The gif is ubiquitous. And it’s a mess. A relic from the dial-up web, it was one of the first image formats on the web. It’s become an essential part of the language of online communication, and it’s become a form of art it own right, it’s even bleeding into other forms of media (see PBS Idea’s Read More
Death Grips’ is a difficult music group to describe but many like to call them an “experimental hip hop group”, a category seemingly contrived for a group that resists classification through their mixing of different genres. Although the assignation of a genre is sometimes reductive, the “experimental” part is apt for describing the expansive nature Read More
What is ASMR? The neologism is just beginning to creep into contemporary jargon. The first Reddit thread referencing it appeared four years ago and posed this innocuous question — “who else gets this? [head orgasms?]”. For those unfamilar with the ambiguous acronym, it stands for autonomous sensory meridian response, a pleasurable physiological reaction provoked by certain stimuli (common triggers Read More
“If I can access the human genome, does that make me a scientist?”
An analysis of scientific tools using the theory of cultural technique to understand how they structure social relations within a network.