People have criticized "Neuromancer" for not bringing Case to some kind of transcendent experience. But, in fact, I think he does have it. He has it within the construct of the beach, and he has it when he has his orgasm. There's a long paragraph there where he accepts the meat as being this infinite and complex thing. In some ways, he's more human after that. –Gibson, Mondo 2000's "User's Guide" p. 170
The cyberspace-addicted hackers in Gibson's "Neuromancer" refer to the human body as "the meat." This expression communicates the frustration that people are dealing with an infinitely expandable infosphere feel at the limitations imposed upon the wandering mind by the demands of the body.
found document circa spring 2017:
what we need:
anarchist computer zine manifesto
why the left needs to hack
hacktivism then and now
why we stopped and why we need to start again
what it means to arm the prolitariat today
taking a critical leftist view of tech
not accelerationism but not primitivism
how to take control appropriately
deciding not to be a victim
knowing how to attack to know
intro to cybersecurity
security for non-computer people
knowing how your vulnerable
security tools for organizers
the real armchair activism (slacktivist to hacktivist (or at least protected) in 12 easy steps)
resistance without twitter
easy things to do to help your community
black bloc of code.
community awareness/installation security/anti-surveillance for locales
how not to get doxxed.
covering up? retroactive footprint cleaning. digital LNT
“who’s the enemy?”
resources online - developing communities
im not buff and my moltov aim is shit. how can i help the revolution?
(like, actual) cyberpunk
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last night the fire detecter in the hallway outside my apt kept chirping every 22 seconds so i obviously slept with a 10 hour youtube clip of the 'drone sounds of saturn' and let me tell you, the dreams were WILD
forage mushrooms / in NYC / in the outer boroughs / upstate / with the mycological society / wearing hats / barefoot
You can talk about any intellectual concept, and it is up for grabs, because anything can mean anything, any thought can lead into another thought and thus be completely perverted. But when you get to the actual physical act of sexuality, or bodily disease, there's an undeniable materiality which isn't up for grabs. So it's the body which finally can't be touched by all our skepticism and ambiguous systems of belief. The body is the only place where any basis for real values exists anymore. –Cathy Acker