my raison d'être is aesthetic---bona fide artifice.• what do you want to know.
When people say “culture is meant to be shared” I’m literally like ???? Because that has literally never been the purpose of any culture. Culture is about identity, community and family. It’s about tradition. It is not and has never been about “sharing”.
They keep saying “shared” when they mean “made available for my consumption.”
and boom goes the dynamite
Real-time graphics coding, in a web browser, in virtual reality … impressive …
More technical details at Github here
The app (if you have the right Firefox browser) can be found here
Angel Night: Yamiyo wo Kakeru Tenshitachi no Monogatari — PC-98 — Four Nine (1996)
0% rotten tomatoes
100% leprechaun in space
"Weeee…arrrrreeeee…the Ferrrguuusonnnn Pooollllicceeee Deeeeparrrtmennnt….."
the hood should be pointier though
There is plenty of help on the internet for that. With diagrams.
The capitalist world-economy takes the form of an iceberg. The most studied part which appears above the surface is supported by a huge underlying structure that is out of sight. Unlike the iceberg, the world-economy is a dynamic system based on flows of value from the underside toward the top. These include drains of surplus (expropriated value) that take two forms: visible monetarized flows of bright value and hidden un(der)costed flows that carry dark value (the unrecorded value of cheap labor, labor reproduction and ecological externalities). Commodity chains are central mechanisms for these surplus drains in the world-economy. At each node of the chain, participants attempt to maximize their capture of bright value through wages, rent and profit. They do this by constructing differential degrees of monopoly (control of the markup between cost and sale price) and degrees of monopsony (control of markdowns of production costs). However, this process depends upon the transformation of dark value into bright value for capture. Via an examination of the Apple iPad commodity chain, I show how the bright value captured by Apple depends on the dark value extracted by its suppliers. Dark value is estimated by measurements of the value of under-payments for wage labor, reproductive labor and environmental damage in Asian countries, especially China. Surprisingly, most dark value embedded in the iPad is captured by final buyers (mostly in the core) as consumer surplus.
I el-oh-el’d (or actually, I gasped silently with the realization of absurdity)