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…

yours slothly

  Last night a few people said very kind words to me about how some of the things I do matter to them or made their lives a little brighter, i.e. my efforts in spreading music I love, making club nights about more than music, to make the places I have the possibilities in a…