"retail turducken of phone addiction" is Samantha Cole's hilarious description of Instagram's Checkout feature, currently in testing: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3b9a5/new-feature-instagram-checkout-shopping-app
tech request: online collaborative note-taking (etherpad alternatives?) Show more
The use case is basically:
- start a notes document
- send a link to the notes doc on whatever social media / hashtag the conference is using
- yay! collaborative note taking!
- people can read notes after the conference, ideally for a long time
The main drawback to Etherpad is that it's not mobile responsive, so I'm curious if there's anything better for this scenario.
W.S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin's theories of language as a virus that controls us stimulate some great conversations in a writing class. Also, students really respond to doing cut-ups; it allows them to twist our culture's bombarding messages. For interested folks, UbuWeb currently hosts a number of awesome & weird Burroughs & Gysin materials online!
Ernie Smith explores how the telegraph's ghost lives on in our internet technologies: https://tedium.co/2019/03/14/teletype-computer-evolution-history/
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I'm also rather interested in the broad topic of media literacy, and particularly raising awareness towards the 'digital divide' and 'immaterial labor 2.0'.
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Bauhaus archives online Show more
Since this is the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus' founding, I've been totally geeking out over their designs & history. The experimentation! Two amazing archives are the 100th anniversary site: https://www.bauhaus100.com & Harvard Art Museum's digitized collection of A TON of stuff: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/tour/the-bauhaus
Residents unhappy they have to use app to get into Manhattan building; sue their landlord
I finished 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism' by Shoshana Zuboff last night. Was a beast to get through, and the last quarter feels a bit loose, but overall very happy I read it. Radical and likely prescient!
Feel like it would be a smart addition to a Fediverse-"starter pack" ("Welcome to the Fediverse, here's your copy of x, y, and 'Age of Surveillance Capitalism'")
Before the internet (BBS era) and for a good while after it I felt like I was living in two separate realities - the online world and its culture was so different than the offline world.
Now everyone is online all the time - and I still feel the difference. Because they're living a different online world than I do, and I don't like what theirs has to offer.
Joke about iot appliances Show more
Going to the home show
Gonna hack that fridge to mine me up a bitcoin
Poet. Composition instructor. BBQ enthusiast. Researching the dreams & nightmares birthed by tech.
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