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Category: On reality

“A recipe for disaster”: the business of anxiety in times of pandemic

“A recipe for disaster”: the business of anxiety in times of pandemic

Il n’existe plus de sphère de l’existence contemporaine qui n’ait point fait l’objet d’une pénétration par le capital. […] Tout étant devenu une source potentielle de capitalisation, le capital s’est fait monde, un fait hallucinatoire de dimensione planétaire, producteur, sur un échelle élargie, de sujets à la fois calculateurs, fictionnels et délirants. Le capital s’étant fait chair, tout est devenu une fonction du capital, l’intériorité y compris. Achille Mbembe, Brutalisme, La Découverte, Paris, 2020 I was reading an article on…

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Neoliberalism stole my virginity*? On being a teenager musician in the Nineties, Blind Melon and the future we lost

Neoliberalism stole my virginity*? On being a teenager musician in the Nineties, Blind Melon and the future we lost

Too many subjects in just one post? Probably. As obvious as it may sound, I do not even know where to start. But, since we seem to live in an emotional capitalism, let’s start this way: about a feeling: being a teenager and playing in a band in the Nineties. I grew up in a small town in northern Italy, I started playing drums when I was 14 in a band with some friends, we believed in it, we did…

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