Solidarity with Abolitionist Librarians and Cop Free Libraries: https://inthesetimes.com/article/no-police-in-libraries-abolition
“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
@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:
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
"...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
"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.
"are you only into this because it's called passerine" yeah i'm weak for songbirds, im sorry
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
exquisite corpse but everyone involved is gpt-3
"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. https://posts.decontextualize.com/language-model
(excerpted from my Vector Institute / BMOLab "distinguished lecture")
whoops, typo in the URL. here's the correct one: https://posts.decontextualize.com/queer-in-ai-2021/
(this is my favorite of the bunch fwiw)
"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 https://posts.decontextualize.com/queer-in-ai-20
(originally prepared for the EACL 2021 Queer in AI Social)
they/them. chinese american undergrad. herman melville apologist.
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