by Jennifer Matsui edited by O Society October 17, 2019 The question, “What is neoliberalism?” invites a response similar to the old canard about art: “I don’t know what it is, but I know it when I see it.” Unlike art, which seldom rears its head outside a rarified, specially-designated setting, neoliberalism is everywhere, which is … Continue reading Neoliberalism: Dare Not Speak Its Name
The US, UK, and Australia take on Facebook in a bid to undermine the only method to protect our personal information Edward Snowden is a US surveillance whistleblower by Edward Snowden edited by O Society October 16, 2019 In every country of the world, the security of computers keeps the lights on, the shelves stocked, … Continue reading Without encryption, we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground
The ‘disarticulation’ of class results in the loss of the possibility of a structural and therefore truly radical critique of capitalism and instead a billion and one private, individualized and antagonistic identities are unleashed. by Tony McKenna edited by O Society August 15, 2019 Intersectionality is something of a buzzword, both revered and ridiculed. The … Continue reading The Broken Mirror: Intersectionality and the Loss of the Universal
To get everyone up to speed on how we got here, the first two boxcars on this train of thought (or non-thought, as the case may be): Trump Controls the Message Because We Enable Him Who Really Controls the Message? by O Society August 5, 2019 In our last discourse, we discovered Trump generates messages … Continue reading Who Really Controls the Message: Bottlenecks & Amplifiers
https://youtu.be/6oIQPKaN04A by Tim Wu edited by O Society July 5, 2019 You know celebrity is a really mysterious thing that I don’t think anyone fully understands. Why are we so interested in these people who are just people but somehow have come to embody some greater idea. It’s not even that they’re great. I mean … Continue reading Gods and Celebrities: Do Both Obsessions Stem from the Same Impulse?
by O Society June 27, 2019 Our current system will not permit our media to discuss propaganda and metacognition and skepticism in a meaningful way that reaches the masses. As you know, instead we get a phake politainment version of these things called “Russiagate.” As long as our media are driven by dollars, which come … Continue reading “Trump Slump” as Media Hit the Cave Wall
by Max Leyf edited by O Society June 25, 2019 Ours has been called “The Age of Narcissism.” Nobody who can at once participate in, and reflect upon, contemporary society will have any uncertainty as to what this phrase is meant to communicate. Every year sees the release of new means for consumers to capture … Continue reading Narcissism, Idolatry, and Self-Knowledge