Episode 106 – CIA Rebrand

Episode 106 – CIA Rebrand

 
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2021 is here with a spear (the 1 is a spear). Perfect time for a rebrand! We discuss the CIA’s embrace of new media aesthetics and effort to recruit people from backgrounds historically fucked with by the CIA. There is an effort to emphasize surveillance culture. We discuss how “cyber attacks” are being utilized to justify further murderous interventions overseas. Which art bro is responsible? A net art troll or a Yale MFA? Tho both are insufferable there is no aesthetic safe from recuperation, and as the economic crisis worsens more of us will be forced to take increasingly unethical jobs. Stay tuned for our announcement at the end! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real” Please write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Header Image by @avocado_ibprfn on twitter, a fantastic artist who I’m not sure wishes to be unmasked further

Maddy’s FOIA: https://twitter.com/tenuous/status/1346531061052952576

Attracting Diverse Ops: https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3vqme/inspiring-cia-rebrands-to-attract-diverse-operatives

On-going “cyber” warfare with China: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/12/21/china-stolen-us-data-exposed-cia-operatives-spy-networks/

“stolen” UI benefits: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/12/unemployment-fraud-coronavirus-428514