Tag: Micha Cárdenas

Group D Anomymity

I first want to bring up my sense of confusion or lack of correct understanding on the connection between the ability of anonymity on the Internet and Transgender, Non Gender, POC. As a straight white male I’m very cognizant to the fact that I have bias, or a lack of ability to understand some of these connections based on personal…

Group D The End of the Book

On hackers: “They descend below this surface layer and into the netherworld of code and tangled nam-shubs that supports it, where everything that you see in the Metaverse, no matter how lifelike and beautiful and three-dimensional, reduces to a simple text file: a series of letters on an electronic page”(350) — I felt like this passage exemplified some of the…

a lot of thoughts that might not make sense – Group D

  First, I wanted to write that I am struggling with the words ‘necropolitics’ and ‘necropower’ because they appear redundant. Necro- is the prefix meaning death, but adding ‘death’ symbol to ‘politicals’ or ‘power’ symbol might be repetitive because I feel like death is embedded in power and politics from their configuration?? Is the use of this prefix to emphasize…

Shifting and Passing: A Form of Identity

“Shifting is a form of communication, of media, because anything that can change state can carry information, and further, the transformation of bodies is often facilitated by the addition of technologies to a body, such as administered hormones or lipstick.” “What matters most is not the moment of being opaque or invisible, or the moment of being visible and therefore…