By Michelle Dee Across various modes of media, from comic books to movies, Batman has distinguished himself from other superheroes through his unique superpower: technology. He may not have laser eyes like Cyclops, but you’ll find no cooler car than the Batmobile. Even if he can’t punch nuclear missiles in the face like Superman or run at the speed of sound like the Flash, … [Read more...] about Holy Engineering Feasibility, Batman!
Cyber Sit-Ins: Grassroots to Gigabytes
Soaring out of the jungles on the southern border of Mexico, the Zapatista Air Force took flight. Almost exactly six years after the Zapatista Liberation Army (ELZN) first occupied the Chiapas in 1994 to oppose neoliberal and repressive government policies, they launched hundreds of planes over Mexican soldiers in the city of Amador Hernandez (Lane, 2003, p. 129). Throughout … [Read more...] about Cyber Sit-Ins: Grassroots to Gigabytes
Though many regard California’s San Fernando Valley as the birthplace of American pornography, one must actually search further back in the history books to the landing of the Mayflower in Plymouth, Massachusetts to discover its true origins. Established on the foundation of Puritan and Protestant beliefs, America has been grappling with its complex psychological makeup derived … [Read more...] about Pornographic Pilgrimage
accidental poetry spilling onto the page like frothy milk inspired by stars draped over a velvet canvas margaritas in mason jars uncontrollable laughter vivid colours impossibly hued beach hair falling out of the sky over a patchwork of green and blue marriage proposals at pizza bars literal leaps of faith friendships knit together nations away from home lilting … [Read more...] about Accidental Poetry
“Social participation is the oil of the digital economy.” – Trebor Scholz “The consumer is sovereign in a jungle of ugliness, where the freedom of choice is imposed on him.” – Jean Baudrillard Histories of Play and Labor In his short essay “Money for Nothing: Virtual Worlds and Virtual Economies,” Steven Shaviro traces what he sees as the historical trajectory … [Read more...] about Casual Labor