’emerging organisations such as Momentum, the Five Star Movement, Podemos, France Insoumise and many others as “digital parties”, or “platform parties,” […] following the logic of the digital platforms of contemporary capitalism and mimicking operations like Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon.’
The man who coined it ‘failed to foresee’ the association with white supremacy.
‘In any case, the term caught on, and it has been embraced with particular zeal by the Google AI Quantum team.’
The BlackIce Mx looks super fun, an open hardware FPGA dev board. Someone was demoing the NES chips built on one, and Alan showed me an implementation of RISC-V. mystorm.uk/mystorm-opensource-fpga-hardware-blackice-mxusing-blackedge/
Given the stated potential of quantum computers, it seems worrying that they will be the playthings of wealthy states and corporations. Barclays recently used it for some financial application for example. The liberatory potential could be vast, but will it be used for those ends? Don’t want to be a crank, but I’m not feeling particularly hopeful…
– Topics: local food, renewable energy, technology, community education, myth, language, sustainable building, wellbeing, political action, peoples’ assemblies
– Location: converted chapel near Snowdonia in Wales
– Astral Ship: Astral Ship
"Hyperland is a 50-minute-long documentary film about hypertext and surrounding technologies. […] It stars Douglas Adams as a computer user and Tom Baker, with whom Adams had already worked on Doctor Who, as a personification of a software agent."
This service is really nice to do that – export from a bunch of different music services into txt or csv.
I used to love their Clicks & Cuts series, and listened a lot to Vladislav Delay.
Love little linkages like that.
The first section is called Hypertextual Derrida, Poststructuralist Nelson?
It looks pretty amazing. Beautifully, it has loads of pencil annotations from my brother.
I would love to read it. But I’ll be honest with myself, I haven’t started and finished a non-fiction book for a long time. I’m genuinely better in hypertext.
(Counterpoint: I did find some really interesting things while surfing the timelines…)
Lest we forget, setting up several of these “freeports” is one of the key pillars of the current U.K. governments post-Brexit economic policies. They talk about how it might transform the chosen towns into “the next Singapore” but they never talk about what that actually means. I wonder why 🤔
Follow @debbiebookchin on twitter for updates on the situation…
“The proposals were rejected out of hand by L.A. management”
Could have been a mini green new deal in 1976…
In response to the President Trump (USA)’s executive order blocking all commercial and non-commercial property transactions with Venezuela, Adobe has begun cancelling accounts belonging to Venezuelans.
Regardless of this being a continued embargo, this is a lesson to be learned to never trust softwa…
Also I now have a hitherto unknown love of fibres and yarn and textile manufacturing machines, they are wild. Also I kind of want to do some knitting.
(A mechanical love that is. As historical artifacts they are pretty checkered.)