I’m talking specifically here about this app called Transit that constantly requests access to my fitness data so it can tell me if I need to (no joke) run faster to make it to my bus / streetcar on time.
Finally sorted this out thanks to the fine folks in this forum thread! https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=193121
we are all a part of a vast and holy body, whose lifetime is that of the biosphere entire. but something jealous and deadly divides us, makes us use our individuality against each other, blinds us to the scale of our true form. this foul spirit claims it has lived forever, will live forever, but i tell you with all certainty: this monstrous parasite is dying all around us, and a greater, brighter future stands tall beyond its demise.
if we had high speed rail across the nation and mandatory high density wheelchair accessible bus routes in suburban areas the vast majority of people would not need or _want_ a car
First project for my "Data as Material" course, a 'data self-portrait' where I manually scored a batch of camping trip photographs based on the prominence of each of the four astrological elements (fire, air, earth, water), then used those score values as the dimensions of four 'elemental orbs' in #Blender. A meditation on perception and prioritization in what is chosen to be photographically memorialized. #MastoArt
I'll counter that darker take with this one by Joanna Macy, which serves as the foreword in her 30th anniversary edition of World As Lover, World As Self:
"When we dare to face the cruel social and ecological realities we have been accustomed to, courage is born and powers within us are liberated to reimagine and even, perhaps one day, rebuild a world.
Do not look away. Do not avert your gaze. Do not turn aside."
On that note, this recent Caitlin Johnstone article has really stuck with me. Many (incl. myself) are quick to dismiss ideas of psychosocial programming as bogus conspiracy theories, but I think the truth is much more nuanced.
"A population that's been psychologically dominated into doing everything the powerful want doesn't notice that it is being tyrannized, because it isn't being forced to do those things at gunpoint; people think they are doing what they want to do."
Had the pleasure of encountering some paradigm-shifting books this past year that have completely reframed the way I approach our planetary ecological crisis:
Joanna Macy: World As Lover, World As Self (30th Anniversary Edition), 2021
David Abram: Spell of the Sensuous, 1997
Robin Wall Kimmerer: Braiding Sweetgrass, 2015
Bayo Akomolafe: These Wilds Beyond Our Fences, 2017
Changing our minds is a critical part of finding creative solutions that don't perpetuate destructive systems.
Music producer and digital artist. ½ of Loji with Sam Earle. X University New Media class of 2024. He / him. ♋︎☉ ♒︎☽ ♍︎↑
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