THE COLLEGE HILL INDEPENDENT

Vol. 38 Issue 5

Mar 08, 2019

From the Editors

The sensation half a foot of snow overdue

all landing at once. I spot the trough at the end

of the ducts. Having left the cistern we

labor upwards. New system altogether functional,

specialists envisioning sea battle in the desert. Can I reconcile

ancient machines to this one? The Romans sprawl

a rectangle out to align their compendium of roads

would be my kind of directionality if they’d thin far enough

out to consecrate the spiral.

– JH

Arts

Cybernetic Ghost Towns

New pathways of communication, histories of warfare, and the practice of listening

Arts, Mar 08 2019

by Alexis Gordon

Norbert Wiener first outlined the theory of cybernetics in his 1950 book The Human Use of Human Beings. Cybernetics describe a …


Body


Ephemera


Features

Scenic Depictions of Slavic Life

Building a language of irony in Latvian counter-culture

Features, Mar 08 2019

by Alan Emory Dean

“The Slav Squat is not just about squatting down—no, no. It is about technique. About showing your Slav levels,” explains YouTube …


Literary

5x5

Literary, Mar 08 2019

by Eduardo Guitérrez Peña

Bingo night is every Thursday. I will never go. The game is a purgatory for squares and number counters, and worse …


Metro

A Lawyer on Broad Street

Providence lawyer José Batista takes on police oversight

Metro, Mar 08 2019

by Lucas Smolcic Larson

The mile-long boulevard of Broadway, in Providence, is a den of lawyers. Over 15 private law offices occupy the hodgepodge of …

"To Hell with the Stadium"

Can building trades and the left find common ground?

Metro, Mar 08 2019

by Harry August & Michael Shorris

At a July 19 Providence City Council hearing, local progressive activistsand local construction unions clashed. Chants and shouts from the building …


News

Captioning Fascism

Memes, misinformation, and political fatigue in Bolsonaro's Brazil

News, Mar 08 2019

by Adam Fertig

“Don’t worry, everybody, everything will get better after the 2014 World Cup.” This tweet has been immortalized in reaction GIFs, YouTube …

Week in Upgrades

News, Mar 08 2019

by Grace Keefe, Gabby Bianco & Maya Bjornson

Robots Hit the Rhodes Years from now, in the throes of the Artificial Intelligence Takeover we all know is coming, when …


Science & Technology

Modern Mind Control

Our era of addictive products

Science & Technology, Mar 08 2019

by Griffin Kao

Mind control in its various forms—hypnosis, possession, brainwashing—has captured our imaginations for centuries in literature and in film. George Orwell’s 1984 …


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