What is not so obvious is the way Instagram recycles the original aesthetics, indeed the political ethos, that arose from vaporwave and even the early internet itself, into a decontextualized set of images: the internet has become nostalgia in search of a platform.

"404 Page Not Found", Kate Wagner

on The Baffler.
The internet feeds on its own dying dreams
January 2019.

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