To confuse exceptions with norms.To think of outliers as mainstream.To confuse the noisy game of chance with the linear arrow of fate. As media becomes overwhelming, the sanest people are those that are able to appreciate this and consequently separate signal from noise.
Self-help books suggest that to gain control over ourselves, we must first clear our environment of distractions. But we now live a life where we depend on these distracting devices. If I earn my livelihood by being mediated through a laptop, what do I do? It’s some sort of Pavlov’s dog principle in action. We […]
A political spokesperson cites a meme to target his opponent. The point isn’t about the meme or the target. The point is the callousness, the sheer intellectual ‘fuck you’ of getting away with nonsense on prime time TV. The anchor, the guest intellectual and presumably the audience react with stiff lips, a manufactured performance of […]