To speak ironically is to speak just for the effect. To speak superactually is to do something with words and take responsibility for that action. This is a book of short, provocative essays. Some are on fun topics in pop culture (hackers, dubstep, cat memes, thinking green, parkour, and the girl next door). Others are takes on technical topics in social theory (sensation, hype, discrimination, imagination, and the typical). This is a book to help smart people feel hip and hip people feel smart.
Is there no alternative?
Online culture wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right
Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures
Reclaiming Your Mind From The Delusions Of Propaganda
Why People Get Rothko But Don't Get Stockhausen
Culture Clashes in Europe East and West
Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts
Pop-cultural wars on class and gender
Rhian E. Jones