December 2010

Reality, Simulation & Culture

From time to time, it is instructive to take a blade to the culture of the mediaplex. In so doing, we expose the informational viscera, freed from the distraction of epidermal appearance, and begin to get a sense of what really composes this peculiar beast. What we find, is that it’s not an organic entity […] Read more

One Christmas, One Empire

Amid the miasma of western cultural traditions, no other festival is as widely and dutifully observed as Christmas. We are all inevitably exposed to it at one time or another, and cannot help but witness its peculiar rites and rituals. But how many worshipers and party-goers know the real origins of this holy holiday? For […] Read more

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