Author: Puce

GROUP D BLOG POST: Some serious issues over here

GROUP D BLOG POST: Some serious issues over here PUCE Fantastic article today—huh, fam? Shot me right back to a couple of instances of whitelash—a la Van Jones—that can’t be posed as anything as strongly as it can as the hypocrisy of a dominator culture. Example: Maybe you remember the flack Marvell Studios received for casting Idris Elba, a black…

Group D: Race and Snow Crash

“‘In new media lingo, to ‘transcode’ something is to translate it into another format. The computerization of culture gradually accomplishes similar transcoding in relation to all cultural categories and concepts” (Nakamura, 318). We saw ourselves as machines with the introduction of the assembly line, as reproducible and replaceable parts of the industrial revolution. Now, our perception has shifted to see…

Synaesthesia and Polarities of Consciousness [GROUP D]

Synaesthesia and Polarities of Consciousness PUCE   Making the invisible visible, through closure translating signifiers into the signified, is, I think, a trait of all media used artfully—not just comics. Where comics have illustrated signs, movies have photographed ones, and poetry has written ones. The aspect-to-aspect of the comic is the quick cut montage of the movie, the stream of…

New Outlook on Singularity and Technologization, Through Artist-Activist Lens

What is of greater import than the commercial uses of dataveillance is its methods. Martial costs are obscured by commerce’s benefits. We see the sunny side of a demented coin. Dataveillance tranquilizes and propagates ignorance and immobility in the guise of user-friendly interfaces. We seemingly keep ourselves where potential oppressors want us, in the crowd of proletariat workers occasionally exercising…