Day 128 #synthesisnow
Great piece on the shift from creator to founder.
In America, during Hip hop or African like music performances, the band leader invites females from the audience one by one to the stage. Once the female is on the stage, she moves her body up and down and pushes her hips side to side. Then one male band member will say, “give me more,” and she sticks her tongue out and licks her lips. Then both male band members will sandwich her from the front and back and act as if they are having sex with her. The Females participating in this act appear to volunteer for this role. The more both males grind the female, the more she appears to enjoy it . The audience encourages this interaction by screaming. This ritual affirms that in collective gatherings, emotional energy is heightened to a level that makes people want to act out group sex on stage in front of thousands of people. As a primarily monogamous society, I believe the Americans have suppressed desires to perform sex in public. This may be an self-selecting and exclusive ritual that reaffirms group boundaries as none of the Caucasian females in the audience volunteered to go on stage. #notrealethnography
In America, during musical performances where the band performs hip hop or African, the band leader will call up other male band members up to the stage to spread his legs and move his hips up and down as if he is fornicating. The male whips a towel around as of it is the extension of his penis. The audience responds with screams, which seem to encourage him to whip the towel more. It appears that males have a great desire to advertise their genitals but are so sexually repressed in America that only in moments of great musical celebration do they feel liberated to publicly perform sexualized actions. #notrealethnography
It feels magical / it’s how you know you’re in love and alive still.
Day 127 #synthesisnow - outlining
First date @pnparker - Fireworks, dancing, dinner
fucking love this shit so much.
Day 126 #synthesisnow - terminé capítulo 6 #latergram de ayer
It’s so freaking cold in NYC still that I have to wear a hat’ gahhhhh
I like Jaron Lanier a lot, but this illustration as some sort of evidence of the internet hollowing out the middle class is, forgive me for saying so, idiotic. A child could figure out where those jobs went.
1) Instagram SHOWS the photos. We have to include all of the people who work on the cloud that supports that.
2) Kodak made cameras and film. Cameras are still being made - even moreso. At the very least, we should include the current #1 camera maker’s employees. At this point, that’s apple. Fifty thousand employees. Pro rate it to only the apple devices that have cameras, ignoring their mac business. 30,000 employees.
3) The film business still exists. It was just lost to Fujichrome, who still makes film and has over 30,000 employees. This has nothing to do with the web, but rather something called “Globalization.”
The internet didn’t kill a single job in photography. There are more cameras now than ever. There are still tens of thousands of people making film.
Take the market cap of JUST these three companies - facebook, apple, fujifilm, and we’re looking at $500 billion market cap, and nearly 90,000 employees.
Think that’s unfair? Canon has nearly 200,000 employees. Nikon has 24,000. 10,000 more than Kodak. Shit, ZEISS has 24,000 employees.
Never mind every single camera in an android phone.
Those jobs went overseas, and they went to computer companies, Mr. Lanier. They still exist. The internet didn’t kill a single one of them.
I like everything that rick webb writes, esp when he takes on a SV darling.
Day 125 #synthesisnow - cortando las palabras y transformandolas en una conclusión