The last two decades have seen digital information warfare become a central part of politics across the world. Traditionally, states such as Russia have received the brunt of attention for their digital disinformation campaigns. Now, deepfakes and other algorithmic tools can allow individual actors or small, horizontally organized groups to launch highly effective and large-scale disinformation attacks with increasing ease – shifting information warfare from a state vs. state realm to an increasingly network and individual-dominated one. … Continue readingDeepfakes, Disinformation, and Systems Disruption
Harnessing emerging media:Let’s make, like, really cool propaganda. by e whitney buck When one thinks about the future of media,
Since the end of World War II, we’ve seen various dynamics are resulting in the erosion of the nation state. What are these trends and what might they result in should they continue? … Continue readingThe Breakdown of Westphalia
Colonial violence is ethically horrendous but it’s also completely misguided. Colonial left theory (and futurism) is built to fail. So let’s uhhh do better? … Continue readingConsider: an alternate history where colonizers were not fucks.
A central reason that networked technology is causing such a disruption is that it goes against assumptions that generations of people took to be common sense. … Continue readingComplexity, the root of networked warfare
Sci-fi’s depictions of sex workers mostly provides a platform for more and more scintillating, inventive ways for sex workers to sex work (a VR lapdance! animal holograms! extra limbs!) and then more and more sadistic, inventive ways for them to die. But why does it have to be like that? … Continue readingStop Killing Sex Workers in Futuristic SciFi
The institutions that have defined the world since the industrial revolution are coming into crisis because the world is becoming increasingly more complex … Continue readingInstitutions have limits, especially in the age of information technology