The computer as symbolic sewer
‘Study an information system and neglect its standards, wires, and settings, and you
miss equally essential aspects of aesthetics, justice and change. Perhaps if we stopped
thinking of computers as information highways and began to think of them more
modestly as symbolic sewers, this realm would open up a bit.’
From: Susan Leigh Star, The Ethnography of Infrastructure, 1999.
for a show and tell kind of thing today I undusted http://www.publishorperish.pro/ which surprisingly still works! (had zero time for maintenance) and found some cool/weird zines being made in the last year
thinking of releasing this very report as an NFT and get
last bit of the report: Jon Gold made more of 300$ with this post about his renewed optimism for tech https://gold.mirror.xyz/6ZUtkEg7kR2IM5sjkf74DhHvIehZ6GOfr56rE6wvAog
I must admit that it is more than I've generally been paid for my writing 😥
ok, end of tonight's report 🏌️
so, there is an option that allows you to turn a piece of writing into an NFT. Now, I don't think that there is anything bad in monetizing the writing and I don't know enough about the environmental impact of it. At a gut feeling level, what would stop me from doing it is adding to the self-promotional NFT noise that is currently all over birdsite…
the rest is more or less like this
btw, this is the first non-crypto related writing I could find published via Mirror
now reading the 1st English novel published and minted on the blockchain. wish me luck https://mirror.xyz/0xc1C41e3606bF2756c09c95132F528012be17f724/cvfeCUhakb4FFnb4geW3ZmzfZ5S1ZRRBTERR0r1xWQQ
is the main reason to publish there to directly monetize the writing or am i missing the big picture?
"Mirror is the next big change in the long history of symbolic communication. Through a decentralized, user-owned, crypto-based network, Mirror’s publishing platform revolutionizes the way we express, share and monetize our thoughts."
quite an ambitious pitch
Anyone got any opinion on https://mirror.xyz ? Slick editor and site, crypto stuff, decentralization. What do I make of it?
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