Yep. Introverts should pause to imagine what it would feel like to be told you had to live with 20 people for the next 8 weeks with very few breaks.
Introverts bragging about how easy it is to quarantine, please understand that for extroverts, being isolated feels the same way to them that being around people feels to you. Check on them.
You have said what it is to crawl this earth in this broken body, poking through the thinness of reality into madness, and in so doing, you have briefly, like the sight of a humming bird, made life less of a misery
Technology problems are easiest to solve when they can be reasonably framed as business problems.
Not because businesses matter, but because businesses are self sustaining economic machines.
A technology challenge that works within a self sustaining economic machine has more opportunity for attention than one that does not.
Image by tigerbarf, via The Body Is Not an Apology https://www.facebook.com/TheBodyisNotAnApology/photos/a.213853561961679/3217847311562274/
"Your disability is the direct result of society's failure to accommodate the entire spectrum of human existence, NOT a flaw within you."
I have new work in this amazing SFPC exhibition at Westbeth Gallery in NYC https://sfpc.io/sevenyears/
I'm showing letterpress prints and a short video piece based on this project https://github.com/aparrish/word-gan-book-generator (mastodon friends have seen a lot of WIP posts about these pieces)
the gallery is open tomorrow and thursday (jan 22nd & 23rd), please go visit if you're in the area and have the time! I should've promoted this before the opening but I'm really bad at remembering to do things like that!
So, there's this concept of "implicit feudalism" in online communities. Essentially, the vast majority of online communities - from old-school forums, to facebook groups, to large platforms like Twitter and Facebook themselves, even to fediverse instances - they're all run as dictatorships by default. It's built into the software - you'll have a top admin who has full, unconstrained power, they might delegate mods who have some limited powers, and anyone else has to listen to what these dictators and lords tell them. We talk about "federating" here in the fediverse, but each individual community - as far as I'm aware of - is a little dictatorship. A federation of dictatorships is not a free society, anymore than the UN, an international body composed of "liberal democracies" and authoritarian regimes is truly democratic. We need a way to start governing online communities through actual forms of democracy.
I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool https://gath.io
The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.
Check out more at my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/organizing-on-32729070
ROMAN SOLDIER: halt, strange person! where are you from?
TIME TRAVELER: i come from the future. what are your names?
ROMAN SOLDIER: my name is QUINTUS, as i am the fifth child in my family. my comrade is SEXTUS, for he was the sixth child in his family. what is your name?
TIME TRAVELER: my name's LIV
ROMAN SOLDIER: [starts counting on his fingers as his eyes open in fear]
Here it is: Manyverse for iOS! Now available on the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/app/manyverse/id1492321617
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