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Surveillance Valley: The Rise of the Military-Digital Complex

Surveillance Valley: The Rise of the Military-Digital Complex

author: Yasha Levine

name: Steev

average rating: 4.31

book published: 2018

rating: 5

read at: 2018/08/10

date added: 2018/08/10

shelves: own-it, politics

review:
Mind-blowing. Jaw-dropping. Eye-opening.

If you care how the world we live in got built, this should be required reading.

Think Outside the Box Office: The Ultimate Guide to Film Distribution in the Digital Era

Think Outside the Box Office: The Ultimate Guide to Film Distribution in the Digital Era

author: Jon Reiss

name: Steev

average rating: 4.24

book published: 2009

rating: 5

read at: 2018/08/04

date added: 2018/08/04

shelves: filmmaking, own-it

review:

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street (Transmetropolitan, #1)

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street (Transmetropolitan, #1)

author: Warren Ellis

name: Steev

average rating: 4.22

book published: 1998

rating: 4

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date added: 2018/07/22

shelves: fun, politics, own-it

review:
fun, and eerily prescient in some ways, for a 1997 publication. A preoccupation with journalistic integrity, truth, and authenticity is a constant thread.

As a story though, not particularly mature. Spider Jerusalem is a snotty know-it-all anger-factory who never changes and never really has any obstacles he can't easily kick in the teeth and yell his way out of. In a way it's satisfying to follow this avenging demon around his corrupt and rotting City as he smites evildoers and lectures the populace about "the truth". But ultimately it's pretty juvenile to have a main character like this who never learns or grows.

The art is really great, a riot of overwhelming detail.

Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir

Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir

author: Lauren Slater

name: Steev

average rating: 3.90

book published: 2000

rating: 5

read at: 2018/07/04

date added: 2018/07/04

shelves: memoir, fun, spirit-self

review:

New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

author: James Bridle

name: Steev

average rating: 2.00

book published:

rating: 0

read at:

date added: 2018/06/26

shelves: after-the-fall, art, wishlist, politics

review:

The Baffler No. 39 - The Organization of Hatreds

The Baffler No. 39 - The Organization of Hatreds

author: Chris Lehmann

name: Steev

average rating: 5.00

book published:

rating: 5

read at:

date added: 2018/06/22

shelves: fun, own-it, politics

review:
Especially standout article: "Manufacturing Consent" by Robin West

Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley

Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley

author: Corey Pein

name: Steev

average rating: 3.71

book published:

rating: 5

read at: 2018/05/12

date added: 2018/05/12

shelves: own-it, politics

review:
Definitely scathing! This book confirmed and resonated with my experience living in SF during the first web boom, and Pein’s healthily cynical take is refreshing and entertaining. I’m someone else who lived through it but didn’t drink the koolaid, and trust me, be very afraid of Silicon Valley.

Confirmation Bias live at MOCA Tucson

April 25, 2018, as part of the Tucson Noise Symposium.

Confirmation Bias is Igloo Martian (drums, electronics) and Steev Hise (guitars, mutant banjo, electronics)

Cast: steev hise

Tags: music, free improvisation, experimental music, free jazz, avant garde and noise

Noise: The Political Economy of Music

Noise: The Political Economy of Music

author: Jacques Attali

name: Steev

average rating: 4.11

book published: 1977

rating: 5

read at:

date added: 2018/04/27

shelves: art, politics

review:

Moments from the 2017 Tucson Noise Symposium

In April 2017 the first Tucson Noise Symposium was held, featuring dozens of performances and talks and discussions. This is some brief glimpses.
More info can be had at phonophilia.com/tns

Cast: steev hise

Tags: noise, tucson, avant garde, festival, music, experimental, art and performance