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Leif Weatherby — Irony and Redundancy: The Alt Right, Media Manipulation, and German Idealism
The global alt-right, YouTube, Wittgenstein, postmodern philosophy

“...the self-styled irony of this group is never at odds with deeply held, and usually vile, beliefs. This is because irony and seriousness are not, and have never been, mutually exclusive. The idea that the two cannot cohabit is one of the more obvious weak points of our attempt to get an analytical foothold on the global Alt Right—to do so, we must traverse the den of irony.”

“This type of irony can be manipulated, but also exceeds anyone’s intention, and can be activated accidentally (this part of the theory of irony comes from the German Romantic Friedrich Schlegel, as we will see). It not only amplifies messages, but does so by resignifying, exploiting certain capacities of social media. Donald Trump is the master practitioner of this irony, and Kantbot, I’ll propose, is its media theorist. With this irony, political communication has exited the neoliberal speech regime; the question is how the Left responds.”
irony  alt_right  theory  pop_media_theory  wittgenstein  youtube  media_theory 
2 days ago by gwijthoff
No evens to can’t
Lindsey Graham encourages Donald Trump to refrain from personal attacks and to “aim higher.”
irony  politics 
4 days ago by M.Leddy
The New Wilderness (Idle Words)
Like all Times opinion pieces, his editorial included multiple Google tracking scripts served without the reader’s knowledge or consent. Had he wanted to, Mr. Pichai could have learned down to the second when a particular reader had read his assurance that Google “stayed focused on the products and features that make privacy a reality.”

So why have the gravediggers of online privacy suddenly grown so worried about the health of the patient?

Part of the answer is a defect in the language we use to talk about privacy. That language, especially as it is codified in law, is not adequate for the new reality of ubiquitous, mechanized surveillance.

But as the balance of power between humans and nature shifted, it became clear that wild spaces could not survive without some kind of protection. In 1864 President Lincoln established the first national park, in the Yosemite Valley. In 1902, the European states signed the first environmental treaty, the Convention for the Protection of Birds Useful To Agriculture, which proscribed certain kinds of hunting technology. In 1916, the National Park Service was established, systematizing the role of the Federal government in conserving public land. In 1964, the Wilderness Act established the principle that some spaces should remain substantially free of human activity. And in 1970, Richard Nixon elevated Mother Nature to cabinet rank by creating the Environmental Protection Agency.

In the span of a little more than a century, we went from treating nature as an inexhaustible resource, to defending it piecemeal, to our current recognition that human activity poses an ecological threat to the planet.

None of these harms could have been fixed by telling people to vote with their wallet, or carefully review the environmental policies of every company they gave their business to, or to stop using the technologies in question. It took coordinated, and sometimes highly technical, regulation across jurisdictional boundaries to fix them. In some cases, like the ban on commercial refrigerants that depleted the ozone layer, that regulation required a worldwide consensus.
privacy  irony  nature  environment  agency 
5 weeks ago by craniac
Dr Rob Thompson on Twitter: "Day 1 of Confederate Heritage Month. ...
Day 1 of Confederate Heritage Month. We honor then Captain David G. Farragut, a Southerner who remained loyal to the United States, for his defeat of Confederate traitors at the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip from 18 to 28 April 1862. #ConfederateHeritageMonth
twitter  irony  confederacy  history  @drrobthompson  robthompson  civilwar  usa  slavery 
8 weeks ago by coslinks
John McAfee - Wikipedia
> In a 2012 article in Mensa Bulletin, the magazine of American Mensa, McAfee stated that being the developer of the first commercial anti-virus program has made him "the most popular hacking target," confiding: "Hackers see hacking me as a badge of honor." He added that for his own security he has other people buy his computer equipment for him, uses pseudonyms for setting up computers and logging in, and changes his IP address several times a day.[57] When asked on another occasion if he personally uses McAfee's antivirus software, McAfee replied: "I take it off," and, "It's too annoying."[58]
humor  irony 
9 weeks ago by porejide
Creating a Culture of Customer Centricity - TandemSeven - The Experience Innovation Company
Pithy point of view on #customer #centricity: argues that the key to organization change is [truly] customer-centric #user #research and persona models. To this I'd add #JTBD
pointofview  customer  experience  transformation  centricity  enterprise  brand  Competition  organization  change  user  executive  team  empowerment  irony  research  persona  model  value  proposition 
9 weeks ago by csrollyson
I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter
The pizza dough does not mix well with the sweetness. The icing is sickly sweet, the rolls themselves oddly savory. I was right about the texture — the dough is too tough. I hate them, but I keep eating them. Like I’m somehow destroying Batali’s shitty sexist horcrux in every bite.

I remind myself that is not how recipes work. That isn’t even how dark magic works.
irony  sexism  cooking 
april 2019 by josephholsten

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