Bite, Dr. Jordan Petersons Free Speech Debate und Florian Cramer über Dark Enlightment und die Alt-Right

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Hochinteressanter Vortrag von Florian Cramer über die Alt-Right, Neo-Reaktionismus und das Dark Enlightment: „A lecture by Florian Cramer on the alt-right in which he maps all the connections between Breitbart, Trump, 4chan, white supremacist and neo-nazi movements and neo-reactionaries.“ Lokale Kopie: http://www.nerdcore.de/video/cramer_altright.mp4.

London Review of Books mit gleich vier Büchern über Trolle: Schadenfreude with Bite. Eins davon, Whitney Phillips' This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, habe ich mir umgehend bestellt.

this-is-why-we-cant-have-nice-things-mapping-the-relationship-between-online-trolling-and-mainstream-culture-by-whitney-phillipsSociological analyses of ‘online deviancy’ tend to focus on such traits as Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy and sadism. Phillips debunks all this. It does little more, she says, than redescribe the phenomena with a particular moral accent, while asking us to take for granted the meaningfulness of the categories (‘deviancy’, ‘personality type’) used. Instead, she stresses the role of mainstream culture, arguing that trolls are ‘agents of cultural digestion’.

The dissociation and detached humour of trolling subcultures is perhaps best displayed in the extraordinary variety of jokes and memes about 9/11. Phillips believes this is an outgrowth of the cynicism that pervades the heavily mediated culture of the US. The television coverage of 9/11 and its aftermath consisted in 15-second snippets of horror and atrocity sandwiched between prolonged stretches of ‘rubbish’, in such a way as to provoke ironic detachment. The Bush administration extended the invitation to dissociate. ‘Stuff happens,’ Donald Rumsfeld said with psychopathic cheer in response to chaotic scenes of destruction in occupied Iraq; ‘Now watch this drive,’ Bush said, returning to his golf swing after delivering a sober message about the need to resist terrorism. After a brief interval of ‘moral seriousness’, the administration urged the people to have fun and go shopping, while driving up panic with colour-coded terror alerts. The affective gap formed in this period may have been widened by trolls, but they didn’t create it.

Infotext zum Buch:

Internet trolls live to upset as many people as possible, using all the technical and psychological tools at their disposal. They gleefully whip the media into a frenzy over a fake teen drug crisis; they post offensive messages on Facebook memorial pages, traumatizing grief-stricken friends and family; they use unabashedly racist language and images. They take pleasure in ruining a complete stranger's day and find amusement in their victim's anguish. In short, trolling is the obstacle to a kinder, gentler Internet. To quote a famous Internet meme, trolling is why we can't have nice things online. Or at least that's what we have been led to believe. In this provocative book, Whitney Phillips argues that trolling, widely condemned as obscene and deviant, actually fits comfortably within the contemporary media landscape. Trolling may be obscene, but, Phillips argues, it isn't all that deviant. Trolls' actions are born of and fueled by culturally sanctioned impulses -- which are just as damaging as the trolls' most disruptive behaviors.

Phillips describes, for example, the relationship between trolling and sensationalist corporate media -- pointing out that for trolls, exploitation is a leisure activity; for media, it's a business strategy. She shows how trolls, "the grimacing poster children for a socially networked world," align with social media. And she documents how trolls, in addition to parroting media tropes, also offer a grotesque pantomime of dominant cultural tropes, including gendered notions of dominance and success and an ideology of entitlement. We don't just have a trolling problem, Phillips argues; we have a culture problem. This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things isn't only about trolls; it's about a culture in which trolls thrive.

University of Toronto Free Speech Debate: „Here is the debate held Nov 19 at 9:30 am at the University of Toronto on Free Speech, Political Correctness and Bill C-16. Participants included Dean David Cameron, who introduced the debate. Mayo Moran, a law professor, who moderated it, psychology Professor Jordan B Peterson, speaking out against the legislation, and Professors Brenda Cossman and Mary Bryson, who defended it.“

C2CJournal: ‘We’re teaching university students lies’ – An interview with Dr Jordan Peterson (Kontext)

Do you believe that society should draw the line at all when it comes to limitations on hate speech?

