• The Cyborgoisie Issue
    July 2014 #6
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    • on the cover: An original illustration by Sam Rolfes. Read our interview with him here.

    • Horoscopes – There’s mess of planets in Cancer this month. Prepare yourself for homesickness and questions of belonging.

    • Letter from the Editors – What does it mean to be a cyborg?

    • A Squat at the End of the World. Doug Gilbert visits Albany Bulb, the former-landfill-turned-squatted community, just north of Berkeley, CA.

    • Follow us on Tumblr for monthly calls for submissions and cute photos.

    Table Of Contents


    Bad News by Hanna Hurr

    Thank You Autocorrect, Zombie Houses, and the Cartography of Violence

    Good evening, hope everyone had a chill weekend.

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    Bad News by Hanna Hurr

    Robot Learning to Hobble, Satellite Full of Geckos Gone Missing, and the Government's Terrorism Rulebook

    “Orange Is the New Black” made orange so cool that at least one sheriff has decided to bring the old striped jumpsuits back.

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    The Albany Bulb was a former-landfill-turned-squatted community, rebel artist enclave, and autonomous zone, just north of Berkeley, CA. Doug Gilbert traces the history, resistance, and eviction of this unique place.

    A Squat at the End of the World

    by Doug Gilbert

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    Bad News by Hanna Hurr

    Kim Kardashian's Game Crashes, Queer Nirvana, and the Death of the American Dream

    Everything dies, even The American Dream, the love between Jay Z and Beyoncé, and Kim Kardashian's Hollywood.

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    The Big-Tee Dress Mix. Nothing says “I always look cute” like gliding around in your favorite oversized tee and undies.


    Bad News by Hanna Hurr

    DNA Dating, American Homelessness, and Silicon Valley's Political Agenda

    The last couple of days in review.


    Bad News by Hanna Hurr

    Today in ACAB, American Pit Bulls, and 19-Year-Old Kanye Freestyling.

    It's Friday, why are the news so depressing? Read only what you can handle!

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    Bad News by Hanna Hurr

    A "Buy" Button, Diplo's Dick Picks, and How to Piss off Brooklyn Girls

    The craziest thing that happened today was probably the Malaysian Airline Boeing 777 which was shot down and crashed in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, killing all 295 passengers.

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    In New, Jake moves away from the syntax and drama of communicating online to offer inanimate media that offers something more perceptive than the slacker-glitch rap videos he’s mostly known for.

    Post-Internet Rapper Yung Jake’s Solo Show “New” at Steve Turner Contemporary

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    Bad News by Hanna Hurr

    Foreskin Cosmetics, Ultraviolence, and a Manic Pixie Nightmare

    Less news and more long-reads in my browser today.

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    The Floating Prison, Oldest Man Ever, and Rave of Thrones

    Hey, sorry I'm late. I got caught in the rain. We don't have much time, so lets just get right into it.

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    Health Goth, the World's Blackest Material, and an Apocalypse Hailstorm.

    Wow, the news really swole up with juice this past weekend. A new material that's blacker than black, lots of weird new studies, pro tips from Kanye, robot soldiers, and — just click this one, it's good.

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    Detroit Water, Transphobic News Crew Left High and Dry, and a Strap-on Dance Craze

    Happy birthday Lil' Kim; the first Instagram video TV series has surfaced; two animal rights activists have been charged with violating the draconian Animal Entrerprise Terrorism Act; and more actual news in our tabs today.

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    Transgender Emmy, Gay Ally Nixon, and an Uber Police Chase

    Laverne Cox has just become the first transgender acting nominee in the history of the Emmys; an Uber driver sped off with Ryan Simonetti and company in the backseat, when a taxi inspector began to examine the driver's credentials; and a new book on transcripts from President Nixon's audio records reveals Nixon unconditionally (privately) accepting 'the Gays' but concluding that 'it's what brought down the Romans and the Greeks'.


    Bad News by Hanna Hurr

    Dubai’s “Mall of the World” Will Be the First Climate-Controlled City

    The world’s first temperature-controlled city is being constructed in Dubai. The project is really a gigantic mall, and has aptly been named the Mall of the World. For the first time ever, here’s a city where the residents can avoid natural weather conditions entirely. Another thing residents will probably be able to avoid is people who can’t afford to live there.


    Your Google Glass Is Boring As Fuck — I got to try my co-worker’s Google glass, and I was unimpressed.

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    Whole Foods Prison Camps and Popper Blindness

    A man accidentally got trapped in a Cook County Jail for 30 hours while visiting his son, Whole Foods admits using prison labor to produce much of their “local” animal products in California, poppers is revealed to cause blindness, and more.


    Alain Badiou Documentary in the Works will feature Badiou lecturing, talking about his life, and interviews.

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    Bad News by Tyler Reinhard

    Potato Salad, Cupcakes, Juggalos, and a Pot Shortage.

    In the last couple of days, some guy raised $70k on Kickstarter (of his $10 goal) to make a potato salad, the ICP lost their court case, and Seattle started preparing for its first legal pot supply scarcity.


    New music video by Allie X — BITCH brings us back to the witch house craze of 2012.


    Emojli — the first emoji-only network will launch later this summer and you can now reserve your username.


    Letters by Hanna Hurr

    Let Them Eat Data

    A letter from the editors contextualizing the July issue: what does it mean to be a cyborg?

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