Playlist-Pros, Future-Pros, Random not Random, Post-Truth und Post-Aesthetics eating Memes

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Zufällige Unzufälligkeiten: A Bird’s-Eye View of Nature’s Hidden Order: „Scientists are exploring a mysterious pattern, found in birds’ eyes, boxes of marbles and other surprising places, that is neither regular nor random.“

Über professionelle Playlist-Zusammensteller: The Playlist Professionals At Apple, Spotify, And Google: „At the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley, small teams of anonymous, hardcore music fans race to solve the record industry’s toughest problem.“

Warum wir alle Futuristen werden sollten: The Future as a Way of Life.

Arguably, we are living [Alvin] Toffler’s future today. Many of us are in a state of shock as social media enables the rise of political figures who we could never imagine as viable presidential candidates, software eats people’s jobs (according to some), massive data leaks allow loosely organized networks of journalists to uncover stories of global crime and corruption, and surveys consistently point to the loss of trust in most institutions across the globe. We are quick to marvel at Toffler’s foresight. I would argue, however, that our “future shock” is highly unevenly distributed. I’m not referring to science fiction writer William Gibson’s comment that “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.” Rather, “future shock” is unevenly distributed in that pockets of our society are not only well prepared for the future but are, in fact, actively and consciously building their desired futures. For them, futures thinking has become an everyday reality, something deeply embedded into their lives, a process in which they have real agency.

Netter Longread über Post-Truth-Politics in Zeiten von Facebook. Für NC-Leser nichts neues, aber gut zusammengefasst: How technology disrupted the truth.

As we can see from the past, the old gatekeepers were also capable of great harm, and they were often imperious in refusing space to arguments they deemed outside the mainstream political consensus. But without some form of consensus, it is hard for any truth to take hold. The decline of the gatekeepers has given Trump space to raise formerly taboo subjects, such as the cost of a global free-trade regime that benefits corporations rather than workers, an issue that American elites and much of the media had long dismissed – as well as, more obviously, allowing his outrageous lies to flourish.

When the prevailing mood is anti-elite and anti-authority, trust in big institutions, including the media, begins to crumble.

Wie sich eine Meme-FB-Gruppe selbst auffrisst: Post Aesthetics and the memetic Marxists – What happens when a Facebook meme group takes itself seriously?

Post Aesthetics was critical about online content. Entire groups emerged just to critique it! All of the members recognized they’d made a community that was actually worth preserving in some reasonable way, and fought hard, though unsuccessfully, to see their visions through. I asked Corey Blackburn if he thought it was ultimately possible to govern an online community as large and dynamic as Post Aesthetics. “Absolutely,” he said, “but governing it with explicitly democratic ideals and maintaining an open-ended environment and maintaining safe space policies and not pissing off weirdos who would want to harass you in ways that might affect your real life? Not possible.”

“But,” he added, “I don’t know if I’d want to be in a group where it is.”

Epilepsie induzierendes Troll-GIF von Gericht zu „tödlicher Waffe“ erklärt

Vor ein paar Monaten bloggte ich den ersten Fall einer erfolgreichen physischen Troll-Attacke durch ein Flacker-GIF, das einen Epilepsie-Anfall bei…

SXSW Torrent 2017

Jedes Jahr stellt das SXSW-Festival Songs und Tracks der dort auftretenden Künstler online und wie jedes Jahr gibt es die…

Outrage is Guilt

Hochinteressantes Paper über Empörung und Schuld mit Implikationen für Callout-Culture, Virtue Signaling und Outrage-Memetik. Psychologen haben anhand der Beispiele „Sweatshop“…

The Internet Warriors

Sehr interessante Mini-Doku von Kyrre Lien, der drei Jahre lang Hater aus Comment-Sections zuhause besucht, befragt und fotografiert hat. Das…

Rechtslinks 7.3.2017: The Great Meme War, The Law of Narrative Gravity und Antifragilität am Beispiel von r/The_Donald

(Pic: Molly Crabapple, „Our country is in good hands“) The Atlantic: The Clickbait Presidency – The Donald Trump conspiracy-theory feedback…

RechtsLinks 4.3.2017: Weaponized Narratives, Humpty Dumpty der Political Correctness und die Paleo-Conservatives for Porn

Sehr interessante Studie von Columbia Journalism Review über unterschiedliche Verhaltensmuster bei der Nutzung von hyper-partisan Websites: Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media…

The Apocalypse of Knowledge

Fascinating read by Geoff Manaugh at Bldgblog: The Coming Amnesia. “What will the scientists of the future see as they…

Media-Company owns Fake-News-Sites for every Bias

Die logische Konsequenz aus Outrage-Memetik, Clickbait und Fake-News: Liberal Society und Conservative 101 sind zwei Media-Websites für Fake-News und gehören…

Die Ästhetik der Alt-Right

Ich hatte am vergangenen Wochenende in meinen RechtsLinks zwei Texte, die ich nochmal einzeln hervorheben will, da sie mir zur…

Fuckopoulos fucks up

Zu Fuckopoulos Downfall ist es recht nützlich zu wissen, dass es vor den Veröffentlichungen der Videos Ankündigungen auf Mailinglisten gab…

4chan – Ein Schlüssel für den Aufstieg Trumps

Ich hatte am Wochenende in meinen RechtsLinks zwei Texte, die ich nochmal einzeln hervorheben will, da sie mir zur Entschlüsselung…