Transparency is the New objectivity
Every minute a new impossible thing is uploaded to the internet and the improbable event becomes just one of the hundreds of extraordinary events that we’ll see or hear about today. The internet is like a lens that focuses the extraordinary into a beam, and that beam has become our illumination. It compresses the unlikely into a small viewable band of everydayness.
- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable
The world isn’t getting worse — our information is getting better.
The problem with computers is that there is not enough Africa in them.
The accretion of tiny marvels can numb us to the arrival of the stupendous.
We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries. We’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us. Burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment, like oil, black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations and stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before disregarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit.
If you look at a multi-player game, it’s the people who are playing the game who are often more valuable than all of the animations and models and game logic that’s associated with it.