Citati iz knjige „Can Jokes Bring Down Governments? Memes, Design and Politics“ autora Metahaven

Bas Grasmayer
Bas Grasmayerje citiraoпре 6 година
Politicians in Europe are more afraid of financial markets than of their own people.
thebookishome
thebookishomeje citiraoпре 3 године
Jokes are an active, living and mobile form of disobedience
Bas Grasmayer
Bas Grasmayerje citiraoпре 6 година
a state of permanent crisis, either looming or actual, is normalized. Capitalism is then established as “the only viable political and economic system” to the extent that “it is now impossible even to imagine a coherent alternative to it.”
Ayax
Ayaxje citiraoпре 10 дана
The joke as a disruption of the symbolic order is useful in taking on the antagonist not through a formal and recognisable disagreement in content but instead as an attempt to negate the form of legitimate rational debate as they might have otherwise naturally presumed
Ayax
Ayaxje citiraoпре 10 дана
Jokes, in the past, were considered for what they really are: incredibly dangerous political weapons. The court’s jester was employed by the king, and was free to say whatever he wanted, but unfree to say it to anyone but the king. The jester’s speech was free because the jester was, as a political subject, unfree;
Ayax
Ayaxje citiraoпре 10 дана
At the same time, there is a (growing) in-group that gets the joke. That in-group can equal almost the entire population of a country.
Ayax
Ayaxje citiraoпре 10 дана
Jokes are low budget. They are among the cheapest goods we all have access to; they don’t cost anything, and they work. They are austerity-proof. Jokes, like laughs, are contagious, even if their intention is deadly serious.
Ayax
Ayaxje citiraoпре 10 дана
every generation will construct new, “political” beliefs out of it; out of all kinds of stuff which seemed initially non-political.
Ayax
Ayaxje citiraoпре 10 дана
For Stewart, the category of “nonsense” is opposed to the category of “common sense making” through which what we think of as reality is established. By categorising something as “nonsense”, “the legitimacy and rationality of sense making was left uncontaminated, unthreatened.”
Alena Zhemchugova
Alena Zhemchugovaje citiralaпре 10 дана
We’ve been told, by the likes of Richard Florida, that our proficiency at brewing lattes and baking cupcakes, our aptness at drinking and eating them clad in angular hipsterwear, while posting pictures of ourselves and all of our food on Tumblr, constitutes a self-propelling socio-economic Wunderbaum called “creativity.”
Oxana Yatsenko
Oxana Yatsenkoje citiralaпре 14 дана
The notion of the “meme” was introduced by the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in the late 1970s as a way to describe what he called a “cultural gene.”
Oxana Yatsenko
Oxana Yatsenkoje citiralaпре 15 дана
10 Notes on Speculative Design,” in Giorgio Camuffo and Maddalena Dalla Mura (
Maria Lyukina
Maria Lyukinaje citiralaпре 8 месеци
The joke is an open-source weapon of the public
Daniel Alberto
Daniel Albertoje citiraoпре 9 месеци
Jokes, in the past, were considered for what they really are: incredibly dangerous political weapons. The court’s jester was employed by the king, and was free to say whatever he wanted, but unfree to say it to anyone but the king. The jester’s speech was free because the jester was, as a political subject, unfree; his serfdom to the monarch could, depending on one’s angle, be regarded as imprisonment or safe haven.42

The memer is helpless to Facebook

Daniel Alberto
Daniel Albertoje citiraoпре 9 месеци
What we do on the internet is mostly “like” things, and while liking them we wait for our own content to be liked. We check our analytics as we await retweets. This is where the cats come in. A cat will not retrieve some dumb object so that you can throw it yet again ... That goes against everything cats stand for. Or more often sit. It’s not just that cats are unable to be anything but real; it’s that cats both know they are performing and couldn’t possibly care less about how their performance is received ... What an internet cat does is thus confront us with how cravenly we ourselves court approval.

God, I love this and feel it’s excessive

Daniel Alberto
Daniel Albertoje citiraoпре 9 месеци
Zuckerman contends that it is inherently fruitful to embed messages of political activism within widely popular online platforms, so that subversive content can’t be easily isolated by authoritarians
Дмитрий Веснин
Дмитрий Веснинje citiraoпре 9 месеци
Politicians in Europe are more afraid of financial markets than of their own people.
Дмитрий Веснин
Дмитрий Веснинje citiraoпре 9 месеци
Grillo is a merciless populist; but that’s not why he is popular.
Olga Subbotina
Olga Subbotinaje citiraoпрошле године
The mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr Kristinsson, is a comedian; his party, the Best Party, became popular by parodying ruling politicians
b6928650307
b6928650307je citiraoпрошле године
but they do more or less solve two out of the three criteria that, according to Dawkins, determine a meme’s success: longevity and copying-fidelity. Longevity of a meme in a digital network is in most cases guaranteed; a file may very well never be erased, and exist as long as the server exists that stores it. Then, copy-fidelity is guaranteed if a meme spreads by forwarding and reblogging a digital original.
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