"Power itself must be abolished—and not solely because of a refusal to be dominated, which is at the heart of all traditional struggles—but also, just violently, in the refusal to dominate. Intelligence cannot, can never be in power because intelligence consists of this double refusal."

jean baudrillard, the agony of power (via becoming-vverevvolf)

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belacqui:

Yayoi Kusama, Flame (1992)

belacqui:

Yayoi Kusama, Flame (1992)

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explore-blog:

Susan Sontag on beauty vs. interestingness – fantastic read

explore-blog:

Susan Sontag on beauty vs. interestingness – fantastic read

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new-aesthetic:

Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied on a Whole City - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic

In a secret test of mass surveillance technology, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sent a civilian aircraft* over Compton, California, capturing high-resolution video of everything that happened inside that 10-square-mile municipality. 

Compton residents weren’t told about the spying, which happened in 2012. “We literally watched all of Compton during the times that we were flying, so we could zoom in anywhere within the city of Compton and follow cars and see people,” Ross McNutt of Persistence Surveillance Systems told the Center for Investigative Reporting, which unearthed and did the first reporting on this important story. The technology he’s trying to sell to police departments all over America can stay aloft for up to six hours. Like Google Earth, it enables police to zoom in on certain areas. And like TiVo, it permits them to rewind, so that they can look back and see what happened anywhere they weren’t watching in real time. 

If it’s adopted, Americans can be policed like Iraqis and Afghanis under occupation–and at bargain prices. 

Persistence Surveillance Systems is the company behind the technology, as previously featured on One Visible Future.

new-aesthetic:

Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied on a Whole City - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic

In a secret test of mass surveillance technology, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sent a civilian aircraft* over Compton, California, capturing high-resolution video of everything that happened inside that 10-square-mile municipality. Compton residents weren’t told about the spying, which happened in 2012. “We literally watched all of Compton during the times that we were flying, so we could zoom in anywhere within the city of Compton and follow cars and see people,” Ross McNutt of Persistence Surveillance Systems told the Center for Investigative Reporting, which unearthed and did the first reporting on this important story. The technology he’s trying to sell to police departments all over America can stay aloft for up to six hours. Like Google Earth, it enables police to zoom in on certain areas. And like TiVo, it permits them to rewind, so that they can look back and see what happened anywhere they weren’t watching in real time. If it’s adopted, Americans can be policed like Iraqis and Afghanis under occupation–and at bargain prices.
Persistence Surveillance Systems is the company behind the technology, as previously featured on One Visible Future.

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vanished:

Mark Lyon - Landscapes for the People

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nevver:

Life in Hell

nevver:

Life in Hell

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Fenced by Airicsson on Flickr.

Fenced by Airicsson on Flickr.

wetheurban:

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photos of Abandoned Shopping Malls by Seph Lawless

Ohio-based photographer Seph Lawless has documented two abandoned malls which were once gleaming symbols of the US’s booming economy.

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"The super-ego, however [makes it look] … as if the ego … were responsible … for the destructive intentions … and … chastises these destructive intentions that they are … an actual substitution of hate for love.

the ego defends itself … against the instigations of the murderous id and against the reproaches of the punishing conscience. It succeeds in holding in check at least the most brutal actions of both sides; the first outcome is interminable self-torment"

Sigmund Freud   (via alterities)

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new-aesthetic:

X-Ray Scan Reveals 513 Migrants in 2 Trucks - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com

When police ran X-ray scanners over two cargo trucks at a checkpoint in southeastern Mexico on Tuesday, they made a surprising discovery: Inside the trailer were the ghostly shadows of 513 migrants — some suffering from dehydration — packed together in near-suffocating conditions. The police released an image of the harrowing scan, which shows how migrants sat in tight bundles or stood clutching cargo straps for hours of clandestine travel from beyond Mexico’s border with Guatemala.)

new-aesthetic:

X-Ray Scan Reveals 513 Migrants in 2 Trucks - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com

When police ran X-ray scanners over two cargo trucks at a checkpoint in southeastern Mexico on Tuesday, they made a surprising discovery: Inside the trailer were the ghostly shadows of 513 migrants — some suffering from dehydration — packed together in near-suffocating conditions. The police released an image of the harrowing scan, which shows how migrants sat in tight bundles or stood clutching cargo straps for hours of clandestine travel from beyond Mexico’s border with Guatemala.
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friday. by (x)99. on Flickr.

friday. by (x)99. on Flickr.

SN200315 by ]ezra[ on Flickr.

SN200315 by ]ezra[ on Flickr.