Category Archives: Quote Time

Wil Shipley on John Carmack’s Code

Carmack’s code at the time was kind of amazing. In the most complimentary way possible, I call Carmack a “coding insect.” Like how a bee knows how to build a hive, Carmack codes with a complete picture in his head … Continue reading

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Lyotard on the landscape

Whether or not you ‘like’ a landscape is unimportant. It does not ask you for your opinion. If it is there, your opinion counts as nothing. A landscape leaves the mind DESOLATE. It makes lymph (the soul) flow, not blood. … Continue reading

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James Stanescu on the Posthumous Critiques of Mandela

And I worry about the kneejerk reactions of radicals to take the death of someone like Nelson Mandela and go, “Yeah, well, he didn’t topple capitalism while he was at it, so I don’t know what the big deal is.” … Continue reading

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Claire Colebrook on the Anthropocene

That notion that one could completely achieve this moment of a completely flat ontology where I speak as if from nowhere seems to be promised by the anthropocene but is also crossed out by it. So it is always going … Continue reading

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Marcom in A Brief History of Yes

So now it is Maria’s turn to laugh. She laughs. And the girl opens her mouth and all of the laughing animals and not-animals run out of her mouth and into the air–which butterflies and sandhill cranes which hillside songbird … Continue reading

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Samantha Allen on the Transgender Day of Remembrance

On November 20th, we cannot mourn the past without interrogating our present. It’s easy to grieve the dead; it’s harder to come to terms with our complicity in their oppression, with the parts of ourselves that would still regard a … Continue reading

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Lyotard on the human in humans

What shall we call human in humans, the initial misery of their childhood, or their capacity to acquire a ‘second’ nature which, thanks to language, makes them fit to share in communal life, adult consciousness and reason? That the second … Continue reading

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