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Since the whole blogpost would be unseemly long, I decided to publish the first chapter - on popculture:

alxd.org/how-elon-musk-takes-w

"For years, we've been accepting the capitalistic and individualistic narratives on technology, painting an invention as a work of a single, exceptional individual - not years of work of the whole scientific community or a group of engineers."

Hypothesis: corporations & hierarchies aren't more efficient than horizontal, organic forms of organization.

There's just more research into top-down management, which started with applying mathematics to management by the army in the second world war.

A wonderful introduction to what a is! people, you may be interested in this form of technological commons:

youtube.com/watch?v=9Zccga90hc

That is not an easy quest: we can try doing it with a hands-on approach, a call to adventure, a promise to see the fruits of your labour yourself, being more than a spreadsheet row.

With that we should be careful not to go into the "adventure economy" too much, not to land into the exploitation of Uber.

Today I realized that stories need to focus on people losing their jobs and respecializing. There are millions of miners worldwide who need to know that learning a new trade is normal and should have a promise, a vision of a good life after that.

Otherwise Solarpunk fails its most important duty: to dream up a better future for everybody, not just for the few of us who were lucky to choose "future-oriented" professions.

Finally finished the long-overdue

Solarpunk, cyberpunk, popculture: technological narratives tl;dr

alxd.org/solarpunk-cyberpunk-p

jods.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/resi may be a good response to , going into more ecological themes when thinking about design of our technology

@fence The actual point is that IRC is a public and open protocol, while Discord is a proprietary and centralized service. Using Discord as their main form of communiction is against several of Mozilla's own missions statements. (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/manifesto/)

@absturztaube @cdmnky @enigmatico @Main_Tomato

"Elements of our reality correspond to elements of fictional ones, sure. But I’m not saying that we live in a cyberpunk world. Rather, we live in a world that can be productively viewed through a cyberpunk lens. The difference is subtle but important — cyberpunk is the map, not the territory. "

ribbonfarm.com/2016/10/27/the-

Very important text I recommend to all and fans.

Do you know if an unpaid talk about technology and culture is counted as a copyright exception in Germany? I'm struggling to find good illustrations for what I'll be talking about on Creative Commons only.

I don't know if I posted about my latest blogpost:

Hackers in popular culture - the curse of being an eternal rebel

alxd.org/hackers-in-popular-cu

> Using "computeromancy" as an aesthetic makes true hacking much more tame and hackers' criticism of our capitalist culture - toothless. They're dangerous because they're skilled criminals / geniuses, not because they see more than us or raise valid points against how we use technology.

The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

#Brave

I'm looking for creators of petapixel.com/2015/01/22/disab … petition / photographers missing their right hand. I'm working on a left-hand grip for DSLR cameras with multiple buttons.

An idea for my / Technology Narratives talk at re:publica:

Four drawings with the exact same characters and composition, but:

1. Realistic, modern day with Elon Musk on the screen and people looking at their phones.
2. Superheroes fighting in futuristic armors / with lasers.
3. Grim'n'gritty cyberpunk with people shooting each other.
4. Solarpunk, where the characters work together on something. No visible hierarchy.

Loop back to 1 to show the contrast.

My talk "Solarpunk, cyberpunk and popculture: Technological narratives tl;dr" was accepted at the re:publica conference happening this May 6-8 in Berlin!

19.re-publica.com/en/session/s

people:

Do you know any popculture / fictional stories / comics / graphic novels about and the movement?

With all its problems I think it's one of the most utopian movements out there, giving free knowledge to everyone on the planet. I don't understand why it's so absent in the popular culture.

Idea: a local meetup, once a week, on Sundays.

Not just a lecture & goodbye, but a place to spend the day, play boardgames, meet new people, discuss different things and give each other hope.

We could start with a talk and / or some workshop, but for the next few hours everybody could work on their project or just hang out.

A proper, hopeful, common space.

Similar to , lereset.org/charte-en.html

Fellas... I can't believe it works... I created a DigitalOcean snapshot where you get asked a few things on first boot, and it gives you a working Mastodon installation, with SSL and everything. Holy shit

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