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Assorted Pieces – Daniel Schulz

Online Stream

I am a meme of myself,
a constant playback of life
frozen between one click
and the next adventure;
a constant churn of content.
My mind is a streaming platform
constantly offering me shit,
while I sit on the toilet,
hardly having digested
the last 55 major features,
I get offered the next 64.
There is not time to flush.
We are constantly consuming.
We are constantly being stuffed.
Sometimes I just open the window
instead of exiting the building,
locked in front of a view screen,
trying to catch some air.

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Technological Outrage

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"In the physical world, Iran’s authoritarian leaders answer to no one. On the internet, Iranians are often able to slip those bonds. They post Instagram selfies: no head scarf, just hair. inspect viral photos of the luxurious lives that senior officials’
children are leading abroad while the economy collapses at home, read about human rights abuses, “In one world, the government controlled everything, people always had to hide what they think, what they want, what they like, their real life,” "on the internet, people had a chance to say what they want, to show who they really are,” “And that caused conflict between the two worlds.” growing online outrage successive waves of protest culminating in countrywide demonstrations the battle is being fought with bodies in the street, women burning their head
scarves Iranians of all classes confronting security forces, a young woman had died in police custody accused of violating Iran’s mandatory head scarf law. a quarter-million Instagram users had joined a digital chain of Iranians posting about the woman, Mahsa Amini,
and the hashtag bearing her name Dozens of cities have erupted in protest every night Security forces have killed activists to keep people informed."

Text taken from Vivien Yee “Despite Iran’s efforts to Block Internet, Technology Has Helped Fuel Outrage” New York Times, September 29, 2022.

About the Author:

Daniel Schulz is a U.S.-German writer, researcher, and factory worker, known for his short story collection “Schrei” (Formidabel 2016), his work as curator of the Kathy Acker Reading Room at the University of Cologne, and an editor of Kathy Acker in Seattle (Misfit Lit 2020). His work has been published in journals such as Mirage , Gender Forum, Profiles Americain, Fragmented Voices, Versification, Outcast Press, Café Irreal, Cacti Fur, and The Wild Word, as well as anthologies such as Heart/h (Fragmented Voices 2021) and The Clockwork Chronicles (Madhouse Publications 2022), and the catalog Get Rid of Meaning (Walter König 2022). You can find Daniel on Instagram.

These pieces are a part of Issue Three: CYBERSCRIPT. Read more like it here.

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