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Barbrook, R. (2000). Cyber-communism: how the Americans are superseding capitalism in cyberspace. Science as Culture, 9(1), 5-40. The American openness and spontaneity which led to the development of the internet could not have occurred in the totalitarian Soviet Union. Now, the same forces which allowed the internet to develop are injecting capitalist ideals. Barbrook writes, […]

Striated spaces in the wild

Since our discussion last week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the application of D&G’s theory, particularly about my word striated and smooth spaces. This has helped me start to see that yes, despite some challenges in understanding and applying this material at first, there’s a lot of value here. First, I’d like to talk […]

Is Foucault’s Panopticon actually leading to greater societal non-discipline?

In Foucault’s theory, the panopticon was a disciplinary tactic to ensure conforming to societal norms: This enclosed, segmented space, observed at every point, in l which the individuals are inserted in a fixed place, in which the slightest movements are supervised, in which all events are recorded, in which an uninterrupted work of writing links […]

Writing is really hard

Here’s how writing goes: Get a topic. Write a little bit. Realize you need to do research or whatever to get it working. Hate yourself for producing crap. Procrastinate. Panic. Eat. Feel the muse strike, and let the words pour out of your fingertips onto the page. And that’s about it.