...You have to let the material tell you what to do and sink into that world. That will tell you ALL the things to do. - David Lynch
It’s a dangerous thing not to have enough knowledge of what’s gone before. But it’s a dangerous thing to have too much knowledge of what other people have done. Pretty soon you can’t do anything because they say “that’s already been done”. And you say, “I can’t think of anything new I might as well just stop because everything I do I know where I got it and I know who did it.” And you can’t work, you can’t think like that.
got your zoom mask? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOcT3sK8Eg
Ahoy! #ZincCoop is considering offering a bi-weekly co-learning session where we focus on:
A) Front-end development (JS, CSS, Web Components)
B) Back-end development (Rails, SRE stuff)
C) Tech Writing + Documentation (Code docs, user guides, etc)
Which would you attend?
come to this thing tomorrow if you wanna listen to some thot leaders talk about self-management
free, but you need to RSVP
One of our "learning goals" at #ZincCoop is understanding how to perform low-cost product research; one technique of which is Conjoint Analysis; which is a nifty way to evaluate what hypothetical buying decisions a theoretical customer may (or may not) make.
We're doing one on the "Video Communication" industry at the moment as part of our research for #Convene, and I'd be stoked if folks could run through it in good faith, then critique it for us? https://run.conjoint.ly/study/90417/ywkovk9br3
Support Radix Media, a worker-owned union print shop in their graphics publishing kickstarter, ends in 3 days. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1407165453/radix-media-graphic-narrative-collection
The Prodigal Techbro: The tech executive turned data justice warrior is celebrated as a truth-telling hero, but there’s something a bit too smooth about this narrative arc. https://conversationalist.org/2020/03/05/the-prodigal-techbro/
'Remember My Forgotten Man' from Goldiggers of 1933 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzNcT7wfHj4
I wrote about "Designing for Longevity vs. Continuous Consumption" - lemme know what you think. https://beneluxe.net/2020/10/12/designing-for-longevity/
Interesting talks from Architecture Lobby, Another Possible Imaginary and more - "Organizing as Architectural Labor" https://6degrees.la/materials-applications
Solidarity Club is reading Entreprecariat by Silvio Lorusso. If you wanna too, join us Wed. 9/30 8p PT. https://solidarityclub.org/now-reading/
(subjective takeaways) Frictionless design and automation will inherently be devoid of ethics, but also pleasure. It is empty for the privileged and horrifying for the marginalized. Pleasure gets attacked on both sides. It is too inefficient for capitalists but gets co-opted by them for profit. That is then cancelled by critics.
Ethics resides in moments of friction - Miriam Rasch http://www.miriamrasch.nl/ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SFq-vS7SR8Kabn-yIgJkMI6f_3B9h0incQTjm_8Eu9Y/edit
Flamethrowers and Fire Extinguishers – a review of “The Social Dilemma” https://librarianshipwreck.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/flamethrowers-and-fire-extinguishers-a-review-of-the-social-dilemma/
‘The Pleasure of Friction’ webinar Sept. 24 with Miriam Rasch "If we want to change something in our dealings with technology, it will help if the alternatives have something pleasurable to offer. What can we learn from writers and philosophers from the past and present about maintaining a positive outlook on friction?" https://futurebased.org/topics/sixty-minutes-back-to-the-future-the-pleasure-of-friction/
Hey everyone! We're having our annual meeting tomorrow at Noon Eastern. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WoxFlwh0AR8Qd-xrKYedMAfaggdm6db08KzSAN-y0us/edit?pli=1#heading=h.a1ctrc13iksu We'd love to see you! Check out our updates on Data Use Agreements, Data Fields, and an updated http://datacommons.coop website. Give us feedback and ideas!
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