We've had a Wii for a fortnight now: every day I play it, the game gets incorporated into my dreams.
Last night: The rhythm heaven game became a 'clock' for the running of society - if I didn't hit the second hand at the exact time a bit of the world exploded - I realised the futility of top-down clock keeping and shared the responsibilities. After that was decentralised I had to cut down - like in Zelda - all the centralists that wanted to run the clock themselves fearing others incapable.
Went to an interesting event last night about solidarity with the Kurdish cooperative movement in and around Rojava. Is there anything on this happening in North America, or anywhere else for that matter?
Parasocial relationships are strong emotional bonds with people you’ve never met and who do not relate back to you—or can’t, if they are fictional characters - If you’re good at making friendships in the real world you’re also good at experiencing parasocial relationships.
Like our social relationships in real life, parasocial relationships vary in type and depth. Relationships can be profound and develop over decades, while others are more like casual acquaintances.
My rant against the OECD (amongst others) and their perpetuation of a single model of emotional competency valid across all cultural contexts. Solution? Decentralise social and emotional education baby! http://emo.world/2018/06/19/creating-a-roadmap-of-social-and-emotional-skills-for-haha-academy-a-case-study-of-decentralised-knowledge-creation/
The obvious answer to why cats sometimes stare for no reason is they probably saw a bug or shadow
But I like to think they're actually seeing the faint traces of distorted spacetime as trans-dimensional visitors pop into and out of our universe
"The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction." - William Blake
I dread the day that silicon valley 'discovers' the fediverse and it starts getting popular in a Big way.
the day that happens is the day that VC money starts pouring into startups that will try to 'develop' (ie systematically colonize, commercialize, and exploit) the fediverse, which is, as of today, one of the few non-capitalist (as in non-commercialized) spaces left on the internet.
how do we prevent this from happening? how do we make it impossible for this to happen in the first place?
Yes, I just wrote something on my to-do list in order to cross it off. 🐙
Finished the cat’s playground today! Some ikea shelves (+ bath mats) and a ladder made out of 20 meters of rope. As soon as I‘d finished with the rope the cat clawed his way right to the top (and shortly after was fast asleep on the uppermost shelf) :) https://social.coop/media/kofU5HiZ3VY8qZ0x410
Adorno: The idea of freedom from labour is replaced by the possibility of choosing one's work.
"What Is Codependency?" Show more
The caretaker is often drained, rarely able to have space to themselves, constantly exhausting energy on their dependent, and this caretaking role takes up the entire relationship. At the same time, the caretaker comes to be somewhat abusive, manipulative, afraid of the dependent not needing them anymore and caretaking in ways which reinforce the root problem. the dependent is a wreck. unhappy. getting worse. sees the caretaking as their only light.
by age 35 you should have your own portal to hell. not mooching off your parents
“The utopian, immanent, and continually frustrated goal of the modern state is to reduce the chaotic, disorderly, constantly changing social reality beneath it to something more closely resembling the administrative grid of its observations.”
― James C. Scott