Alex Billington

Die Unwirtlichkeit der virtuellen Wirklichkeit

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In den 2000ern war es en vogue sich mit Herman Melvilles Erzählung «Bartleby, The Scrivener» zu beschäftigen. Meistens ging damit ein dem postmodernen Denkstil geschuldetes Misreading einher. Bartleby wurde als eine widerständige Figur gelesen. Seine Widerständigkeit bestünde in dem hartnäckigen Nicht-Mitmachen. Dieses artikulierte sich auf der sprachlichen Ebene in der berühmten Formel «I would prefer…

Japanese Artist’s Charcoal Skulls Are Perfect For A Macabre Barbecue

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Japanese artist, Sekisadamu whose brainchild is the skull-shaped charcoal said he is surprised at the overwhelming demand for his charcoal after showcasing it at the recently concluded Wonder Festival, in Chiba, Japan where all his products were bought. The novel charcoal has attracted over 13K likes and over 9K retweets when its photos were posted…

Facebook let advertisers target users interested in infamous Nazis

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Facebook allowed advertisers to target individuals interested in numerous Nazi figures as well as music supportive of the Third Reich, the Los Angeles Times reports. Analysis by the Times of the social media site’s advertising system found that users could be targeted based on several distinct topics such as “Joseph Goebbels,” the propaganda minister for Adolf…