Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man | by Thomas Page McBee
Just finished this and cannot recommend more
In this book, the author, a trans man, examines "becoming a man" and "masculinity" in a mindful, observant, and intentional way that cis men never do (because they are dumb teenagers when they absorb these concepts, and then almost never revisit them after becoming adults)
Overlooked No More: Voltairine de Cleyre, America’s ‘Greatest Woman Anarchist’ | via the New York Times
hey #askMasto: does anyone know of that app/website that was sort of like a kickstarter-type pledge thing for coordinated twitter campaigns?
You set a threshold for people to boost an issue and once the threshold was tripped it started the campaign
I feel like i have seen macc nyc or IGD use it before, but cant find any reference to it on their twitters
Something about “shout” maybe? Or storm?
That previous toot was triggered by reading, "You cannot escape jet lag, only embrace it" by Vincent Bevins
Ever since I read 24/7 by Jonathan Crary I find myself wanting to recommend it after so many conversations with friends, or thinking about it after reading a wide array of articles on apparently unrelated topics.
It is short (128p) and I highly recommend it
Bad TV | by Andrea Long Chu
"The warm togetherness of the average American family gathered around a little box in their living room was a lie fabricated to keep people off the streets where politics might happen."
Really like this quote even if the rest of the essay refutes it ("refutes" might not be the right word, since it is more a describing of a paradigm shift in the definition of politics that comes with TV)
#DeconstructConf just started posting the 2018 talk videos online. This first one from Nabil Hassein is really good:
"Computing, Climate Change, and All Our Relationships" | by Nabil Hassein
@paranoid Maybe Nabil Hassein? From August, 2017.
There was an article I wanted to read, but now I cant find it. Help?
I thought it was called "against equality of police surveillance"
Written by a black person, it was an argument that was discussing that fact that facial recognition software doesn't work well for anyone except white people, and the author was against all the calls for equality in facial software because it would mainly be used for surveillance
Who are these monsters #coffee #food #health Show more
"Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings? California Says No" | via NYT
"In 2010, a small nonprofit group from Long Beach decided to take on California’s coffee sellers […]. In its case, the group noted that roasting coffee beans produces acrylamide, a chemical that has been linked to increased cancer risk when given to rodents in high concentrations."
I lost this fight FYI
solo mastodon instance
a private mastadon instance to experiment with