internet independence

Curating is a weird sphere. If the art world is already a strange, rare sphere, I feel like curating is even moreso. It’s this weird sphere of power within the sphere of power that already is the art world. It’s hard to penetrate.” 

Gaby Cepeda

Gaby Cepeda is an independent curator and art writer in Mexico City. Her Girls of the Internet Museum (@gim-museum)  is an expansive Tumblr gallery of women working in digital art. She spoke with The Creative Independent in front of a small audience in Parque España, Mexico City. Read more.

Bellos Jueves V - at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 2014 > Débora Delmar Corp., Arabica y Robusta, 2014 hanging out with Manet’s Nymph Surprised

planet keywords
  • **from; this is not my work**
  • sun: self, recognition, achievement, administrators, advancement, attainment, athletic sports, CEOs, consciousness, creativity, dignity, executives, drama, fame, government, teachers, fathers, husbands, influential people, jewelry, men, males, managers, people in power, promotions, recreation, public office, publicity, theaters, vacations
  • moon: emotions, feelings, moods, children, mothers, women, wives, public, nurturing, breasts, domestic affairs, family affairs, fertility, home, responsiveness, subconscious, tides, water, fluids, babies, comfort, emotional security, memories, nostalgia
  • mercury: writers, messages, communications, ideas, thoughts, mail, emails, letters, books, authors, agents, advertising, cars, car repairs, commuting, conferences, contracts, conversation, correspondence, dealers, discussions, critics, criticism, editors, files, gossip, information, instructions, journalists, language, library, literature, education, newspapers, papers, documents, phones, telephones, printers, rumors, schools, speakers, teaching, study, talk, the press, thieves, tourists, traffic, data entry, typists, vehicles, wit, words
  • venus: affections, art, artists, heart, beauty, candy, cash, checking account, comfort, companionship, cosmetics, custom, dancers, decorations, designers, diplomacy, earnings, female, flowers, gifts, girls, good taste, harmony, income, love, marriage, mediation, money, partnerships, sex, savings, royalties, social affairs, singers, style, values
  • mars: accidents, abrasions, aggression, army, assertiveness, athletic contests, combat, cuts, desire, energy, explosives, firearms, dentists, guns, hate, hunters, injuries, knives, machines, martial arts, mechanics, men, military, muscles, paramedics, passion, police, quarrels, rashness, scars, sexual energy, soldiers, strife, virility, war
  • jupiter: abundance, affluence, altruism, expansion, ethics, beliefs, blessings, educators, excess, expansion, expansiveness, fairness, foreigners, fortune, gurus, law, lawyers, judges, increase, liberty, opportunity, optimism, philanthropy, philosophy, preachers, priests, professionals, propaganda, prophecy, rewards, riches, salesmanship, universities, wisdom, winnings
  • saturn: ability, age, ancestors, archaeology, bondage, boundaries, builders, caution, foundations, structures, institutions, prisons, corporations, deprivation, discipline, fears, hard work, hardness, landlord, social laws, limitations, limits, obstacles, obstructions, organizations, poverty, pragmatism, prudence, puritans, realtors, responsibilities, restrictions, stability, worries
  • uranus: agitation, astrologers, electronics, bohemians, hippies, unconventional, computers, computer networks, the internet, disruptions, eccentrics, electricity, independence, innovation, inventions, surprises, sudden changes, non-conformists, nervous tension, originality, radicals, progressive, science, science fiction, shocks, technicians, unique
  • neptune: spiritual insight, popular culture, myths, selflessness, mysticism, dissolution, dreams, alcoholism, fine arts, poetry, Utopia, confusion, delusions, drugs, addictions, ESP, mystics, oceans, seas, paranoia, psychics, unreality, glamour, escapism, fog, mists, idealism
  • pluto: rebirth, occultism, purification, transformation, depth psychology, clearing away, extremes, hidden things, renovation, renewal, research, sexual release, healers, suspicion, mortality, recycling, refuse, mass psychology, the masses, rejuvenation, purges, depths, elimination, investigations, compulsions
The 20th Anniversary of Declaration of Cyberspace Independence

WHEN DIGITAL DYSTOPIANS and critics of Internet libertarians need a rhetorical dart board, they often pull out a document written by John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation, a former cattle rancher and Grateful Dead lyricist. On this day in 1996, Barlow sat down in front of a clunky Apple laptop and typed out one very controversial email, now known as the “Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace,” a manifesto with a simple message: Governments don’t—and can’t—govern the Internet.

“Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind,” read the document’s first words. “On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.”

