Tag Archives: Jonathan McIntosh

a little truth to power

The pop culture hacker. Really a post-modern artist and a critic of capitalism, the entire apparatus of the Evil Empire in all its ugly glory and self rationalizations and justifications for the dirty deeds and power to make others do … Continue reading

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advertising is pop culture

Are we all part of the Society of the Spectacle, embedded and enmeshed in a vague relationship with internal and external reality all mediated by images, a series of disruptions with no coherent pattern giving us the impression of being … Continue reading

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plasticity and re-mix

Plasticity a term from Sergei Eisenstein that referred to the fluidity and creative potential of animation that extended more profoundly than mere visual surface. It is the conflict of images in a montage of attraction in which the plasticity generates … Continue reading

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ambition gap

You can’t expect these women to be the Jackie Robinson’s of Silicon Valley. If they want to swar and cuss and piss on the walls of their office. Well. Who cares? The stereotyped role of being self-effacing, demure, caring and … Continue reading

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Lego: innocence engineering

Evidently, Lego toys are darker and more complex than consumers are willing to admit. Early in the twentieth-century, Sigmund Freud spilled the beans that even young infants¬† harbored violent and sexual and violent fantasies. Freud scandalized, shocked, emerging middle-class sensibilities, … Continue reading

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air supply

Culture jamming. Sometimes the artwork and aesthetics of culture jammers is of such ingenious quality that it could appear as if the anti-corporate dissent of the activists is actually produced by the offending companies themselves. That is, ostensible anti-consumerist messages … Continue reading

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too many dicks not enough jane

Its the use of Bertolt Brecht technique of montage imposed on the early style flash-mob style editing of Disney found in Oswald the Rabbit. The process of introducing non-natural elements that have no natural relation to what is being played … Continue reading

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batty over the divide

Misogyny against women.The narcissism of small differences.¬† Sexism. Reinforcing the status-quo. Expanding the characteristics and distance between a much contrived and accentuated gender divide with all its perverted politics. All these killings of women in Batman leads one to believe … Continue reading

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mix, match and catch

There are so many different strands of thought regarding “dissent”, essentially a critique of society, think back to old books like Vance Packard and Rachel Carson that our parents may have read, or even more profoundly the type of criticism … Continue reading

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WMD: cook the books

Leveraged exchange traded funds or ETF’s….These financiers. Morbidly earthbound figures, weighed down by the heavy change in their pockets. Without that primitive anchor of coin rooting them to the soil, they would float away into a void, a kind of … Continue reading

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