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Did the CDC Reveal COVID-19 Mask Wearing as a PR Performance of Late Capitalism?

Mask off. The CDC yesterday announced that fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks at indoor or outdoor gatherings. Those living directly under the American Empire, rather than one of its proxies or...

What the CIA’s ‘Intersectional’ Recruiting Ad Says About the Aesthetic of Empire

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) this past week integrated identity politics themes into those of American military conquest. “I am a woman of color. I am a Mom. I am a cisgender millennial who has...

Media Futurist Jonathan Beller Believes the Matrix Is Social Realism and Scrolling Social Media...

To predict the future is to analyze the patterns of the present. When media theorist Jonathan Beller published his breakout book The Cinematic Mode of Production in 2006, the thesis that human attention functions as...

Joe Biden’s Immigration ‘Crisis’ Is the Simulation’s Déjà Vu

There is nothing new in the Biden immigration 'crisis.' The American political system and mass media have transformed the subject of immigration into déjà vu: This recurring feeling like the United States political economy reproduces...

IBM’s New AI System Debates Intellectuals Using ‘Argument Mining’

IBM supercomputers are using "argument mining" to replicate human reason and argumentative frameworks. In a new paper published by the scientific journal Nature, IBM's team details the system architecture built for its 'Project Debater' AI...

Harvard Astrophysicist Explains Why Scientific Groupthink and Elitism Kneecapped Alien Research

Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb believes aliens exist, and says billionaires are more interested in helping him research extraterrestrial life than other scientists. When Israeli-Russian billionaire Yuri Milner wanted to send a probe to a nearby...

Noam Chomsky Warns Against ‘Cancel Culture’ Establishing Itself in the United States

Famed linguist Noam Chomsky is concerned that “cancel culture” might be here to stay in American public life. “I hope ‘cancel culture’ and ‘French structuralist theory’ don’t establish themselves in the U.S., or anywhere else,”...

Our Pasts Have Become Ideological Warfare. What Does That Mean for Our Future?

A nineteen year-old girl in Loudoun County, Virginia was forced to withdraw her admissions acceptance to the University of Tennessee following death threats and public vilification. Despite championing Black Lives Matter last spring and asking...

Elon Musk Wants to Streamline ‘Conceptual Telepathy’ With Neuralink

Elon Musk wants to streamline consciousness via ‘conceptual telepathy’

How Erdoğan, Moss Nightclub, & Nicki Minaj Remade Turkey’s Islam Into Pure Aesthetic

When Hagia Sofia is filled with hordes of visitors all capturing some element of remade history from smartphones, then can we really say Islam is anything other than an aesthetic?