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CARD EXTRAVAGANZA

I decided to bring back the corniness of my Pay It Forward-happy-message-money signment this week. Corniness has a nice symmetry, a symmetry that seems to round things off—like a balloon or a sitcom episode, you know, happy circles. Yeah. So, … Continue reading

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An Archive of Nightmares

Cornelia Vismann, Files ∆ This nonerasable file […] remains the final threat for the functionaries of the Stasi apparatus. Their last and only hope is that their files may be canceled on Judgment Day, when our sins are erased (exaleiphein) … Continue reading

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Door-to-Door Spamming

“…spamming is the project of leveraging information technology to exploit existing gatherings of attention.” – Finn Brunton, “Introduction: The Shadow History of the Internet.” Today, walking home from Crazy Mocha, I realized that I needed to check my mail, a … Continue reading

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Code(s)

“Any printed book is, as a matter of fact, both the product of one complex set of social and technological processes and also the starting point for another.” -Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book   “Hermeneutic Code…all those units … Continue reading

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