In the most recent Details magazine, their 10th Anniversary issue, March 2010, I stumbled upon a fascinating article on digital gay dating from this so-called "ambigu-straight" magazine. The writer describes a gay iPhone app called "Grindr" which apparently is like a listing of available men with one of the sorting categories (in addition to picture and various measurements) is distance between iPhones. This app is functional and used even in places like Iran and Kazakhstan!
John D'Emilio described the emergence of a discrete gay identity with capitalism in his article titled Capitalism and Gay Identity. If we look at capital flows and information flows and the connection between capital and information, a fascinating question arises about alternatives to capitalism if, as Deleuze and Guattari question, that is even possible.
In the race towards over-intellectualization, I don't think that many newly minted Marxists and other anti-capitalists have adequately considered the role capitalism has played in their own lives. I know Marx says that's the contradiction.
On my own musings, when I was a kid I thought about an electronic device that would instantly allow everyone in the world to find their perfect match. Yet, as the iPhone and the internet work their way to it, I have grown to believe that even if such a device were available, it would not function as expected or anticipated.
silent conversations: how i confronted my best friend after confessing being HIV positive - I guess meeting Y the following day was inevitable. but i pondered hard how i will manage after learning the status. what will i do? where do i start? an...