Reading @Danhon's latest newsletter and now I want to do an art project where people redirect their post to my studio, I open and read all their letters and then forward them on with some printed out adverts included in the envelope
I sense ppl may be favouring Miraheze for wiki hosting.
Myself I want to exploit fedwiki every way I can. My way of progress calls for 'a chorus of voices' fedwiki-style, rather than a wiki-style consensus. @switchingsoftware maybe add fedwiki to your tools list?
The main thing I might want to collectively author would be pattern language. I doubt Mediawiki is the best medium for that, and I wait in hope that a specialised pattern language platform will emerge @dilgreen
The #libracoin website
is larded with colourful images of strong looking African women in markets. Heads up, sisters, market traders, smartphone users . . Zuckerberg was checking you out, in Nairobi in his executive jet a couple of years back, and the storm is now officially headed your way. Is this where the head-to-head conflict between Silicon Valley capital and Chinese capital will spark from?
Clare from #ExtinctionRebellion just ended her #MeaningConf talk *brilliantly*, by asking the audience to talk to each other for a moment about what we do next, and then leaving the stage without us noticing. No applause, no closure. The question and demand is still open. We’re fucked. Do something. Now. 👏🏻
Miatta Fahnbulleh at #MeaningConf: “at the rate we’re depleting topsoil, we may only have 60 harvests left”
Holy shit, that phrasing brings it home hard.
So here's how I manage my reading list:
1. click a link, decide it's worth a read
2. open in Firefox's Reader View (this thing is glorious)
3. Print to PDF into my "ToRead" repository
4. use git-annex to manage the local repo on the laptop and the repo on my e-book reader (thus when I read something on the reader I just remove it or move it to "Done" directory; and then sync nicely)
BTW etymology of brickbat?
When a pattern of brickwork requires a unit that is less than a whole brick [impossible to avoid in any non-trivial work - but also generally incorporated into bricklaying 'bonds' for structural integrity plus looks (http://www.jlbrickwork.co.uk/index.php?p=1_5&i=1)] the bricklayer cuts a brick to make the piece needed.
This is a 'bat' or 'batt'. So is the bit you *don't* need.
You throw this at your annoying co-worker. It's a brickbat.
There is talk of a technology code of ethics, and (of course) we forget that these already exist for big engineering institutions. Here’s the IEEE one: https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/governance/p7-8.html. Maybe this time let’s not reinvent the wheel. h/t @TheABB@twitter.com @LaurieJ
Right, so this is it: https://matrix.org/blog/2017/08/24/the-librem-5-from-purism-a-matrix-native-smartphone/
PS. @Fairphone this is what I was telling you you should be doing. (There’s still lots of time to start down the same track.)
Briefest description yet as to how a network graph of Ethical Propositions might work as the mechanics for a public progressive ethics: https://www.meetup.com/Project-for-a-Progressive-Ethics/messages/boards/thread/50772628#130421022
And of course, we're crowdfunding to run the campaigns, and we need your support! Everything helps! https://www.crowdpac.co.uk/campaigns/2379/something-new
2: So with the modernist project approaching its own singularity - the reductio-ad-ego that Harari lays bare - not to mention the small problem of impending destruction by means of its own accumulated externalities,
the most important thing I can think of is to work on this:
1: OK, so this saves you reading Yuval Noah Harari's books: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-39706765
Now I call myself a pragmatic utopian, but sometimes it doesn't help me decide what to do.
Anti-dystopianism gives more direct guidance.
@piecritic Here's something I proposed about reputation/trust /identity which may be of interest: https://digital-anthropology.me/2017/04/15/trust-aggregation-reputation-economies-and-privacy/
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