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/
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!
Data Commons Coop Annual Meeting tomorrow morning. Check out what we've been working on! https://twitter.com/datacommons/status/1306657447201968129
Journalists from Awl, Splinter, Gawker, Deadspin and more are looking to start the Brick House media cooperative. With 7 days left in their kickstarter campaign considering donating: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1478924964/the-brick-house-cooperative/
Just found out the penman who actually wrote the US Constitution was Jacob Shallus. He was paid $30. http://www.theindianreporter.com/historical_documents/archives/constitution_copies/ConstitutionFULL_p1.jpg
My first-ever Kickstarter is on! Pre-order the audiobook and/or ebook of Attack Surface, the third Little Brother book, and help me redefine the way publishers, writers and readers deal with Big Tech monopolies!
Before g**gle streetview, Ed Ruscha took 10,000’s of photos of LA starting in 1966. Esotouric picks some highlights, which is a good thing because the getty archive website is a doozy. https://esotouric.com/2020/09/05/ruscha/
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