Statistically Hipster

Counter-cultures that become popular inevitably invalidate themselves. You cannot actually exist on the periphery when everyone else inhabits the same space.

Context: The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same

The relative aesthetic merits of waxed moustaches and steam-punk tattoo affectations notwithstanding, it seems that all of our (all too human) aspirations to subjective individuation are always already marching to an unseen probabilistic and statistical rhythm.

All counter-cultures degenerate into stylistic equilibrium and unintentional uniformity through the implicit semiotic elasticity of a reflexive drive to participant social psychology.

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