Episode 77

When You Die Online You Die in Real Life ft. Default Friend


February 8th, 2022

1 hr 1 min 52 secs

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About this Episode

DF and Emmet had such a good time talking about early internet history they decided to do it again. This time, they're looking at humdog's seminal but half-forgotten essay "pandora's vox." DF and Emmet try to work through the internet as a form, it's incredible liquidity, how physical space has transubstantiated into the internet, things like the Slaves of Gor fandom as a substructure of the internet, what it means that humdog seems to have committed suicide over exactly the kind of relationship she warned about and more!

"pandora's vox: on community in cyberspace" by humdog.
"A Virtual Life. An Actual Death." by Mark Meadows and Peter Ludlow