Interesting interview with Jaron Lanier (2018): https://www.vox.com/2018/7/27/17618756/jaron-lanier-deleting-social-media-book-kara-swisher-too-embarrassed-podcast
Question: “How [do you] respond to the argument that without viable alternatives, walking away from Facebook or social media more generally is a privilege?”
JL: "If you’re privileged enough to have the option of walking away from social media, and yet you don’t, you’re failing to use your privilege to defeat a system that traps other people who are less fortunate than you."
@fabian These allegations are false, and have also been refuted by the Swiss public prosecutor. You can find more details here: https://protonmail.com/blog/martin-steiger-false-statements/
It’s worth tooting that this instance runs on Google cloud. (The media assets are stored on s3.) If you see problems here (I haven’t yet noticed any) then that is likely the reason! https://status.cloud.google.com
Good morning from #Orlando!
1 year ago (yesterday) I was in #London for work. At the time, the stress of the work kept me from really enjoying the city. Now I wish I could head back.
Stephen Colbert and Matthew Mercer playing is full of joy. https://invidio.us/watch?v=3658C2y4LlA
Well, been taking a break from digital art and diving into the world of #watercolor for the first time since 2009! It's been so fun and relaxing and I was never any good at it, but I do LOVE how this piece turned out. One of my friends gave me the prompt "fire goddess" and I ran with it. :) A spunky and ancient flame goddess greets the day. Enjoy!
I've talked about this before, but let me do it again.
The US is more or less run by the entertainment industry.
Creating your own music, art, movies, books, videogames, podcasts, and stage plays within the US is an act that robs the established power structures of attention.
Making media is an act of radicalism, of protest, and of outright rebellion.
Support local music. Go to a community theater. get a bunch of weird nerds together in a basement and film a talkshow.
Finally won our first game of #EldritchHorror :-)
Forgot to take more pictures :-(
Last day of #school for my kids today.
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