In the modern era of global NSA surveillance, China’s Great Firewall, and FBI agents trawling the dark Web, it’s easy to write off Barlow’s declaration as early dotcom-era hubris. But on his document’s 20th anniversary, Barlow himself wants to be clear: He stands by his words just as much today as he did when he clicked “send” in 1996. “The main thing I was declaring was that cyberspace is naturally immune to sovereignty and always would be,” Barlow, now 68, said in an interview over the weekend with WIRED. “I believed that was true then, and I believe it’s true now.”

Barlow laid out that thesis with a kind of unblinking confidence in his original message: “I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us,” he told the world’s governments. “You have no moral right to rule us nor do you possess any methods of enforcement we have true reason to fear.”

Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. You have neither solicited nor received ours. We did not invite you. You do not know us, nor do you know our world. Cyberspace does not lie within your borders. Do not think that you can build it, as though it were a public construction project. You cannot. It is an act of nature and it grows itself through our collective actions.


Sadly the government already turned the Internet into the market – just like the rest of the world. Internet users are free to choose the sources of information, but governments work so good to prevent people of critical reasoning. The freedom of speech was turned into freedom of brainwashing and lies. Transparency of the Internet became a tool of surveillance. NSA still spies on us, but they can’t prevent terror acts. It’s not their real goal. It’s a war on our rights. I don’t exaggerate.  

Things Are Going To Be Okay

I’m noticing a lot of posts on my Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr feeds, mostly from a lot of the younger #Strangers (10 - 20 y/o or so) who don’t remember what happened the last time Islamophobia swept the world fourteen years ago, saying how they’re afraid. Afraid because the world is so chaotic and unstable right now. Afraid because people are talking about World War III. Afraid because of the amount of (usually biased) politics is being shoved down our throats by the media. I wanted to just take an hour out of my evening to write you all a personal message and I really hope it finds its way to you somehow if you’re sitting at your computer worrying about what’s going to happen in the world.

When I was in my earliest years of secondary school, 9/11 happened. The world stood and watched in horror and silence - our generation had never witnessed violence and terror on this scale before. We all sat at my granddad’s dining table during his birthday dinner that evening with the television on, watching the same repetitive twelve seconds of footage being played over and over again on the screen. I didn’t sleep that night because my aunt and cousin were flying to Spain on holiday the next day, and we were all convinced another attack or hijacking could happen at any moment. The entire world held its breath and was on standby as we waited for a second terror plot of the same magnitude to hit the media… and we prayed it wouldn’t be our own city.

It never came. At least, not until the London bombings of 07/07/07 - almost six years later.

I have a flashbulb memory of being on vacation with my family in Weymouth at a holiday park in 2003, at the evening entertainment cabaret. My dad, who was a little tipsy with holiday spirit at the time, pulled me aside and told me that he had been looking into a lot of the media without mum knowing about it, and that he was terrified they would call people up to go to war through conscription, much like they did in World War II. Everyone was screaming there would be World War III, we would be bombed in our homes and the terrorists would rule the nation. Masses of the general public had been so overwhelmed with propaganda about suicide bombers, plane hijackers, and Islam that they were chomping at the bit by the time the vote came to British Parliament as to whether or not we would go to war with Iraq. “We need to get Saddam Hussein while he’s still over there, before he comes over here for us,” my dad told me as we watched the coverage of the Parliament discussion and voting one evening. “The thing is, he’s got all these nuclear weapons, and those Muslims want to kill us all because we’re infidels, we don’t believe in their God.” Just a father explaining to his wide-eyed, frightened daughter who was just old enough to start understanding politics why we were planning to send armies over to the Middle East to slaughter and bomb the terrorists. Like these innocent bystanders, these normal people just like you and me, weren’t even human. The terrorists.

Weeks passed, months passed. Some kids in my class, Mike and Violeta, went on a “hunger strike” to protest the war; I rolled my eyes at them like the brainwashed, good citizen I was and told anyone at school who would listen, “We have to go to war, it’s the only way to make sure they don’t nuke us.” Just as I’d been told by my father, and every bit of media being thrown at me by the telly and newspapers. There were genuine rumours about conscription and rationing, and Islamophobia was everywhere. I can’t even imagine what Muslim Brits had to go through during that time. I just remember that impending sense of one day… one day, we could be sitting at our dining table, and suddenly we could be getting bombed. I thought about that when Pietro was explaining the twins’ background in Avengers: Age of Ultron, how they had been bombed during a family dinner; I thought about how I lived terrified of something that was, in hindsight, extremely unlikely to happen to me, whilst it was something some teens lived in legitimate fear of. Because we were actually led to believe that we would be bombed out of nowhere by the terrorists.

