Friday, 10 October 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

electric lady

electric lady (ii)
OK, here are some reasons why Sian loves Janelle Monae's Electric Lady album:

Sunday, 14 September 2014

brain bleach

brain bleach (i)
Sian was wearing this getup when she last saw friend Portia, who said, "Sian looks like she wants get herself hypnotised." Portia's been writing in brave detail of her adventures in the world of Real World B, D, S and M recently, and knows a little of Sian's adventures and roleplay scenes.

But here's the thing.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

consumer

consumer (iii)
...to define oneself by media consumption is not just unhealthy, it’s vacuous. To do so is to go beyond the necessary distractions from the real world’s tedium and travails. It’s a demand for a Huxley-esque perpetual childhood. 
Gamers won’t die because there will always be, in capitalism, people who define themselves by what they buy. When their imaginary identity politics are challenged, they’ll lash out, angrily, with as much vitriol as they can muster. 
Ian Williams, "Death to the Gamer", jacobinmag.com

Friday, 15 August 2014

digital witness

digital witness (i)
"If I can't show it, you can't see me."
Sian's gender today has once more waxed gently towards the feminine, thanks to the MeshProject body that she still isn't tired of.

She has been thinking about social media. She wanted to make a set of images perhaps expressing something about the constant reaching for Likes and Faves, but realised that the simple fact of posting Second Life fashion pictures was enough.

Anyway. A long meditation on social media follows, which includes video and more pretty pictures. but it all starts with the undeniable and inalterable fact that Sian loves St. Vincent.