A Parasitology of Social Media

A Parasitology of Social Media

Again, the impos­ture has suc­ceed­ed; the par­a­site is well hid­den behind his mim­ic­ry, behind his rep­re­sen­ta­tion. The oper­a­tion of col­lec­tion van­ished behind the activ­i­ty of sim­u­la­tion. Every­one sees the blind­ness of the host. Every­one is blind for see­ing only the…

The Real Don Quixote

The Real Don Quixote

En un lugar de la Hidal­go, de cuyo nom­bre no quiero acor­darme, no ha mucho tiem­po que vivía un hidal­go de los de lan­za en astillero, adar­ga antigua, rocín fla­co y  Xoloitzcuintle corre­dor. El ver­dadero Don Quixote A plate of mole…

Helen Escobedo: The Ephemerality of the Mind and Body
Kati Horna, Helen Escobedo, 1960; gelatin silver print, 8 x 8 in. Private collection, Mexico City.

Helen Escobedo: The Ephemerality of the Mind and Body

    Noth­ing is sacred, lit­tle is safe, and the best way to pre­serve valu­able objects is to bury them under­ground, the way the pharaos did, nev­er to see the light again. Helen Escobedo   Ecol­o­gy is about the rela­tion­ship between…

The Virtual Wall

The Virtual Wall

I hap­pen to have a soft addic­tion to social media. Alright, may­be that is an under­state­ment. I have been the mem­ber of a long his­to­ry of social media exploits and sites since I was in my young teens. My first net­work­ing…

The Book That Didn't Exist

The Book That Didn’t Exist

I breath slow­er in libraries. I care­ful­ly take in air through my nose and inhale the earthy per­fume of the books which I hold deep with­in my lungs exhal­ing only when nec­es­sary. I was may­be fif­teen when I real­ized this.…