+ Started skim reading (ironically?) [[How To Take Smart Notes]].
+ I’ve encountered most of the ideas before via the numerous articles and posts written about it.
+ I need to spend more time turning literature notes / quotes from books in to my own understanding.
+ Joined the [[Bonfire]] playground but haven’t got time to do much on there at the mo. But I really love the mission they have around social media so following with great interest.
+ Watching: [[Don’t Look Up]]
+ I like Iain M. Banks and I’m currently re-reading [[Look to Windward]] because in [[Red Plenty]] it was described it as an example of a 20th century [[Marxian idyll]]. It’s good and all but I’m reading the [[Culture]] now as kind of all premised on [[Prometheanism]] / [[fully automated luxury communism]]. I’m gonna reread [[A Wizard of Earthsea]] (last read as a young teen!) by [[Ursula K. Le Guin]] next as in [[Half-Earth Socialism]] they describe that as [[Jennerite ecological scepticism]] and that is more my bag lately.
+ I feel happy discovering more and more as I get older that sci-fi books I took off my Mum’s bookshelf as a kid are in fact often allegorical for some kind of radical politics that I had no idea of at the time.
+ I have oscillatory waves of activity on my garden.
+ Sometimes I have blocks of focus on the mechanics of how the garden works.
+ All the PKM, zettelkasten, smart notes, kind of stuff.
+ Then periods of time spent on the actual content.
– Reading, taking notes, writing about politics, technology, the environment, etc.
+ Occasionally there is a moment of harmony between the waves where the two almost intersect.
+ e.g. critical theory of social media, how digital gardens, the Agora, fit in to that, etc.
+ Chat with Flancian
– Flancian tour of America
– ‘illegal’ encampment
– 30,000 in San Francisco
– Housing First
– is homelessness a complicated or complex system
– if there are X people without homes, can we just give X homes to solve the problem?
– [[David Peter Stroh, “Systems Thinking For Social Change”]]
– [[Adam Day, States of Disorder, Ecosystems of Governance]]
– similar to [[Seeing Like a State]]
– too top down?
– c.f. [[universal basic income]]
– perhaps a simplistic approach, yet in present society money gives agency
– walking and meditation
– what about libre alternatives?
+ Listened: [[Matt Huber, “Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet”]]
+ More [[eco-socialism]].
+ I listened while doing household chores so have less notes. But it’s a good podcast.
+ Marxist approach – emphasis on class struggle, movement building, trade unionism.