Please leave selfies alone – thoughts on the crisises of truth, identity and journalism

Social media makes the tension visible that comes with the slow change of our understanding of truth and identity performance. The crisis of journalism results partially from the focus on “advertising, PR and entertainment” and the logic of social networks, somethingsomethingaboutidentiy, but: Please leave Selfies alone.

Téju Cole on the Paris attacks and Daniel Wickham’s list of “defenders” of the freedom of press

In his great piece "Unmournable Bodies", which I wholeheartedly recommend reading, Téju Cole writes: We may not be able to attend to each outrage in every corner of the world, but we should at least pause to consider how it is that mainstream opinion so quickly decides that certain violent deaths are more meaningful, and…

appleWave your hands in the air like you don’t care

Cash: the procedure of buying in which the exchange of goods for money is horribly visible, the spending of money most painful and the consumer profile least traceable. No wonder cash gets marketed as hard, inconvenient and unsocial. Poor cash. [insert image of person at the discounter checkout spending minutes searching for coins. teh horrorz! lolz]…

Queer Ally For The Straight GQ – My problem with the #Mundpropaganda campaign

A few days ago german GQ has started a campaign called 'Mundpropaganda' (Word-Of-Mouth). It's a photo series of straight celebrity men kissing. Lots of my gay friends seem to like it. Some because sexy. Some because yay, allies. As ever so often I'll be the spoilsport. Let me pick a sentence from the GQ editorial…