The zero amount of sleep you sleep is like, way less than the amount of sleep you’re supposed to sleep.
i just want to
Unconsciously gnashing my teeth together
yaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy a place i interviewed with back in november but didn’t hire me cuz they wanted a senior designer (cuz it was basically for the head of the department) got back to me today to perhaps do some front-end development yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!
i’m glad i only saw the email at 8pm cuz i literally am running on 2 1/2 hours of sleep and would feel anxious to call even though i’m barely at 10%. yay!!!!!!
im pleased but too exhausted to express emotions yayyy!!
Maciej Ratajski - Shallow Water, 2010
It is fashionable to suggest that cyberspace is some island of the blessed where people are free to indulge and express their individuality. This is not true. I have seen many people spill out their emotions, their guts online and I did so myself until I began to see that I had commodified myself.
Commodification means that you turn something into a product which has a money value. In the nineteenth century, commodities were made in factories, by workers who were mostly exploited. But I created my interior thoughts as commodities for the corporations that owned the board I was posting to — like Compuserve or AOL — and that commodity was sold onto other consumer entities as entertainment.
Cyberspace is a black hole; it absorbs energy and personality and then re-presents it, as an emotional spectacle. It is done by businesses that commodify human interaction and emotion, and we are getting lost in the spectacle."
from All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (via whitetrashwitch)
i’ve been thinking about this alot in relation moreso to the type of images that are shared on a site like tumblr and the evolution of image-specific blogs and the image itself becoming a form of creating an identity on the net (especially images outside of selfies), as currency on the web/a way to commodify/brand the self.