Are/were these fears irrational? While I might look back at the fact that most of that “war” consisted of us rampaging through Iraq blowing shit up, no, I wouldn’t say it was irrational. Any day, at any moment, another terrorist plot could have been unveiled. It can happen, at any time, but that is a fact that has always been there, even if you’ve never seen it. Terrorism isn’t an organization; it’s not a country, or a person, or a regime. Terrorism is an ideaology. It is a belief, a set of morals, a way of life passed down from people to people. Terrorism has no religion, it has no colour or creed. The only thing various incidences of terrorism have in common is people. History is ripe with instances of terror (Google homework: IRA, Black September, Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, Guy Fawkes, Brigatte Rosse, Front de libération du Québec, Al Quaeda). So while this is a very real and frightening threat, it’s definitely not a new one!

The other thing history is ripe with is examples of propaganda. If you don’t know much about propaganda, one of the most famous uses of it is how Hitler and Joseph Goebbels managed to turn the German populace against the Jews in the lead up to World War II via antisemetic images and stereotypes. There’s great examples of it in Harry Potter too, with how the Ministry of Magic was printing anti-Mudblood pamphlets? THAT’S propaganda! And let’s also not forget that Captain America was first started in the 40s to promote anti-Nazi beliefs and to encourage young people to want to sign up and fight like Steve Rogers in the lead up to America joining World War II; also, Iron Man was created in the 60s as Capitalist vs Communist propaganda (if you don’t believe me, go back and read The Invincible Iron Man and look at the villains he fights!). And the point of a lot of propaganda, especially in the early stages, is that it’s very, very, very subtle, and very related to pop culture. To translate that to the year 2015, propaganda would take the form of Internet memes, biased blogs and news outlets, and Facebook sharing. 

And the main reason I wanted to switch the focus to propaganda was to explain what you’re about to see all over the news: because a lot of it will be propaganda. You will see the word “islamophobia” used over and over again, either in a way that enforces it or dismisses it. You’ll see people claiming that Islam is a religion that breeds violence, and that refugees could be terrorists in disguise. They’ll throw “facts” in your face that have no basis in truth. This is called fear-mongering; it’s a media and government tactic used to drive citizens into a panicked frenzy so that they will give up more of their rights and beliefs in order to feel “safe” again. 

Remember: everybody wants you to be afraid! The way to simultaneously fight both terrorism and fear-mongering governments is simply to not let them frighten you into giving up your personal morals, beliefs, or rights

The Internet exists and it is a wonderful tool to gather a wide variety of information. All information is likely to be biased slightly or far left (Liberal/radical), or slightly or far right (Republican/conservative), so always make sure you check your sources before believing everything you see or read! Chances are if you heard it on Fox News, it’s going to be biased to the hard right and there may be some facts that have no business calling themselves facts. Here is a list of some of the recommended unbiased news sites on the Internet:
- The Independent (UK)
- Huffington Post
- The Real News

I suppose if I had to summarize this post with a TL;DR paragraph, it would be this: you are about to see some things posted in places the Internet knows you will see them that are psychologically designed to play on your biggest fears and insecurities and terrify the ever-living shit out of you. This is because people want you to be afraid. When people are afraid - for themselves, their families, or their country - they’re easier to manipulate. The best way for you to remain safe and educated on what is going on is to a) question everything you see/hear/read and b) read as much as you can from unbiased sources that are less likely to post propaganda

Nothing we are experiencing is anything more than humanity has experienced before, and the good thing is that, this time, there are more educated people and less ignorant ones floating around. And remember - things are never, ever as bad as the media makes them out to be. ;) 

Good luck and stay educated!

~ Kiery

anonymous asked:

If you don't stop talking to garbage I'mma blokc you, that's gross. You can't reason with them! You're just wasting your ficking time.

I tag everything to do with reds #garbage for the blacklist, so you don’t have to see it (get the tumblr extension that blocks content when you read it in-blog, too). If you just want to block people who talk to reds on the internet, even independent of preferring not to see interactions with reds, uh, okay? Blocking people is a great tool to make sure you’re having the interactions you want to have and I wholeheartedly encourage people to use it for that. 

But I hope you aren’t imagining that anyone ever will respond to ‘if you don’t stop X I’m going to block you’ with ‘wow, preserving the ability to interact on the internet with you in particular is so important to me that I’ll do what you ask’. Because there are a lot of people in the world and none of us could care less whether you’re paying attention to us.  

Why Do We Have Captioned Web TV?

Why does the Captioned Web TV blog exist? It exists because of a gap in the law. Back in 2010, a law was signed called the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, aka the 21st CVAA. The 21st CVAA required that traditional television programming shown on the Internet have closed captions. But the law did not apply to original programming made only for the Internet - not put on traditional television. 

