href weekly | Sept10-Sep16


Before it was taken down, archivists managed to make backup copies of the museum’s content, highlighting both the fragility of online and the archiving community’s penchant for quickly making copies of anything that’s under imminent threat.

#wordpress now has an #activitypub #plugin

We’ve completely reimagined what a portal can be. Unfortunately, our collective imagination was limited to picturing what dozens of pages of tedious dental information might look like rendered on Microsoft Excel in 1988.

Great story about Merlin Bird ID from CornellU & #gamification of #birding #citizenscience

fleets of artificially intelligent, unmanned, relatively cheap weapons #war

As more households disconnect landline telephones and fewer families have access to broadcast television and radio, emergency managers have increasingly focused on wireless emergency notifications to instantly reach large numbers of people. But that modern system has its own limitations, relying on the resilience of cell networks and the proficiency of emergency crews across a patchwork of local agencies.

Music & Sound

Hurricane Edward – The Fall

#novascotia #hurricanelee The Pixies – Stormy Weather

Hurricane Fighter Plane – Red Krayola

The Lemon Twigs Lemon Twigs live on WFMU .. hooks & harmonies forever .. will help remove vocals from a song #karaoke

Politics & Economics

#technofeudalism #economics The privatisation of the internet by America’s, but also China’s, Big Tech. And the manner in which Western governments and central banks responded to the 2008 great financial crisis.

private individual actions don’t increase at a rate sufficient to affect the problem in a timely fashion; collective action seeking changes in #policy and law can. #climatechange

UK pubs adopt surge pricing for pints

Privilege may keep you from certain kinds of risks, but it won’t make you resilient. Only community can.

#hurricane #hurricanelee & the fragility of the Isthmus of Chignecto .. protected by 17th century Acadian dykes and the bulwark keeping #novascotia from becoming an island

20 years of the The Walrus magazine .. one of my fav pieces about #greyhound #bus #publictransit #canada


href weekly | June4-June10

Bits After Surveillance Observatory

HAX: The #Wordpress Killer

a cloud-native workflow orchestration tool that can be used by developers, PMs, and designers alike. #reclaimopen #generative

#generative Instead of generating sentences one-by-one, it stays mindful of how each fragment ties to the surrounding context.

#generative “Realistically and consistently synthesize new videos. Either by applying the composition and style of an image or text prompt to the structure of a source video (Video to Video). Or, using nothing but words (Text to Video).”

Andy Rush’s extensive list of AV resources from Fast, Cheap, and Under Control

Wax is a minimal computing project for producing digital exhibitions focused on longevity, low costs, and flexibility.” #minimalcomputing via: @Readywriting

Adobe Photoshop Generative Fill #generative #mashups

“Death to Videodrome! Long live the new flesh!” #generative #bluejays×720/6Yg5dZr2qiI68Qgv.mp4?tag=12


“Leaning on the tropes of VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, and THX 1138, this dark science fiction tale unfolds using imagery generated by Midjourney AI.” #midjourney


“To each his reach
And if I don’t cop, it ain’t mine to have
But I’ll be reachin’ for ya
Cause I love ya, CC ..”

#reclaimarcade #pinball Rush Leaderboard

June 8 in DC, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, AIM materials

DC Freemason bits for more see:

Politics & Economics

8 speculative futures for higher education – picking up on a number of the themes from @bryanalexandee keynote HT: Anne-Marie

imagine a university where the administration bans, or severely limits, travel to academic conferences in far-flung but admittedly beautiful places, a perk on someone else’s dime that some faculty members treat as an entitlement, like parental leave and a dental plan.

The problem is not AI. It’s financial corporate capitalism, the root of most current human-created problems, which sped climate change, inequity, the refugee crisis, and the resurgence of fascism

the role of emancipatory politics is to reveal that the things we are told are inevitable are in fact contingent.” #sciencefiction #solarpunk

Vulnerable populations are keenly aware that you don’t have to cause extreme weather in order to suffer from it. For many in the United States, it can be easy to forget that emissions—and inaction around them—have consequences. #climatechange #climate

“We know the story of the climate crisis, of how wealthy nations have burned fossil fuels at an astonishing rate, pushing our planet to the brink. Yet we live as though we do not, and we breathe the consequences.” #climate #climatechange

Satire requires a clarity of purpose and target, lest it be mistaken for and contribute to that which it intends to criticise.” #gaming #tabletop #facism