My #solarpunk #cyberpunk #popculture talk from this year's #hopeconf is available at https://livestream.com/internetsociety3/hope2020/videos/209149752 :)
A student I'm mentoring really interested in software & hardware hacking just got accepted into two universities in the #netherlands :
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Computer Science)
Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Mechatronics)
Do you know anyone studying there / any alumni? Can you recommend any of these universities for someone very project-oriented?
I got a portrait from one of my mid & high school cybersecurity students from Austria, Larissa Marbler!
If anyone is interesting in my Cybersecurity & Fake News curriculum for high schools, it's at https://slides.com/pawelngei/cryptoparty-2021 and https://slides.com/pawelngei/understanding-fake-news-2021
A really good writeup on less-popular Role Playing Games and what they can bring to our storytelling.
"The Space is not for us, not for the next 500 years, we must focus on fixing what we have here". A "natural" end of cultural expansionism, a powerful symbol.
Or something way too negative? What's your take?
I don't mean that they don't encrypt the data at rest. I mean that even if they do, they have the access to the key to decrypt it and have access to my plaintext passwords at any point.
I don't like it.
Calibre store plugin
Some interesting ideas on "fixing" social media: looking outside of the West, hiring librarians, protecting researchers
A really good game designer's take on #qanon movement: https://medium.com/curiouserinstitute/a-game-designers-analysis-of-qanon-580972548be5
Since my blog tagline for some time was a "Solarpunk Hacker", I began playing with some solarpunk and hacking symbols to create a logo. An early draft:
I like that it represents both Open Source, a sun, dynamic arrows and a person silhouette in the middle. Lots of symbollism.
Have you heard about FLOSS version of Meetup.org, https://mobilizon.org/en/ ?
My friends have just launched a #solarpunk game about sustainable technology on Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/radicalzz/noongk-game
Check it out!
I just remembered Ebocloud, a wonderful book I read a few years ago: a #postcyberpunk / #solarpunk vision of community-oriented transhumanism, a social network created to give people the sense of belonging and create healthy communities.
I can really recommend it.
Idea: in order to be considered a full-fledged vision of the future #solarpunk needs to encompass several subcultures. It needs to allow for conflicts inside, people with very different visions. How could a Solarpunk #transhumanism look like and how would it work with, how would it clash with local de-growth movements? What about globalisation vs localisation of education? Those things will not vanish overnight.
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