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whereas fauxtomation (Astra Taylor) is work that looks automated but is not, fauxtonomy is an inauthentic sense of autonomy platforms promote in order not to grant employee status to their workforce

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On the 8th of Feb, Hackers and Designers together with Read-in, me and @anglk will host a workshop on feminist strategies for searching in library catalogs @ the h&d studio in Amsterdam. More info here —->

There might be cultural appropriation issues but the reggae phase of Serge Gainsbourg's production is :nes_fire:

flexible work: bad; requires planning on the level of the individual; the organization gains control


intermittent work: good, requires planning on the level of the organization; the individual gains autonomy

also Apophenia is worthy: " the tendency to mistakenly perceive connections and meaning between unrelated things."

TIL the word pronoia: a neologism coined to describe a state of mind that is the opposite of paranoia.

Whereas a person suffering from paranoia feels that persons or entities are conspiring against them, a person experiencing pronoia feels that the world around them conspires to do them good. In 1993 the writer and Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Perry Barlow defined pronoia as "the suspicion the Universe is a conspiracy on your behalf".

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I'll be at this weekend if anyone wants to chat about @cryptpad

OW2 stand Saturday from 2pm to 4pm, and around until Sunday afternoon. see you there!

#announcement #event #berlin 

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ok, thanks to this thread I started using Broot, gThumb and I improved my dmenu config

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@Basicobts @gino @manuel in ogni caso abbiamo completato il censimento delle #istanze italiane, ecco il primo elenco completo di tutti i siti #mastodon italiani, enjoy:

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to better look into this wonderful software I collected the ones you suggested here:

I might have missed some, so feel free to add

the exploration can now begin!

i'll take the weekend to study this thread

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This weekend Varia is hosting two gatherings that are both the start of a series:

Feminist Hack Meetings (on Saturday)

An informal first gathering of a series of research meetings that aim to explore the suggestions, urgencies and potentials of feminist hack & tech initiatives.


Read & Repair feat. The Bootleg Library (on Sunday)

Come and make yourself comfortable, read the books you never find time to read, browse/exchange/acquire parts from our electronics depot or use the quietness of the day to repair things that need fixing.


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