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psa: if you turn off javascript on news sites with paywalls, you can often get around them and access the article anyway. also, use an adblocker

every time @Cyborgneticz says "cher" it boosts my seratonin by 500%

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“Resilience becomes a deeply conservative technique, one especially well suited to governance; you encourage bodies to strengthen so they will not succumb to pressure, so they can keep taking it; so they can take more of it. Resilience is the requirement to take more pressure; such that the pressure can be gradually increased.”
- Sara Ahmed

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@eloisa I am trying to raise awareness about the need for "frugal" computing, doing more with less, making our devices last much longer.

Here is my article about it:

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

from his book a little devil in america: notes in praise of black performance. i'm listening to the audiobook so idk if i got the punctuation right and idk page numbers

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"...if my father might've been the man in the hat so low that when he bobbed up and down, it looked as if there was only a toothpick protruding from a knowing smile, or if my mother would emerge as one of the many heaven-high afros from the seventies, jeans pulled up to her waist, twirling easily down the line, and trying to contain her cool. i haven't found them in those videos, so i've imagined them. i've imagined all of you, too. i am haunted by your radiance." -hanif abdurraqib

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"How the hell did she knit this?"

I had so much fun talking to Alison Korleski on the Fiber Nation podcast about SkyKnit, my AI-generated knitting pattern project.
interweave.com/fiber-nation/ai

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"are you only into this because it's called passerine" yeah i'm weak for songbirds, im sorry

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Hey buds people wanna do a recipe share?

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"Mx." stands for Meta-x and is the term of address for non-binary people who use emacs

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which in turn suggests a sense of intentionality i guess. does gpt-3 have a distinct voice; if i use gpt-3 multiple times in an exquisite corpse is each instance a different actor? stonks meme but it says ai philosophy

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exquisite corpse but everyone involved is gpt-3

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exquisite corpse but your partner is gpt-3. has anyone done this

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"Language models can only write poetry" is an attempt to categorize the outputs of language models (from Tzara's newspaper cutups to Markov chains to GPT-3) using speech act theory. Touches on the immersive fallacy, Jhave's ReRites, Janelle Shane's AI Weirdness, Kristeva, etc. posts.decontextualize.com/lang

(excerpted from my Vector Institute / BMOLab "distinguished lecture")

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whoops, typo in the URL. here's the correct one: posts.decontextualize.com/quee

(this is my favorite of the bunch fwiw)

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"Desire (under)lines: Notes toward a queer phenomenology of spell check" asserts that spell check is a "straightening device" (following Sara Ahmed's use of that term) that attempts to curb spelling's material, expressive, and sensual qualities. Includes a fun proto-Indo-European etymology aside posts.decontextualize.com/quee

(originally prepared for the EACL 2021 Queer in AI Social)

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