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Netflix Star Samin Nosrat’s ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’ Is a Marxist Fantasy - Eater
“They say the potter always drinks out of a broken pot,” Nosrat’s mother tells her in the last episode, “Heat,” as they share some rice that misses the serving plate. In what kind of world is the food fallen on the counter the best bite? One that will belong to the workers, someday.
food  politics  identity  cooking  creativity  labor  work  socialism  video  television 
4 hours ago by allaboutgeorge
How do you know if you're losing your mind? — Quartz
A neuroscientist experiences mental disorder under treatment for brain cancer and changes her tack on research and recommendations: the brain is part of our physiology and the distinction between mental and physical illness is pointless and harmful

"Like Lipska, I don’t totally trust my brain anymore. It’s obvious to me now, not theoretically but actually, that everything is perception; that reality is delicate. And it seems that we only function because of our brain’s ability to filter and separate experiences and keep everything sorted. But how do I stop my mind from getting all jumbled again? And what made it happen in the first place?"
psychology  psychiatry  neuroscience  brain  self  identity  structure 
10 hours ago by emmacarlson
How An Amateur Rap Crew Stole Surveillance Tech That Tracks Almost Every American
Cops alleged Da Boss and his co-conspirators had access to the Holy Grail for any Internet-age scam artist: a surveillance technology that police and debt collectors use to track most of the United States’ 325 million inhabitants via their Social Security numbers, license plates, address histories, names and dates of birth. The mass-monitoring tech, called TLO, is a product of the Chicago-based credit reporting giant TransUnion, which last year had revenues of nearly $1.9 billion.
surveillance  identity  identitytheft  capitalism  bigdata  dystopia  credit 
yesterday by adegru
The Tyranny of the Perfect Life
The word utopia, in its original form, meant “no place,” and no place is, I think, the only place where the perfect life can be found.
2018  Advice  Curated_Self  Identity  Philosophy  Psychology  from instapaper
yesterday by brittybyte
Why Trump Supporters Believe He Is Not Corrupt
Once you grasp that for Trump and many of his supporters, corruption means less the violation of law than the violation of established hierarchies, their behavior makes more sense.
2018  Culture  Ethics  Identity  Politics  Psychology  from instapaper
yesterday by brittybyte
I Don’t Believe in Aliens Anymore
The everyday breath of the least of us contains meaning in so concentrated a form that a cup’s worth of it could be doled out to a dozen star systems, transforming the arid matter into a garden of significance.
2018  Identity  Philosophy  Science  Space  from instapaper
yesterday by brittybyte

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