• TAR BOOK
BY MARGUERITE HUMEAU
'"TAR is a tremendous flight of fantasy for those who need to plan a way to escape from this planet or to save it."
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The struggle is over,
is the new Sex.
Sexologist John Money introduced the terminological distinction between biological sex and gender as a role in 1955. Before his work, it was uncommon to use the word gender to refer to anything but grammatical categories. However, Money's meaning of the word did not become widespread until the 1970s, when feminist theory embraced the concept of a distinction between biological sex and the social construct of gender.
May's Week 2014, 5th- 11th
STORY // BE FRIENDLY: spend your networks points at
THE RELATIONS MARKET.
''How much is it?" - the stiff man asked with interest, in front of the screen. ''Twohundredbillions points. Level four accounts, Sir'' the voice answered in a polite, soft toned accent. As an answer Mark touched the pad with its middle finger. " Trade secured, user authorized to engage level four ''Twohundredbillions points, level four account order received. Authorization code -MZ. Confirm Sir?"
''Confirm to seal order''. ''Confirmation's Valid: transaction open, confirmed and sealed''. The man smiled: " Now give me a chat. Last transaction subject". The Screen got brighter, a countdown of three.. and there, face to face: a beautiful, smiling platinum blonde with big blue eyes, and gorgeous made up bright red lips, "Hee-lloo honeeyy. You are soooo cuteee" - she almost singed it. He grew his smile, a bit more: "Hi, glad to meet you Marilyn. You too...Are you free this afternoon for a game session?"
While his new girlfriend answered, the screen updated the trading network balance: two hundred billions points spent, six thousands to go. Quite enough for the season as a single male seeking affairs in New York City.
IT's THE SOCIETY OF THE POST-INTERNET, WHERE EACH USER IS represented BY THE numbers of his or her connections. WE MAY SAY THAT THE INTERNET HAS BUILT a new market to satisfy the OLDEST need of human beings: the NEED to be appreciated. THIS MARKET would be CALLED 'THE SOCIAL MEDIA': An EXCHANGE SPACE WHERE LINKS TO OTHERS CAN BE NUMBERED, our network BECOMING commoditY, VIRTUALIZED and TRADED. This is a natural evolution of our deep nature: we are evoluted apes, able to define reality by virtuality, thanks to language. THE INTERNET is just the ultimate pushing tool in that direction, a direction getting away from physical implication. that's the point: the social media replaces the PROCEDURES OF negotiation BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS with its own RULES. THOSE RULES MAY BECOME the ONLY RULES AVAILABLE . and this is the WINGED cupid IN social media future is a REMOTE CONTROLLED machine, and we ARE NOT complainING ABOUT IT.
THE TRADING GAME OF NETWORKED AFFAIRS, THE UNAVOIDABLE PLAY
June's Week 2014, 9th- 15th
STORY // Sara Cwynar's - Kitsch Encyclopedia -
A Survey of Universal Knowledge
ART BOOK REVIEW by christina martinelli
TAR is the sticky stuff we pave our roads and build our roofs with.
It affords us travel and shelters us from the storm. It is also an anagram of the word art.
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