Bas Grasmayer
Bas Grasmayerhas quoted5 years ago
Politicians in Europe are more afraid of financial markets than of their own people.
thebookishome
thebookishomehas quoted2 years ago
Jokes are an active, living and mobile form of disobedience
Bas Grasmayer
Bas Grasmayerhas quoted5 years ago
a state of permanent crisis, either looming or actual, is normalized. Capitalism is then established as “the only viable political and economic system” to the extent that “it is now impossible even to imagine a coherent alternative to it.”
Olga Subbotina
Olga Subbotinahas quoted11 days ago
The mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr Kristinsson, is a comedian; his party, the Best Party, became popular by parodying ruling politicians
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but they do more or less solve two out of the three criteria that, according to Dawkins, determine a meme’s success: longevity and copying-fidelity. Longevity of a meme in a digital network is in most cases guaranteed; a file may very well never be erased, and exist as long as the server exists that stores it. Then, copy-fidelity is guaranteed if a meme spreads by forwarding and reblogging a digital original.
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meme can tap into a collective memory and transform the “outcome” of a commonly held starting point to different ends.
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The sentences that are thus part of the image create some kind of strange loop or self-reference; but they also involve tacit knowledge on the part of the viewer.
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Memes are not phenomena of language; they are phenomena with language.
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Mason contends that “[for] activists, memes create a kind of rough alternative to representative democracy.”
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Memes play a distinct role in protest; they seem to be to the resistance of today what “political posters” were to yesterday—the embodiment of shared ideas in a community
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Zuckerman contends that it is inherently fruitful to embed messages of political activism within widely popular online platforms, so that subversive content can’t be easily isolated by authoritarians.
Lera Shapika
Lera Shapikahas quotedlast month
A question shapes itself in the early morning hours. Is it possible that graphic design has only one thing left to do, which is posting itself on the internet? And—to go a little bit further—is it possible that jokes have an untapped political power, which was historically always present but never so useful and necessary as now? Could, then, the leftovers of graphic design be turned into jokes? Might—through this re-allegiance—design rediscover actual societal impact? Can jokes scale? Can they supersize?
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted4 months ago
Jokes are a continuation of politics by other memes.
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted4 months ago
The troika already has the power of the sword—that is, the police and military protecting the buildings where politicians and the delegates gather to take all the decisions which no one wants.
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted4 months ago
common sense-making
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted4 months ago
Such subliminal advertisements harboured a secret dialogue between their official content and suppressed, hidden content, but not as an expression of worker solidarity - the goal was to sell more products
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted4 months ago
Condescending Wonka”, Quickmeme
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted4 months ago
A governing class of bankers is extremely keen on being seen as simply those who know best—the smartest guys in the room, to quote the title of a documentary about Enron.
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted4 months ago
Mark Fisher, "Reality Management: Hack-gate, Hari, Milibot and the Cyber War," Open Democracy, July 8, 2011, http://www.opendemocr
Юлия Данилова
Юлия Даниловаhas quoted4 months ago
Ed Miliband These Strikes Are Wrong
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