For a sharable, interactive visualization of global inequality, we present this explorable viewer for the WTID. See how the income of the wealthiest classes have evolved, and how much greater wealth the top 1% have compared to the rest of society in each country.
#normcore and the whatever singularity
Normcore doesn’t want the freedom to become someone. Normcore wants the freedom to be with anyone.
K-Hole, Youth Mode: A Report on Freedom
Does one ever escape alone from the prison of the Self?
Tiqqun, How is it to be done?
Agamben got it right all along: the fractal-like proliferation of dispositifs paradoxically begets desubjectivation. When everyone is constantly caught up in apparatuses of identification and classification, then being whatever, being without qualities, escapes from the terror of individuality, where marketing and security become indistinguishable, toward a common beyond predicates. In the future, the black bloc wears GAP.
In an overwhelming majority of cases, these complex, dynamic interactions of cheaper energy, less expensive raw materials, and cheaper manufacture have resulted in such ubiquitous ownership of an increasing range of products and more frequent use of a widening array of services that even the most impressive relative weight reductions accompanying these consumption increases could not be translated into any absolute cuts in the overall use of materials. Indeed, there can be no doubt that relative dematerialization has been a key (and not infrequently the dominant) factor promoting often massive expansion of total material consumption.
Less has thus been an enabling agent of more.”
Vaclav Smil, Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization