“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Portable Shame Culture

Facebook, Twitter and so on are ways of packaging California online for export. California is a shame culture. “Privacy is overrated” (Zuckerberg) makes sense in that context.

Facebook and Twitter formalize the dirty look, the constant visitor of a parent with an upset child here in northern Cali.


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