markpasc (markpasc) wrote,
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New, New Wave (Alternet: Techsploitation)

<blockquote>I'm happy to see the return of new wave, in a much-modified form, because it's a critique of techno-culture that is more complicated than ironic horror. The information revolution taught us that computers aren't going to take over the world and that they aren't turning people into soulless robots. But our newfound adoration for these machines has allowed raw, unregulated capitalism to penetrate our social lives in ways that are increasingly painful and troubling. As Le Tigre point out in their songs -- set to a jagged, twitchy synth beat -- computers have become the battlefield where class warfare is waged.</blockquote>

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