Sunday Surprise: Khruangbin

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Well, they certainly surprised me. Saw something somewhere describing them as blending Thai, Tex-Mex, and West African influences; nothing about surrealism, but --

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lotlizard's picture

smooshed and flattened into one single stream of similarly formatted, digitally delivered (and diminished), gatekeeper-homogenized and centrally monitored media… that’s what this essayist calls “content collapse.”

From context collapse to content collapse

Many of the qualities of social media that make people uneasy stem from content collapse. First, by leveling everything, social media also trivializes everything — freed of barriers, information, like water, pools at the lowest possible level. A presidential candidate’s policy announcement is given equal weight to a snapshot of your niece’s hamster and a video of the latest Kardashian contouring. Second, as all information consolidates on social media, we respond to it using the same small set of tools the platforms provide for us. Our responses become homogenized, too. That’s true of both the form of the responses (repost, retweet, like, heart, hashtag, fire emoji) and their content (Love! Hate! Cringe!). The software’s formal constraints place tight limits on our expressiveness, no matter what we’re talking about.

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@lotlizard

social media. Thanks.

be well and have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

shakin' wobblies cool
nearly pakistani / upbeat w/soulish rifts
then soft and soothing
out there somewhere reachable
thanks amigo

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@QMS
Pelota, if only for the visuals - they're out there.

be well and have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

janis b's picture

I love the music and the visuals, all of it.

The sound is very tight, something that I can happily move to and listen to for a long time.

Cheers

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@janis b

be well and have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris

and for your correct spelling ; ).

All the best to you.

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