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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 Rodeo.net/LisaJon).

There is no ‘human individual.’ There is a psyche that is socialized and, in this socialization, in the final result, there is almost nothing individual in the true sense of the term.

—Cornelius Castoriadis  (via 1109-83)

(Source: jacobwren, via cyborges)

futurescope:

Wrong or right is imho incorrect. They’ve just seen the future differently. Other times/cultures, other pictures of the future. Yet it tells a lot about the past present. 

tacanderson:

Here’s How Microsoft Imagined the Smart Home of the Future In 1999

Never get tired of past futurism. How they were wrong is far more interesting than how they were right.

Agree, it’s all about the sensibility. Like when the mum asks the dad to buy garlic and tells him, like a stalker, exactly where the nearest store is when he’s in the car, because she sees where he is on the screen. If they’ve lived there for a while, I’m sure he knows where the store is? Why follow him around on a screen, it’s creepy. 


The end of the car city - A convenient truth stockholmcyclo, slideshare.net

Sad truth: Despite above arguments, right wing politicians in Stockholm want to turn the whole city into a mall. City center/Downtown is also very much run by rich folks expecting everyone to obey their rules instead of accepting it as a collective space (for example forcing bars to close down because they make too much noise while still choosing to live on busy shopping/social streets). Public transport is expensive, creating segregation. Stockholm really is a city in transition. 

The end of the car city - A convenient truth
stockholmcyclo, slideshare.net

Sad truth: Despite above arguments, right wing politicians in Stockholm want to turn the whole city into a mall. City center/Downtown is also very much run by rich folks expecting everyone to obey their rules instead of accepting it as a collective space (for example forcing bars to close down because they make too much noise while still choosing to live on busy shopping/social streets). Public transport is expensive, creating segregation. Stockholm really is a city in transition. 

(Source: futuramb, via emergentfutures)

Ji Nilsson, one of so many awesome women making music and are based in Stockholm. City is blowing up. 

Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.

Marshall MuLuhan (via ryanpanos)

The Jennifer DuBois quote. And then McLuhan. 

(via elmerseason)

I don’t think it’s terribly controversial to note that women, from a young age, are required to consider the reality of the opposite gender’s consciousness in a way that men aren’t. This isn’t to say that women don’t often misunderstand, mistreat, and stereotype men, both in literature and in life. But on a basic level, functioning in society requires that women register that men are fully conscious; it is not really possible for a woman to throw up her hands and write men off as eternally unknowable space aliens — and even if she says she has, she cannot really behave as though she has. Every element of her life — from reading books about boys and men to writing papers about the motivations of male characters to being attentive to her own safety to navigating most any institutional or professional or economic sphere — demands an ironclad familiarity with, and belief in, the idea that men really are fully human entities. And no matter how many men come to the same conclusions about women, the structure of society simply does not demand so strenuously that they do so. If you didn’t really deep down believe that women were, in general, exactly as conscious as you, you could probably still get by in life. You could probably still get a book deal. You could probably still get elected to office.

Jennifer duBois, Writing Across Gender (via e-gon)

i know i just blogged this, but i’m going to go ahead and re-blog it again right here

(via elmerseason)

(Source: feimineach, via elmerseason)

Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. You may fancy yourself safe and think yourself strong. But a chance tone of colour in a room or a morning sky, a particular perfume that you had once loved and that brings subtle memories with it, a line from a forgotten poem that you had come across again, a cadence from a piece of music that you had ceased to play… I tell you, that it is on things like these that our lives depend.

—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via larmoyante)

(via elmerseason)

My neighbour’s balcony this morning

My neighbour’s balcony this morning