Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Fragment on Geek Culture



Geek Culture is a technocratic cult.

It produces and distributes everything in the most efficient and stylish fashion possible(slave labor it relies on remains obscene--in every sense), at hand for all to enjoy. Here it echoes Heidegger's dream of an "at hand" culture in unity and totally mobilized. From the banal pretensions of a Joanna Newsom album, an Uber ride, to tearing down slums to provide "upscale" housing for young "tech savvy" professionals, it incessantly boasts this relation to product is the summit of free human experience. It is the gentrification of all cultural production/consumption.

The Geek is a well heeled and efficient navigator of the "global culture", an Uber Flâneur.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

At the Concourse




They speak a bloodless portmanteau.
Nothing they'd own,
but naturally viewing it their own.

Do not speak of morals.
Dare you? None of that.
No death camp bones or cruise missile cordite
rising above obscenity.

Worthies with bold colored cloth dicks
and brooches bright as Sun
on their chests have grave matters to run.
Keep the line moving!