Will giving the internet eyes and ears mean the... →
The New Aesthetic: The Programmable Island of... →
erica-scourti: “if this indeed sounds to you like a “scary encroachment of technology,” Wasik’s word of assurance offers little consolation. The fact that the gadgets are unseen, activities are automated, and cloud intelligence saturates our environment means that the encroachment will be…
Status Flight and the Gendering of Google Glass »... →
The Iraq Protests Never Happened | booktwo.org →
Last week was the tenth anniversary of the largest of the public protests preceding the Iraq War: February 15th 2003, when over a million people marched through London, and millions more turned out around the world. On the date of that anniversary, I and two friends walked the route of the protest, from Gower Street, down Shaftesbury Avenue and Piccadilly, to Hyde Park. We carried a replica...
Forget the Everest brawl: the real story is how... →
Internet detox promotes the myth of web toxicity |... →
I’m still here: back online after a year without... →
You Can't Just Hack Your Way to Social Change -... →
WARNING SIGNS OF A DANGEROUS CULT ... as applied... →
A hilarious thing Igal wrote.
Notes EM: My FT oped: Google Revolution Isn't... →
evgenymorozov: Let’s give credit where it is due: Google is not hiding its revolutionary ambitions. As its co-founder Larry Page put it in 2004, eventually its search function “will be included in people’s brains” so that “when you think about something and don’t really know much about it, you will…
Feminism’s Tipping Point: Who Wins from Leaning... →
Lean In is capitalist, not feminist.
The Meme Hustler | Evgeny Morozov | The Baffler →
Tim O’Reilly and “open source”.
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are...– In the war on the poor, Pope Francis is on the wrong side | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
I do not support the idea that only likable women are allowed to draw firm...– Shakesville: Adria Richards Does Belong at Tech Conferences
Statement of support for Adria Richards | Geek... →
The Geek Feminism bloggers would like to state our support for and solidarity with Adria Richards, who spoke up against inappropriate behaviour at the PyCon 2013 conference, and the organizers of PyCon 2013, who responded by promptly enforcing their policy with a warning. The harassment and abuse campaign directed at Adria Richards disgusts, horrifies and scares us. We are very sorry this is...
And then there’s the way we talk about the problem, which makes it hard to see...– Stay-at-Home Mom Debate: It’s About Work Hours | New Republic Working time and the mommy wars: guess what, kids, “opting out” is more complicated. (via differentclasswar)
And then there’s this empty pretense that these innovations make the world...– Bruce Sterling (via bashford)
So why can’t companies find workers? A 2012 survey by Manpower asked firms why...– Murphy’s Law: The World According to Tim Sullivan | Urban Milwaukee Your weekly reminder that the “skills gap” is still bullshit. (via differentclasswar)
I wish there was a meatless version of Sunset magazine. West coast home, garden, travel, food, without “where to buy your Easter lamb”.
I’m getting really sick of people saying things like, “this recipe can easily be made vegetarian or vegan if you replace the [meat, fish, cheese, everything that contributes the core flavor and sources of umami in the dish]”. If I’m making substantial changes to veganize a recipe, it’s not really the original recipe anymore. It’s my work.
Fight unhealthy food, not fat people | Jill... →
No more excuses. The only defensible option is to... →
So the future isn’t a boot stamping on a human face, forever. It’s a person in a...– Political failure modes and the beige dictatorship - Charlie’s Diary (Charles Stross)
Sketch diary: The cancer shield | Just Hungry →
Is it Fair for Chefs to Cook Other Cultures’... →
Outside the laboratory, Kuziemko says, last-place aversion shows through in...– Avoiding Last Place: Some Things We Don’t Outgrow : NPR I’ve been getting the most vicious trolls ever since I’ve been writing about Walmart and fast food workers organizing for better wages. Unlike the sort of sexist vicious trolls that I’m used to for being a lady with opinions to spare,...
To make a mess that another person will have to deal with—the dropped socks, the...– -Barbara Ehrenreich, in “Made to Order”, an essay in the anthology Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy, co-edited with Arlie Russell Hochschild. Relevant to an argument I just had on Twitter about “disruptive” protest at Walmart in supposed solidarity with the Black...
We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the...– Twinkies Maker Hostess Plans to Go Out of Business - NYTimes.com The closing of Hostess is union-busting, pure and simple. The company is already bankrupt (and never believe a company that tells you that it is bankrupt because it paid its workers too well), and its workers weren’t going to accept...
When the national anthem is performed at sporting events, it is sung slowly, like a dirge, because we believe our country is dying.
We have barely learned to trust one another, outside of tiny little Dunbar...– [this is aaronland] signs of life
I’m coming around to Eben Moglen’s view that social networking, as currently...– On the Leakiness of Surveillance Culture, the Corporate Gaze, and What That Has To Do With the New Aesthetic | Quiet Babylon (via new-aesthetic)
The women and nonwhites who make up most of today’s homeless are in much...– Interview with Todd DePastino, author of Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America
Their name is Pussy Riot
There’s a group of anti-Putin protesters in Russia. They’re women. They protest by putting on unsanctioned punk music performances and wearing brightly colored tights and dresses and balaclavas (like black bloc, but in neon). They call their group, this band, Pussy Riot. When three members were arrested last spring, The Oregonian started running AP newswire pieces about the band...
new-aesthetic: “Contains Real Page Numbers”
Neighbors Opposed to Backyard Slaughter →
For better and for worse, the locavores of the Bay (and the East Bay, in particular) have positioned themselves as the leading voices and public representatives of Urban Homesteading and Sustainability (TM). They and those deeply influenced by their thinking would like to see this proposal put into practice, and replicated elsewhere. For better because it’s enormously important to encourage...
Probably Bullshit: Knit PTFC/TA Schwag →
probablybullshit: Here are some hats I made. And some scarves (including some non-PTFC stuff). You can see details, including what they look like worn, at my Flickr page. These are all designed and knit by me. The hats are done more or less in the Fair Isle style, though I’ve done plenty that…
The cost of a lumen of light is dropping precipitously; there must be more...– The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic (via new-aesthetic)