love this real life design criticism "Coffee shops in gentrifying neighborhoods: Why design matters"
@LeoSammallahti Yea, I wonder. I don’t think it's positive. Maybe it comes from liberals - identifying more with the ruling class, separate from people they are trying to “help”. But I think it can move people who don’t want to see themselves as victims and aren't super political more right instead of more left. Made me think of this: https://organizing.work/2020/07/what-does-a-worker-look-like/
Etude de la plante : son application aux industries d'art (Study of the plant: its application to the art industries) by M.P. Verneuil 1903. Art Nouveau style illustrations of plants https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/mode/2up
My young house-nerd self marvels at the tech of innerweb 360º architecture tours and documentation. 1938 Gropius house in Lincoln, MA http://gropius.house/
coolest song I've heard about zazen... "The Meditation" by TNT Band, 1969 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuRItWpulFU
Template for a Cooperative Network of Small Architecture Practices by The Architecture Lobby https://www.mascontext.com/observations/template-for-a-cooperative-network-of-small-architecture-practices/
After the pandemic, outdoor dining and ‘slow streets’ should live on https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-04-11/pandemic-public-spaces
Launching Possible Futures today with @clayton - a blog cataloging movement towards ethics, social responsibility and systemic change in tech, design and culture. We share some of the inspiring (and critical) stuff we find by people redefining :futuristic: for the better. The first issue is on Workplace Democracy... https://possiblefutures.tech/ #tw
And we ran out of Repair Shop. Still got a few Worn Stories.
For this week’s episode I spoke to Emaline Friedman. She's an activist for the Commons Engine, part of Holochain, a social critic and theorist, has a PhD in psychology, a writer for Mad In America, a researcher at GCAS, and author of a recent book on Internet Addiction.
During the interview we talk about her research for her new book at the intersection of psychology, big data on social media platforms, and how it all brought her to #Holochain and the Commons Engine.
A very big list of community models and ideas on Rosieland https://rosie.land/posts/a-very-big-list-of-community-models-and-ideas
looking forward to spring break
David Schleinkofer https://70sscifiart.tumblr.com/post/641178312200339457/david-schleinkofer
Our small three-person team has been building this project for the past 1.5 years.
We tried to apply what we've learned from the digital rights, copyleft, FOSS, community network, and commoning spaces we have experience in, and apply those lessons to build new digital tools and creative works rooted in solidarity and equity. 🍄 https://one.compost.digital/foreword/
"Techies think distributed architecture leads to distributed power. But complexity makes users dependent on middle men. Social networks beat blogs because web hosting is too hard for most people. The path to decentralization is not distributed consensus algorithms it’s simplicity"
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