• Software Takes Command A post on Facebook says “there was 9/11, now there is 11/9”.  The scale of disaster is almost comparable: who could have predicted that Donald Trump would become the next president of the US? A recent piece from NiemanLab (a leading think tank on journalism) asks if this election is the turning point for media’s […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments November 9, 2016
  • Ignore Terror Terror works when it instills fear (from Latin terrere ‘frighten’), and when something works there will be more and more of it.   Therefore, the reaction to terror is its fuel and its medium of proliferation.   The chance of getting killed in a terrorist attack in Europe today is 70 times lower than dying […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments March 23, 2016
  • The Pessimism, Despair and Hypocrisy of Berlin’s Street Art As I am writing these words this beautiful artwork that has over the years become the landmark of Berlin is being painted black. All over. Right now it looks like this: and by tomorrow it’s going to look like this: or like this: or finally like this: And it is not the city of Berlin […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments December 11, 2014
  • Sovereignty “An act is sovereign when it realizes itself by simply taking away its own potentiality not to be, letting itself be, giving itself to itself” – Giorgio Agamben They took away my first country again. Again, because it’s happened many times before. Sometimes I’ve taken it back. Mainly when I was somewhere at the countryside […] Dmitry Paranyushkin 0 Comments July 19, 2013