2021 gave us new ways to think about virtual presence and digital connection through Minecraft; the role of a mediated and mediatized grief in Wandavision; the Marxist politics underlying GameStop stock; the ongoing importance of centering repatriation in the practice of archaeology; and the bureaucratic magic of Loki.
Loki is a story about the hidden power of bureaucracy, bureaucracy’s capacity to conjure new realities through its administrative processes and even rewrite the flow of time through its minute, arcane, and often inaccessible managerial processes.
This week’s photo challenge celebrates green since people in the northern hemisphere won’t be seeing much of it for a while. What an understatement: over here, snow will still be melting in May. But I don’t feel like respecting the spirit of the challenge (sorry). Instead, I feel like reflecting a little on the color itself and what it is associated with.