Property is something that landscape architect and theorist James Corner would characterize as a “…phenomena that can only achieve visibility through representation rather than through direct experience.”
— Chris Lee, "This Was Written on Stolen Indigenous Land"
"He had adequate information about Jordan, but his information about Palestine was poor," al-Adel said. "We listened to him, but we did not argue, since we wanted to win him to our side."
— Joby Warrick, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS
Miss Baker's gravestone frequently has one or more bananas on top.
— Image Caption, "Miss Baker," Wikipedia
A German friend said part of the reason for their generous benefits was that the state hoped to protect itself from fascism, which is typically born from desperate economic straits. I think about that a lot.
— @alexanderchee reposted by @dannygargallo
just watching the last inning last run they got in YouTube brought tears to my eyes
— Lily in a text about the Red Sox
You needn't sit and wonder why, babe
— Elvis Presley, "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"
have u ever seen a slug in portrait mode
— Text in Lily's Instagram story with a poll of "YES" or "I HAVE"
Wouldn't be a Rosa house without it.
— Jonathan on jar of Peanut M&Ms
But the meaning is not simply in those things, but it's in them insofar as they subvert our expecations, the expectations we brought to them which nobody has said anything about at all.
— Stuart Hall, "Representation and the Media"
Now what this means is in fact the process of representation has entered into the event itself. In a way, it doesn’t exist meaningfully until it has been represented, and to put that in a more high-falutin way is to say that representation doesn’t occur after the event; representation is constitutive of the event. It enters into the constitution of the object that we are talking about. It is part of the object itself; it is constitutive of it. It is one of its conditions of existence, and therefore representation is not outside the event, not after the event, but within the event itself; it is constitutive of it.
— Stuart Hall, "Representation and the Media"
The stacks have been moved to the old ice hockey arena while the Wallace is being remodeled.
— @frankcost
I don't like to dwell on crits after the thing is made. I like to do in progress crits so the thing can change.
— Janet*
The entire facility fell under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, located in Huntsville, Alabama. There, a lieutenant colonel named Tim Mango had responsibility for Kwajalein. This tickled Musk. “What are the odds?” he asked. “I sometimes wonder if it’s like Catch-22 where there’s somebody doing assignments for majors and colonels, and they said you know what would be funny? If we took Lieutenant Colonel Mango and put him in charge of a tropical island.”
— Eric Berger, Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX
The material of a conventional monument is normally chosen to withstand the physical ravages of time, the assumption being that its memory will remain as everlasting as its form. But as Mumford has already suggested, the actual consequence of a memorial's unyielding fixedness in space is also its death over time: a fixed image created in one time and carried over into a new time suddenly appears archaic, strange, or irrelevant altogether.
— James E. Young, "The Counter-Monument: Memory against Itself in Germany Today"
A much larger and more pertinent big idea which neither Petraeus nor any other outsider could ultimately control, was the identity and interests of the foreign country's ruling elite. If that idea and those interest obstructed the regime's willingness or ability to govern it's people with legitimacy, and if the intervening power had little leverage to alter this fact, then as David Kilcullen conlcuded in the end, it was folly to embark on a counter insurgency campaign in the first place.
— Fred Kaplan, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War
Nagl and Yingling had written in their article, "The Army will become more adaptive only when being adaptive offers the surest path to promotion."
— Fred Kaplan, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War
But he also wanted an opportunity—and there were few more captivating opportunities than an airplane ride—to talk with her.
— Fred Kaplan, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War
What the infographic era signifies is the transformation of politics into aesthetics and those aesthetics into the same type of brand building content that previously thrived on selfies and Bruch posts. The reason infographics are so perfectly suited for influencers in an attention economy that runs on authenticity is precisely because they pretend to be a break from branded content. It’s as if to say “hey guys, I know I talk about a lot of silly things on here, but today lets talk about something real.” All the while, the engagement stats keep going up, and trust is established through the influencer's benevolent willingness to break character. It’s this routine of piety and self-sacrifice, the creation of a moral order where ‘actually some things are bigger than content’ that allows infographics to function so effectively as content.
— Brad Troemel, "PASTEL HELL: the definitive guide to millennial aesthetics"
You even take away from the opponent the piece they love to hate. They need that piece.
— Person in The Trial of Tilted Arc