No. Hate speech laws are wrong. The question – not a question, but THE question – is ‘who gets to define hate?” That’s not to say there’s no such thing as hate speech – clearly there is. Hate speech laws repress, and I mean that in the psycho-analytical sense. They drive [hate speech] underground. It’s not a good idea, because things get ugly when you drive them underground. They don’t disappear, they just fester, and they’re not subject to correction. I made these videos, and they have been subject to a tremendous amount of correction over the last six weeks. I don’t just mean from my public response, but also partly from the university’s response, partly from a group of friends who have been reviewing my videos and criticizing them to death. This is why free speech is so important. You can struggle to formulate some argument, but when you throw it out into the public, there’s a collective attempt to modify and improve that. So with the hate speech issue – say someone’s a Holocaust denier, because that’s the standard routine – we want those people out there in the public so you can tell them why they’re historically ignorant, and why their views are unfounded and dangerous. If you drive them underground, it’s not like they stop talking to each other, they just don’t talk to anyone who disagrees with them. That’s a really bad idea and that’s what’s happening in the United States right now. Half of the country doesn’t talk to the other half. Do you know what you call people you don’t talk to? Enemies.

They are not wrong, but they are not right either: The Outline: MEMES DO NOT MATTER – Pepe didn't swing the election: „We remember memes like swarming insects. They move with such frenetic grace that our primitive eyes struggle to pin down anything but the mass itself, a survival strategy used by the vermin of the world to evade predation. As Mao once said, 'All memes are paper tigers.'“ Ofcourse Pepe didn't swing any Election. But he gave Aesthetics to the Narrative and made it sexy to imitate aka memify in the process and that played no small part.

brandenburg-clintonDispatches from the alternate Universe where Hillary Clinton won – There's a massive graveyard of content celebrating Hillary Clinton's historic win. Here are some excerpts.

JONATHAN CHAIT (writer and columnist, New York magazine)

Sparing the Republic from the whims of a twisted maniac is no small triumph. Clinton’s skeptics have already been denying credit for her expected victory by noting that she benefited from facing the least popular major party nominee in history, and that a normal Republican could have defeated her. This misses the extraordinary nature of the opposition that produced this unpopularity in the first place. Clinton has absorbed 25 years of relentless and frequently crazed hate directed at her husband, compounded by her status as a feminist symbol, which made her the subject of additional loathing. Her very real missteps were compounded by a press corps that treated her guilt as an unexamined background assumption. She is almost certainly the first president to survive simultaneous leak-attacks by both a faction of rogue right-wing FBI agents and Russian intelligence.

Reason.com: The Triumph of Falsehood – Truth struggles when people prefer to believe the lies.

Being wrong about candidates generally costs you nothing, unlike being deluded about more practical matters. If you think you can fly, you will get a painful lesson when you leap off your roof. But if you believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim—as more than half of Republican primary voters did—you suffer no injury from indulging that fantasy.

In fact, you gain something: a powerful sense of connection with others who share your outlook. For most people who have great interest in politics, argued George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan in his 2007 book, The Myth of the Rational Voter, ideology is a form of religion, and its disciples act more on faith than on evidence.

"Human beings want their religion's answers to be true," he wrote, and stick to them in the face of contradictory information. We have little reason to behave differently on Election Day. "Why control your knee-jerk emotional and ideological reactions if you can't change the outcome?" asked Caplan.

😱 NPR: Students Have 'Dismaying' Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds.

Middle school, high school and college students in 12 states were asked to evaluate the information presented in tweets, comments and articles. More than 7,800 student responses were collected.

In exercise after exercise, the researchers were "shocked" — their word, not ours — by how many students failed to effectively evaluate the credibility of that information.

The students displayed a "stunning and dismaying consistency" in their responses, the researchers wrote, getting duped again and again. They weren't looking for high-level analysis of data but just a "reasonable bar" of, for instance, telling fake accounts from real ones, activist groups from neutral sources and ads from articles.

The Awl: The Day The Laughter Died – Will anything ever be funny again now that Donald Trump has won the presidency?

In recognizing comedy’s limits, we should be left with a sense that all of civil government, all of ethics, all of civilization is at stake. We stand with one foot over the edge of an abyss, and the answer is not to avert our gaze, stifle a helpless giggle, and pretend things are all right. Even those of us who have laughed ourselves into a state of despairing skepticism have reason to remain brave and hopeful in our struggles for what is good and right. Otherwise we will lapse into cynicism and indifference, chiding one another for our mistakes and chuckling to ourselves about the impossibility of altering this untenable state of affairs. Comedy isn’t some all-powerful messianic force that can alter the course of history, but it’s right to expect that our comedians will continue alerting us, their voices increasingly strident and urgent, to the fires off in the distance. We must heed their warnings, and extinguish these blazes before it’s too late.

Poynter: 86 pieces of journalism wisdom published in the month since the election.

