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Out of Sight

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All this assistive technology means that the technological life I lead isn’t much different from that of a sighted person. Like other blind people,

 

 

I use the Internet to further my personal and professional interests that have nothing to do with blindness.

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Essays & Reviews

Pushing Pixels

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The scientific practices that provide us images of Martian landscapes also cast seeing itself in a new light

Myth of the Garbage Patch

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The massive plastic trash gyre isn’t an island, it’s the disaster of capital circling the globe on ocean currents

Demolition Party

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China’s construction boom is driven by an equally booming wave of urban destruction.

Features

Some Housekeeping

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(Re-)subscribe to keep the New Inquiry going

Dear Marooned Alien Princess

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Are men getting, somehow, even worse? Should being anti-capitalist mean women of color wearing sack cloth? Ask Marooned Alien Princess!

The New Inquiry Vol. 40: Trash Editors’ Note

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In a real, material sense, capitalism doesn’t produce goods nearly so much as it produces trash.

TNI A\V

Oculus Birth

Egg Timer

Video “Salut les Cubains” Agnès Varda

Video 7 Years Later

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&, Meanwhile

“Our collective and interdependent force is energizing”

“The point…is to reclaim their own power and reduce dependence on state institutions”

“Solidarity is not a word you say at the end of a one-sided conversation”

“THERE IS STILL A PLACE WHERE BLACK UNICORNS RUN FREELY”

“…that subaltern who was supposed to fail but didn’t.”

“Earth is the language planet”

“thank God for the asshole that Kanye has become”

“While the capitalists are winning every battle between the two classes, they are nonetheless losing the war.”

“they make their way down the wide, bleached sidewalks, followed at a distance by an unmarked police car”

“The police weren’t “showing restraint,” there were simply too many of us to stop.”

“build up rebel muscles for the harder and harder fight ahead”

“Hood by hood, block by block, fight the bosses and fight the cops!”

“They didn’t make me an organizer. They made me a convict.”

“Anti-Black racism was built into American police work from the very first day.”

“Your idols will look different in their suits and ties — their trophies and plaques will be scars and bullet wounds, stretch marks and missing teeth, the smiles that make you uncomfortable”

“Kayla from Bleed the Pigs is too aggressive and angry”

“You have a Wilberforce University Faculty ID and 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot dead by police for holding a BB gun.”

“Nothing is purely spontaneous when the people have been self-organizing for 100s of years”

“there’s actually more women than men”

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News

“Harmony Korine: Interviews” with editor Eric Kohn @ Videology (1/16)

Fuck You, Here’s a Rainbow

A Message from the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee

Announcing Derica Shields, Sam Lavigne, and Anwar Batte

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Blogs

The Eructator of Ice Cream

In The Austerity Kitchen
The Ice Cream Trade Journal

Bildungsroman meets brain freeze

Summer Reading

In Zunguzungu
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Some newish and upcoming literary-type books that didn’t make the NYT’s silly summer reading list

Triple-Decker Weekly, 130

In Shines Like Gold
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Would you pay for transparently useless advice?

What Even Can You Even Say About The Princess-Man of North Sudan?

In Zunguzungu
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What is the emoji for vomit.