It reminds me of walking around with a camera. How that changes the way you experience and interact with the physical environment
That double edged sword of intensifying and sensitising on the one hand and warping on the other. Deepening the engagement on but in perhaps a slightly imbalanced way
it was what i was doing when i sent you those images that dissappeared or whatever. it was around midnight, no people on the street, snow gently swaying lit in streetlight beams. everything turned magical.its a good way to re-engage with the visible world. if youve got a camera. it makes you look again when youve lost the habit of looking.
this touches upon something I feel very intensely at the moment: the way experiencing is filtered through modes or moods. planes that you move between, which determine how you resonate with things. what signals you pick up, what signals become scrambled.its great when that happens and cprrespondingly nightmarish when the other thing has happened and the world goes grey and flat around you and looking itself seems completely redundant. its the same rubbish world that was here yesterday and the day before and the day before that and nothing ever changes
Feminism clearly picks up the Marxist maneuver, which is [emphasize to disempowered groups all the ways they're disempowered in order to shake up & anneal (under a new equity regime) class relations]. The long-term gambit is that half-truths and exaggerations of disempowerment are an instrumental good to this re-annealing. But in a system that's shown itself anti-fragile to agitation (it'll adjust to your complaints, but never revolutionize itself beyond the minimum required), this gambit is no longer economical, it actually hurts the very groups it purports to work on behalf of, undermining the group's identitarian self-esteem, changing their perception of the world to something much more antagonistic (or apathetic) to their plights.The conviction rate for rape, is 58%. The conviction rate for reportable crimes of all types is 57%.