CJR staff writer David Uberti wrote this three days after the election: „It feels as if we’ve collectively aged years over the past three days, as a cascade of takes on what the hell journalism got wrong has distracted the press from the important work of figuring out how to cover a potentially dangerous Trump presidency. We’ve done what we do best: made the story of 2016 about ourselves. Narcissistic self-immolation is the ideal form of suicide for an industry distrusted by the public but thirsty for post-election content.“

Looking ahead, here are 86 good deep dives from people — some journalists, some not — that I’ve collected over the past month. The topic: What’s been done, and what journalists can (or should) do next.

Obey the Nerdcore-Shirt Xmas-Sale!

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Wir haben noch ein paar Restbestände an Nerdcore-Shirts, die müssen raus und es ist ja Weihnachten und nix schenkt sich besser weg als ein Shirt mit dem Logo des beknacktesten Blogs der Welt drauf und 50% sind völlig unschlagbar jetz mal ehrlich kauft konsumiert macht das Lager leer gebt Geld aus und kauft dann noch eins weil billig billig alles muss raus!

Das Shirt mit dem klassischen CMYK-Logo gibt's noch ein paar mal aber leider nur in S, das Propellerdude-Shirt gibt's noch in S, M und L, das graue Shirt mit dem Outline-Logo gibt's noch in allen Größen und das They-Live-Motiv gibt's noch in S-XL und alle kosten nur noch grob 'nen Zehner von daher: Kauft kauft billig billig vom Konsum her OBEY!

EinesTages über das SO36 in Berlin

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spOnline EinesTages mit hübscher Bilderstrecke über den legendären Berliner Punk-Club SO36: „An Heiligabend 1981 standen mehrere Hundert Punks im SO36, in der Oranienstraße 190 in Berlin-Kreuzberg. 'Weihnachten mit Heino' hieß das Motto des Abends. Es spielten Bands wie Prinz Heinrich und die Engelsärsche, Deutsch Polnische Aggression und Soilent Grün, die kurz darauf Die Ärzte hießen. Die Punks waren frustriert und betrunken. Scheiß-Weihnachten. Bierbüchsen flogen auf die Bühne.“

Bild oben: DK in Berlin, „Lärm, Schweiß und Wahnsinn - 'das beste Konzert war für mich das der Dead Kennedys', sagt Bettina Köster, Sängerin von Malaria!. Für den Gig am 10. Dezember 1982 war Jello Biafra und seinen Kollegen aus San Francisco eine Mindestgage in Höhe von 7232 D-Mark zugesichert worden. Der Eintritt an der Abendkasse kostete 15 Mark. Ein Kritiker des 'Tagesspiegel' schrieb über die Gitarren-Riffs der Punkband, sie würden 'beschleunigt wie Hitchcocks Horrorzug, dessen Lokführer dem Wahnsinn anheim gefallen ist.'“

Die Bilder stammen aus dem Jubiläums-Band SO36: 1978 bis heute.

51h7xxd2jlDas SO36 in Berlin-Kreuzberg ist seit fast 40 Jahren ein magischer Ort für krasse Musik, linksradikale Politik, wilde Exzesse und heftige Flashs. Ein Ort für Punks, Hippies, Burner, Hedonisten, Homos, Heteros und andere Lichtgestalten. Das SO ist Symbol eines wütenden ­Stadtteils – Hausbesetzer vs. Bullen, Kiezmiliz, Soliaktionen, politischer Kampf.

Der opulente Jubiläumsband versammelt brutal chronologisch die Geschichten und Bilder, die diesem Ort entsprungen sind – eine Zeitreise durch die Punkgeschichte. Doch es geht um weitaus mehr als um eine Revue: Es wird auch die Frage verhandelt, warum der ­dreckige Punkschuppen oder schillernde Nachtclub das alles eigentlich überlebt hat. Ob Ratinger Hof oder CBGB’s – versunken, fast vergessen. Das SO36 aber bietet noch heute die Möglichkeit zur Ekstase, verpflichtet sich der Irritation. Der über 400 Seiten starke Bildband, ein fotolastiger Punk-Brocken, ist Rückblick und Anstiftung zugleich.

Eine Zeitreise durch die ­Subkulturgeschichte Deutschlands, unter anderem mit Wolfgang Müller (Die Tödliche Doris), Claus Ritter (Male), Frieder Butzmann, Frank Z. (Abwärts), Bettina Köster (Malaria), Charly Harper (UK SUBS), Mark Reeder (Die Unbekannten), Volker Hauptvogel (MDK), Henry Rollins (Black FLag), Johnny Bottrop (Terrorgruppe), Rahel Kindermann (She-Devils), Lou Koller (Sick of it All), Roger Miret (Agnostic Front), Ipek Ipekcioglu, Elvira Westwärts, Fatma Souad, Page Hamilton (Helmet) und Sookee.

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…