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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.

@alxd damn, for I missed part two in my RSS feed.

You really hit the nail on the head with this serie.
@alxd

> We need more writers and storytellers to share the true hacker perspective of openness and community approach, and we need them badly. Cory has already paved us a great path to the popular culture, and all we need to do is share our stories in a format available to non-hackers.

Amen.

That said, how? How could we create a bridge between our communities and the mainstream one?

By publishing on old-style newspapers/media outlets ? By cold-mailing movie writers/directors and proposing to collaborate by bringing our expertise ?
@Ninjatrappeur @alxd

I'd say, get inolved in local communities, do stuff. Parties, workshops, political actions, establish open repair stations, hack spaces for everyone.

There's all of that available to us!

@Ninjatrappeur by this: glider.ink/

I've been working on it the last three years. Needs much more work.

For now the wiki is Creative Commons, feel free to use it :)

@alxd "I believe that we need narratives for both wartime hacking and peacetime hacking. We need to show people that a world which functions differently than our current one is possible without magical technologies. To explain that hackers have a lot of good ideas how to assure we can live and progress together."
Sounds Solarpunk-ish to me

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