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rookiemag:

April 16, 2014

New diarist! New diarist!! New diarist!!!
Naomi
I am going to be 20 years old in eight days. I am so ready for it. Read More »
Ruby
I get blood drawn a couple times and feel a little dizzy. I pee in a cup. Read More »
Britney
I have been doing more than just existing. I feel alive. Read More »
Marah
In this new world, everything we know is gone. We miss the things we took for granted. Read More »
Visual diary above by Caitlin H. Marah’s diary is produced in collaboration with Syria Deeply.

rookiemag:

April 16, 2014

New diarist! New diarist!! New diarist!!!

Naomi

I am going to be 20 years old in eight days. I am so ready for it. Read More »

Ruby

I get blood drawn a couple times and feel a little dizzy. I pee in a cup. Read More »

Britney

I have been doing more than just existing. I feel alive. Read More »

Marah

In this new world, everything we know is gone. We miss the things we took for granted. Read More »

Visual diary above by Caitlin H. Marah’s diary is produced in collaboration with Syria Deeply.

Every hour, countless people on Twitter declare themselves “officially old”. They use it to prefix anything they’re doing that is remotely mundane, from buying running gear to boiling an egg, when really, all this is stuff people generally do way before they start worrying about cataracts and their own funeral arrangements. In some cases, the admission even seems to carry with it a sense of pride – history’s most infantile generation of 20-somethings taking pleasure in the occasional sign that their lives aren’t such irresponsible marathons of recklessness after all.
Tagged: #uk
vicemag:

Who is going to save this country from drowning in a sea of Chinese debt and high fructose corn syrup? It’s not the mild-mannered hipsters obsessed with mustache wax and crafting artisanal honey in their urban sanctuaries. No, they only create small batches of things, trying to leverage their modesty as authenticity. Modesty did not cure polio. Authenticity didn’t win the Cold War. Honey isn’t going to get Putin out of Crimea.
—In Defense of American Bros

vicemag:

Who is going to save this country from drowning in a sea of Chinese debt and high fructose corn syrup? It’s not the mild-mannered hipsters obsessed with mustache wax and crafting artisanal honey in their urban sanctuaries. No, they only create small batches of things, trying to leverage their modesty as authenticity. Modesty did not cure polio. Authenticity didn’t win the Cold War. Honey isn’t going to get Putin out of Crimea.

—In Defense of American Bros

Tagged: #america
shihlun:

A student protester falls asleep holding a book entitled ‘Occupy’ as they continue their occupation of the legislature, which has lasted for ten days on March 27, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.
The students remain in a standoff with the government over Taiwan’s trade agreement with China, refusing to meet with President Ma Ying-jeou to resolve the situation until their demands are met.
(Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

shihlun:

A student protester falls asleep holding a book entitled ‘Occupy’ as they continue their occupation of the legislature, which has lasted for ten days on March 27, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.

The students remain in a standoff with the government over Taiwan’s trade agreement with China, refusing to meet with President Ma Ying-jeou to resolve the situation until their demands are met.

(Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

Tagged: #taiwan
alternativechina:

36 hours in America with Beijing’s Carsick Cars and WHITE+
If you ever visit China, be prepared to dive deep into the proper wormhole that is their music scene. It happened to me, and it happens to almost everyone. In fact, why not do it right now? Start with the tenzenmen bandcamp.  It’s all uphill from there.  Hell, since returning from my trip to kick off The World Underground, I have sent many people down that path, and met many more who are all equally excited.

alternativechina:

36 hours in America with Beijing’s Carsick Cars and WHITE+

If you ever visit China, be prepared to dive deep into the proper wormhole that is their music scene. It happened to me, and it happens to almost everyone. In fact, why not do it right now? Start with the tenzenmen bandcamp.  It’s all uphill from there.  Hell, since returning from my trip to kick off The World Underground, I have sent many people down that path, and met many more who are all equally excited.

Tagged: #china
Our attitudes to authorship, shifted massively by our common use of the Internet, confuse our understanding of where photography will fit in the cultural landscape of the future. Anyone invested in high-art photography (where authorship is king, where influences are conventionally hidden, and where reusing existing imagery is consciously acknowledged as appropriation) sees this intellectual-property amnesia of the age of the “digital native” as a problem, at least on the level of terminology. All photographic imagery circulating on the Internet is the raw material for millions of “unique” stories of (educators, hold your breath) “self-expression”: found illustrations that quasi-communicate millions of people’s homogenized experiences and emotions. The Internet does not adhere to the inherent, necessary asymmetry of high- versus low-art categorizations that we use in the cultural sector: in a banal sense, all photographs on the Web are orphans ready to be claimed.