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The Nostalgia of the Collective Unconscious in Market Societies

As the virtual class is a replication of the bourgeois within the Internet shaped by the communications industry, “It is one of the supreme ironies that a primitive form of capitalism, a retro-capitalism, is actualizing virtuality.”

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Among all of the victims of the 2009 global financial crisis, there is one property still struggling to find luck in our modern times. The once named Xanadu Mall (now called American Dream) had eaten through billions of dollars, sat abandoned for years and even today is not fully open. Did I mention it’s been […]

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In 1999, groups of open source software users staged an international protest against Microsoft. They demanded a refund for something they didn’t want, but were forced to pay for: Microsoft Windows 98. Today’s video examines one of these protests, which occurred in California’s Silicon Valley, and the battle that these users fought to get their […]

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Architectural history in an era of capitalist ruin WE LIKE TO THINK OF BUILDINGS as being permanent, unchanging. They feel permanent; after all, it is part of a building’s basic purpose, reliably sheltering us from the elements. But the unfortunate truth is that most buildings do not last long. It might shock you to learn that […]

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Between 1964 and 1965 there occurred a scandal that few remember now, almost as if it has slipped from the popular memory. Known as The Bronswik Affair, it started when normal members of the public began to exhibit strange behaviour, such as the housewife who fed forty-seven packets of washing powder into her washing machine […]

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