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

“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!” #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 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

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.

“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.”

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


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