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October 6, 2018 - Comments Off on short-term profits

short-term profits

“These short-term profits are meant to line the pockets of short-sighted prophets.”

- Sam DuRegger

September 9, 2018 - Comments Off on professional skin

professional skin

“It is still your work or the role that finally gives you your definition in our society, and the thousands upon thousands of people who I believe are like me are those who have never found the professional skin to fit the riot in their souls.”

- Seymour Krim
“For My Brothers and Sisters in the Failing Business”

September 9, 2018 - Comments Off on finished me in my fist

finished me in my fist

“I have never really found out and I expect what remains of my life to be one. Long search party for the final me... and I don’t really think that the great day will come when I hold a finished me in my fist and say here you are, congratulations.”

- Seymour Krim
“For My Brothers and Sisters in the Failing Business”

August 29, 2018 - Comments Off on Technology isn’t bad…

Technology isn’t bad…

“Technology isn’t bad. If you know what you want in life, technology can help you get it. But if you don’t know what you want in life, it will be all too easy for technology to shape your aims for you and take control of your life. Especially as technology gets better at understanding humans, you might increasingly find yourself serving it, instead of it serving you.”

- Yuval Noah Hariri

May 31, 2018 - Comments Off on mass culture and postmodernism

mass culture and postmodernism

"Mass culture evolved in two stages. First, it extended its influence into almost every crevice of society; then it began to merge with the rest of social existence, so that the distinction between culture and society grew increasingly uncertain. Politics became increasingly a matter of image, icon, style and spectacle. Commerce and production relied more and more on packaging, design, branding, advertising and public relations. Personal relationships were mediated by technological texts and images. The era of postmodernism had set in. "

Culture by Terry Eagleton

May 31, 2018 - Comments Off on art and the almighty

art and the almighty

"Nobody believes any longer that art can fill the shoes of the Almighty. Culture as a critique of civilisation has been increasingly eroded, undermined among other things by the postmodern prejudice that any such critique must address itself to an illusory social totality from an equally illusory standpoint of absolute knowledge."

Culture by Terry Eagleton

May 31, 2018 - Comments Off on fundamentalism


"By and large, fundamentalism is the creed of those who feel abandoned and humiliated by modernity, and the forces responsible for this pathological state of mind, like those which give birth to multiculturalism, are far from culture in themselves."

Culture by Terry Eagleton

March 30, 2018 - Comments Off on art


"Everyone's art is bullshit... trick is to own the bullshit. Especially since creative expression can sometimes be a shedding of one's own shit, joy, anger, pain, and compassion. Yes it is ours, it is us, but it also isn't anymore. It is it's own thing.

Question is, can we look at our artistic expression with this distance? Knowing others will be looking from their own perspective and interpret something entirely their own.

This is what I mean by a shedding--it has to be shed, so we do not take offense when others critique from their unique tradition, reason, experience, and emotion."

- Sam DuRegger