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  1. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    Some start ups* are just looking for a slice of the pie. Many genuinely want to change the world, and some have.
  2. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    no shit, really?
  3. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    Paglia thinks the failures of her generation were caused by taking too much acid. Dropping it. Investing in holy grail quests for personal spiritual actualization and losing their grasp of the real.
  4. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    I think there are a lot of bars, for instance, whose cultures would be seen as "rough" and "hostile" and "unwelcoming"; there just isn't the same culture pressure to domesticate these spaces for whatever reason
  5. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    Yeah it's hard to say. I think about a lot of the safe space/hostile work environment discourse this way. A startup is a heterotopia of sorts: it's like 4-8 boys in their twenties who often live/eat/shit together, coming up with their own culture. It's "frontier" culture—anything's up for...
  6. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    Luka: desperate for alterity; allergic to alterity.
  7. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    Ooh modafinil is definitely worth the trouble... you'll have to sample sometime
  8. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    I dunno if "disruption" covers it; the key is heterotopia—other place. Foucault's term for these strange spaces where new and alternative social structures can pop up because they're not settled by Town yet, they're filled with barbarians figuring out their own way. You exit, then return, hero's...
  9. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    a "pseud"!! I think his hypertext has gotten way baroque and overkill lately but His stuff on modafinil, bitcoin, others are the best entries on their subject on the web I think, or were at some point a few years back when I checked
  10. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    ooooh nilprenia knows gwern
  11. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    Say more!! Help us build!!
  12. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    Summoning the archivist
  13. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    or in full form https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2017/03/09/another-green-world/
  14. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

  15. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    I meant parasite in the best way, not a bad way.
  16. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    This is the structure of so much classical work it makes my head spin. See Pentheus, teenage boyruler in Bacchae, trying desperately to contain his heterosexuality while his mother and her lesbian bakkhai horde tear him limb from limb in the forest
  17. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    This is the "Another Green World" idea—the Shakespeare characters go out to the forest on some festive pagan holiday, and do all this crossdressing transformation stuff, and explode/subvert the norms of Town, and then they come back better for it, and maybe show some of their ways to the townspeople
  18. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    I think the idea of inside/outside is pretty key to subculture stuff. I think we should probably just taboo the word "counterculture"; it implies a mainstream, and we don't really have that anymore. https://www.gwern.net/The-Melancholy-of-Subculture-Society
  19. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    I just wanted to get in the spirit with @nilprenia's common noun thread theme
  20. suspendedreason

    The End of Civilization.

    Who knew pinnies would set this whole forum aflutter
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