Vi ved alle, at kunst ikke er sandhed. Kunsten er en løgn, der lader os erkende sandheden.

I artiklen: We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

– Pablo Picasso, The Arts: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Covering All Phases of Ancient and Modern Art, Volume 3, Number 5, maj 1923


A decade ago, I’d been drunk on the power of technology to make a dent in the universe; I had sobered up in the intervening years, had turned my love into just a job, which is to say, I’d become an adult.

– Cory Doctorow: Attack Surface


There’s this kind of performative complexity in a lot of the wickedness in our world — things are made complex so they’ll be hard to understand. The pretense is they’re hard to understand because they’re intrinsically complex. And there’s a term in the finance sector for this, which is “MEGO:” My Eyes Glaze Over. It’s a trick.

– Cory Doctorow – interview, The Jacobin: Cory Doctorow Explains Why Big Tech Is Making the Internet Terrible

United clown Kingdom

Having a monarchy next door is a little like having a neighbour who’s really into clowns and has daubed their house with clown murals, displays clown dolls in each window and has an insatiable desire to hear about and discuss clown-related news stories. More specifically, for the Irish, it’s like having a neighbour who’s really into clowns and, also, your grandfather was murdered by a clown.

– The Irish Times via Charles Stross – link til indlæg