23 Sep 2012 dmarti   » (Master)

Sunday morning essays: employment, news, the New Aesthetic, and pirates

Kevin Carson: Contract Feudalism. Employers (especially in the service sector) are coming to view not only the employee’s laborpower during work hours, but the employee himself as their property.

Joel Gascoigne: The power of ignoring mainstream news. When I first started ignoring news, I felt that I was simply making an excuse, that if I had more time I should read the news. Today, however, it is a very deliberate choice and I feel consistently happier every single day due to ignoring the mainstream news.

Will Wiles: The machine gaze (via Warren Ellis) Converging, leapfrogging technologies evoke new emotional responses within us, responses that do not yet have names

Josh Kron: Open Source Politics: The Radical Promise of Germany's Pirate Party (via naked capitalism). Inspired by a Swedish file-sharing website, the political insurgents are winning elections on a platform of openness and inclusivity, but can they survive the realities of governing? (it's Pony Time.)

Syndicated 2012-09-23 15:03:40 from Don Marti

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