From Posting to Sharing

Facebook has three periods in my memory. The first one corresponds to the genuine posts of one’s own, whether texts or photos. The second was characterized by audiovisual productions of its users. The last one is representative of the immanent pattern of other social media such as Twitter and Tumblr. To the former corresponds a…

The Annihilation of Sex

Considering freudian neurosis as the suppression of all libidinal instinct, pornography turns to be a mechanism of sexual annulation. Porn industry seems, initially, as a cultural contradiction, for it is meant to stealthily praise the satisfaction of the sexual desire that we’re demanded to subjugate; in second term, substitute it. Illustration extracted from: http://unapolillaalrededordelaluz.blogspot.mx/2008_06_01_archive.html Nevertheless, this…

The guy who implodes: Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is the pop figure of millions. He´s the guy that dwarfs as he grows bigger. They guy who unleashes controversy and negative critics as he attracts huge coverage. Guy who reduces himself. The Canadian “artist” grows smaller in two ways: through his audience and through himself. The former because his audience, rather than exploding, implodes.…

Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Published Privacy

Rodrigo Borja defined publification as “the modern phenomenon of converting recently private affairs or those of exclusive people´s concern into public subjects”[1]. It consists on simply transforming private issues into public ones, being that this can influence complex societies’ organisation and governance. It seems that, in many cases, publification is a round process. Private matters turn into public, but in order…