In tandem with the release of our book, Do Not Research 2021-2022, we’ve selected a shortlist of entries that touch on of our communities core interests.
Some pieces make fresh the most basic experiences of life in front of a screen, while others plot far corners of the internet, explaining the fringe right’s hatred of plant-based milk or charting the evolution of online irony. But regardless of subject or medium, all this work — within this list and across the blog — is native to the internet without being numb to it.
Posted by <Holly O> on 2021-09-15
Holly Cow ruminates on the milk wars, casting light on the recent surge in popularity of alternative medicine and diet among the extremely-online
Posted by <DNR Community> on 2022-02-15
In the last 30 minutes of our final reading-group meeting covering Srnicek's Platform Capitalism, participants were encouraged to make an over-hyphenated-speculative scenario based on the themes of the book.
Posted by <Filip Kostic> on 2021-08-15
Neoliberalism's Toughest Battles < Strongest Soldier Flip Kostic
DNR FALL 2021 is a transcript of a talk given by co-directors Abbey Pusz and Margo Bergamini. It outlines the goals of DNR and introduces the fall update to the blog.
Posted by <Nick Vyssotsky> on 2021-06-21
'La La La La (Inside An Empty Room My Inspiration Flows)' feels a bit like an indoctrination video that could have be used by MKultra or in the Ludovico Treatment, portraying a vision of the world defined by humanity's proximity to conflict, technology and precarity.
Posted by <Tomi Faison> on 2022-02-15
Is this socialism or do you want me to live in the pod and eat the bugs?
Posted by <Devin Thomas O'Shea> on 2021-09-15
In the lead-up to graduate school in 2016, /lit/ was a way of eavesdropping on pseudo-academic conversations which didn’t end up helping me much while studying. But, I got to know the board, and ever since I’ve wanted to write something about it—especially if this piece can thread the needle of not condoning bigotry while creating a sympathetic account of why this niche exists.
Posted by <Margo Bergamini> on 2021-04-05
What happens when the posture of the auto-didact reinforces a radical stance — when you read a book to better wage culture war?
Posted by <Jak Ritger> on 2021-09-15
In this report, Jak Ritger present three visualizations of how narrative, data and capital flow through digital information systems and offer strategies to subvert, detour or catalyze multi-directional liberation.
Posted by <Joshua Citarella> on 2021-09-15
This summer Joshua Citarella tried every internet folklore male improvement technique.
Posted by <Nate Sloan> on 2021-06-21
Do not kill the part of you that is cringe...
... kill the part that cringes.
Posted by <Dana Greenleaf> on 2022-02-15
A short film that transforms the chat-room of a porn-forum into a techno-feudal court
Posted by <Poorspigga> on 2021-09-15
POV: you're a man and poorspigga's staring out the meme and somewhere past where you're sitting
Posted by <Logan Marrow> on 2021-09-15
A deep dive into the niche political community of Taoist Anarchism.
Posted by <David Noel> on 2021-04-19
Understanding No-Knock Raids, 2021, single channel video, runtime: 51 seconds
Posted by <Societyiftextwall> on 2021-09-15
Societyiftextwall supplies us with some greenpilled postpromethean antiantiutopian propaganda.
Posted by <Abbey Pusz> on 2021-09-15
Sketchbook is a series of eight vertical video art pieces. These works explore the often contradictory spiritual desires of today, while foregrounding the radical political demands for a postcapitalist or post-work future.
DNR Contributors Tony and Jak dive into the phenomena of pastel infographics on instagram.