Here's how #AI will take over the world, slowly and inconspicuously:
Various white collar employees and politicians not understanding their domains of work, using software that helpfully suggests insights to be drawn and courses of actions to be taken. It's easy to look at what the software suggests you to look at, and if you don't understand the domain, you can't tell what the software isn't noticing.
I realized this playing with the recent version of MS #Excel.
"I also got a bad taste in my mouth from Twitter supporting kinds of speech that I don't particularly agree with, and I began to feel like putting my toys and art there was just adding value to the network. For a while I felt that the tradeoff was that the art I published there still enriched my life and the lives of my friends. At some point, though, I started to feel like the balance got out of whack, and I could do more good by putting my work on alternate networks and giving people a reason to get off Twitter. "
All cultural producers with some degree of audience and influence should really think about this: what structures do I validate by my presence? What and whose structures do I reinforce? What other places can I advantage?
Audre Lorde, “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Woman Redefining Difference”, 1980
“Yet even the form our creativity takes is often a class issue. Of all the art forms, poetry is the most economical. It is the one which is the most secret, which requires the least physical labor, the least material, and the one which can be done between shifts, in the hospital pantry, on the subway, and on scraps of surplus paper.”
Germany: half of the population live in 11.74% of the country http://dlvr.it/RZb8nM
In 2016, Deb Verhoeven described the term digital infrapuncture, where infrapuncture is a portmanteau of "infrastructure" and "acupuncture". Tomorrow she will be speaking about it again. @manetta and I will be thinking through addressing stress points in a digital infrastructure with bot logic during a workshop that follows right after!
Very very interesting long read about the possible future of ActivityPub, the underlying protocol of Mastodon and Queer Haus.
Many of the concerns mentioned here in this proposal is why we chose to limit the connections that Queer Haus has to the rest of the fediverse. To build our own curated slice of the fediverse.
This proposal aims to solve this descent into fediverse nation states by making the network itself aware of consent.
Fascinating stuff! Thanks @rra for the link!
What is the human cost of our digital future?
Based on undercover research, 'Dying for an iPhone' reveals the shocking conditions endured by workers employed by Foxconn, the world’s leading manufacturer of Apple products.
Some very good vibes here:
Consumerism has done this weird trick of pushing "convenience" as a kind of moral sentiment. It does not apply to "work" (or "labor" to those on the left) which is supposed to be non-fun but required.
The central idea seem to be that anything that is not one's "job" should involve as little effort as possible. Laziness is a virtue and anything that requires effort is dismissed as foolish, old-fashioned drudgery. But don't most rewarding things require effort?
If we want people to move away from corporate hegemony, we will also need to convince people that convenience is often not a virtue and that doing things the hard way can be fun, interesting and convivial (not to mention more sustainable, local and humane).
wir haben 12 iMacs 21,5" aus Mitte 2011 geschenkt bekommen.
Wir bekommen auf das Gerät kein Linux drauf. Verbaut ist eine Radeon HD6450M Grafikkarte
Was wir bisher gemacht haben:
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS mit nomodeset option = freeze im grafikinstaller
Manjaro 18.0 XFCE bleibt in der Console hängen
Offensichtlich passt was mit den Treibern von der Grafikkarte nicht.
Wir freuen uns auf Hinweise 😅
The first live performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house in Barcelona, newly reopened after coronavirus lockdowns. A string quartet gave a performance of Puccini’s Crisantemi to an audience of 2292 plants. As you can see from the pictures, it was a full house, because plants have excellent taste, obviously. The plants were later adopted by healthcare workers.
With new "high-speed" #bike lanes in #Berlin, it will only take 5 to 10 years to get to the city center.
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