...To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.”
― Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander
architect Bruce Goff, "futuristic and folkloric" https://www.messynessychic.com/2018/10/03/how-an-untrained-architect-made-oklahoma-the-capital-of-kitsch/
Interesting article on time and work, esp. after reading Entreprecariat. Appreciate insulting the hunter's meat. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/01/james-suzman-work/617266/
England's Stir To Action "Alternative Futurisms" webinar linking "radical political organising, speculative literature, and design" 2/27/21 (if you're up at 2:30am PT... ) https://www.stirtoaction.com/webinars/creating-alternative-futurisms
In this text I condensed my reflections on a few years of involvement in (graphic) #design and design education. https://networkcultures.org/entreprecariat/no-problem-design/
Richard Pryor making it as simple as possible but no simpler http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-sCP_Vhnpk&t=7m36s
...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.
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/
Data Commons Co-op, Zinc Coop
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