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PhD student in Digital Culture. These are personal and work-related notes. More structured nonsense elsewhere (or unstructed at Swedish site

The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.

-Bill Murray (via workman)

I’d like to be better.

(via notational)

This is SUCH a straight white dude thing to say though. 

(via notational)


Judith Donath, Pew Internet Digital Life in 2025


Judith Donath, Pew Internet Digital Life in 2025

In various traditions, the feminine gender is characterized by the ear and the masculine by the eye. So Echo is the name of a female deity and Narcissus of a male deity. Orpheus brings Eurydice back from the underworld to the sounds of his lyre but, looking behind at her, he breaks the enchantment which snatched her from the lower world. In the ancient religious rituals, which worship feminine deities more, music prevails over words—it is rhythm and melody which direct energy to the point of creating an individual and a collective exaltation leading to ecstasy. The Goddess becomes present to her faithful through a heady enthusiasm, which is awakened and kept alive by musical instruments, by songs and dances. God would be revealed to us only in the beyond, bringing bliss to us then, while the Goddess grants us her favors here below, calling us beyond our usual way of being or acting. And it is not a rational discourse which invites us to believe in her. Rather, implemented and combined cosmic phenomena, and sensory human productions, create her presence here and now.

—Luce Irigaray (via goneril-and-regan)

Where psychoanalysis says, Stop, find your self again, we should say instead, Let’s go further still, we haven’t sufficiently dismantled our self.

—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus (via butt420plug)

(via slowfi)

My friend Jon and me played 4 hours of music on Swedish music radio last Saturday. The set is now up on Soundcloud (apart form like the first minute, some technical difficulties). 

You refuse to admit that the unconscious ± your concept of the unconscious ± did not spring fully armed from Freud’s head, that it was not produced ex nihilo at the end of the nineteenth century, emerging suddenly to reimpose its truth on the whole of history ± world history at that ± past, present and future. The unconscious is revealed as such, heard as such, spoken as such and interpreted as such within a tradition. It has a place within, by and through culture.

Luce Irigaray 1991: 80