At the same time, that original programming - independent web series - was and is growing quickly on the Internet. What is an independent web series? It is a web series that is not funded by the likes of Amazon, Hulu, or Netflix. Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix can carry/host independent web series that they did not pay to produce.  Independent web series are huge. So huge that there are web series festivals internationally that give awards such as Best Actor.

How big is the independent web series industry? Nobody knows. It is that big! Conservatively estimating, thousands of independent web series are produced internationally every year. Therefore, what we post on Captioned Web TV is an extremely tiny fraction of that. Based on what we have observed, we estimate at least 80% of independent web series content is not closed captioned or subtitled.  Through the Captioned Web TV blog, we are making the caption-using community aware of the comparatively few independent web series (and youtubers) that are accessible to us. 

MASTERLIST 1.7: Extra’s

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  1. Other boys than Omaha
  2. All boys together
  3. Preferences 
  4. Mix of different boys

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korenbloemen  asked:

neon :-)

songs to dance to

You’re The One - Kaytranada

Love$ick - Mura Masa & A$AP Rocky

1 Affoe X 2 - Yung Internet

Miss Independent - Ne-Yo

Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners

(lol ik dans nooit echt, behalve dan op come on eileen want daar kun je niet niet op dansen)

anonymous asked:

Isn't Hitler an INFj?

Since I haven’t read much about what other people think his type is, I’ll take this rare opportunity to give you a typing independent of internet group-think.

My understanding in a nutshell (I’m going off his early years because people tend to exhibit more typical traits then):

As a kid, Hitler was one of those smart asses with a posse and a bad attitude. He liked to read historical German literature and cowboy and indian stories because of the whole - I can be as great as these guys and KILL MY ENEMIES BY PUNCHING THEM IN THE FACE - thing that ten year olds like. Little Adolf spent a lot of time reading and drawing. I’m not sure what he drew but my money’s on cowboy fan art. He liked being the center of attention, would play pranks on teachers and was an all around difficult little shit.

His parents wanted him to get a job but he loathed the idea of daily work with it’s necessary tedium and being told what to do. He wanted to be a painter but his dad, an obvious ESTJ wanted him to become a civil servant. (His dad was kind of a jerk by the way. Alois Hitler’s gravestone says something like “He was mean but he had a heart probably”. He died when Adolf was 13.)

When Hitler was 16 he stopped being in school and spent a few years living with his mom, walking around town, daydreaming, and talking his one friend’s ear off with grandiose speeches about social change. This friend later described him as high strung, moody, and passionate. He never had a girlfriend in his youth but he did have an imaginary relationship with this one blonde (See Apollonian crush) who he never talked to.

He applied to art school but was rejected because he was bad at drawing the human figure. He was really good at drawing buildings though but since he dropped out of school he couldn’t do architecture.

Then his mom died and he was homeless in Vienna for a bit. Then he roomed with his old bff who’s ear he would continue to talk off. They would stay up late talking about his ideas for social reform. 

Then I got bored.

Whatever he is it would have been warped by his stressful upbringing and all the death/grief in his family. I also know very little about his assorted mental health issues which he seems to have.

I think he was some kind of NP because he was so fixated on ideas and possibilities as a kid and teenager. He had strong views and got really angry when anyone corrected him which I would interpret as being either Fi or Si. His tendency to ignore others’ mental state (do they care about what I’m saying?) in favor of telling them something he believes makes me think not any kind of NJ or Fe user. Hitler’s particular brand of perfectionism and ambition says more idealistic Fi with intuition and tin-foil hat level underdeveloped Si than single minded Ni and righteous Fe to me.

I really think he was a perceiver. The best days of his life according to him were when he was 16, unemployed with no responsibilities and wandering around the city bouncing ideas off his friend. He seemed to like to live in his head which might be indicative of INxx but could also be because he had a crappy, frustrating life and ignoring the present was a coping mechanism for a sensitive kid with unstable moods. According to his bff he would often start projects, get really excited and have great ideas at first, and then get bored which is the greets NP struggle of all time.

I think he was xNFP, and it’s hard to say which because his upbringing with a forceful and controlling dad + rebellious nature + perpetual grief + a little spoiled by mom would have likely made a withdrawn ENFP or an INFP who tries to be tough.

Evidence for INFP: lived in his head, liked to imagine his perfect world, had naive ideas about making that world a reality, and had imaginary relationships with blondes.

Evidence for ENFP: He was a very typically ENFP kind of leader. He’d get really really excited about an idea, believe anything could be done, was incredibly charismatic and showed signs of being a natural leader from a young age.

So that’s pretty much all I have the motivation for right now.

TL;DR Hitler was a god damn perceiver ok? Not an Fe user, shows some serious Ne and even if you ignore functions he seems like an obvious NFP to me.

Please contest and educate. I don’t know much about Hitler.