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Breaking down both the products and consumers of culture into data has not only revealed an apparent underlying formula for virality; it has also contributed to new kinds of formulaic content and a canalizing of taste in the age of streaming. Reduced to component parts, culture can now be recombined and optimized to drive user engagement. This allows platforms to squeeze more value out of backlogs of content and shuffle pre-existing data points into series of new correlations, driving the creation of new content on terms that the platforms are best equipped to handle and profit from. (Listeners will get the most out of music optimized for Spotify on Spotify.) But although such reconfigured cultural artifacts might appear new, they are made from a depleted pantry of the same old ingredients. This threatens to starve culture of the resources to generate new ideas, new possibilities.

Yesterday Once More - Algorithms are changing how we experience nostalgia (Grafton Tanner/Real Life)

Excerpted from Tanner's The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia.

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The godfather of ambient and generative music, Brian Eno’s reverberations can be heard everywhere. Talking to acclaimed author Jeff VanderMeer, the pioneering “non-musician” discusses his long-standing environmental activism, holograms, hypocrisy, and his newly launched charity, working to reduce the music industry’s carbon footprint

Brian Eno: Another Green World (Port Magazine)

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On 12/5/2021 at 10:03 PM, dcom said:

I don't really know much about vinyl pressing to comment the other parts of the article but the idea that "profit = sales price - manufacturing cost" for any business is hilarious. Either the writer really does not know how a business is run or he's deliberately exaggerating the vinyl sales profits.

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recently found this group of people that believe humans have been in contact with aliens since WW2 and there have been covert government kidnappings of various people around the world to aid in some kind of galactic conflict with different alien beings. 

a few (lucky) individuals seem to have come to the realization that they were these soldiers (known as super soldiers) and began a network for therapy (?) and/or sharing their story (whistleblowing). the guy below is one of the most prominent although they also have some celebrities such as this guy who fought against the martians for almost 2 decades or this lady who was a nacht waffen (dark fleet) pilot i.e. the bad guys

 

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1 hour ago, Nebraska said:

recently found this group of people that believe humans have been in contact with aliens since WW2 and there have been covert government kidnappings of various people around the world to aid in some kind of galactic conflict with different alien beings. 

a few (lucky) individuals seem to have come to the realization that they were these soldiers (known as super soldiers) and began a network for therapy (?) and/or sharing their story (whistleblowing). the guy below is one of the most prominent although they also have some celebrities such as this guy who fought against the martians for almost 2 decades or this lady who was a nacht waffen (dark fleet) pilot i.e. the bad guys

 

I love how you put a question mark after therapy lol

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3 hours ago, Nebraska said:

freedom fighter qanon shaman seems to confirm the existence of advanced underground military bases

 

he was interviewed from prison via phone by Andrew from Channel 5 News (all gas no brakes). he went into depths about all the crazy in his brain. the interview is only available to patreon supporters so far but i'm sure will go public in a few days. it's  batshit. 

posted in the Qanon thread. wtf. these people..

 

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