Tag Archives: Slavoj Žižek

Wikileaks and the End of Stolen Kisses

Slavoj Žižek says that Wikileaks is hated not because of the secrets it has revealed, but because it exposed the cynicism of a system that has long stopped believing in the values it imagines itself to uphold. It's a problem not only for diplomacy and governance, but for the eroding distinction between public and private life.

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Everlastingly Strange

G. K. Chesterton: "The simplest truth about man is that he is a very strange being; almost in the sense of being a stranger on the earth."

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Tracking disconsumption

A project to use barcodes to track consumer waste reminds me of what Slavoj Žižek says while standing amidst piles of garbage: "part of our daily perception of reality is that this [trash] disappears from our world."

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