Hi! I'm an anarchist, organic gardener and freelance writer.
My previous books are available online at http://kevinacarson.org.
Manuscripts to date of my current book project are at http://exodus875.wordpress.com.
C4SS writing: https://c4ss.org/content/author/kevin-carson.
Studies: https://c4ss.org/content/50407 https://c4ss.org/content/43515 https://c4ss.org/content/37268.
P2P Foundation writing: https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/author/kevin.
Postscarcity blog: http://teaearlgreyhotblog.wordpress.com.
Today's act of self-kindness: go ahead and mute that person you don't yet want to unfollow but who's really sticking in your craw lately. Close that tab you're hatereading. Stop checking that one blog. Your time is worth spending on nicer things, like terrible cartoons or dollar store candy!
and tycho and kepler back when they were cute:
i found this great old pic of ginger on an old usb drive.
Women and #feminine folks working in fem-coded roles (HR, comms, front-end dev??):
Do you feel anxious about how seriously you're perceived in your work? Do you have internalized judgements?
How do you deal?
"Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it is not satire, it is bullying." - Terry Pratchett
ok i guess i should do this thing! #introductions
my name is liz i live in philly and use she/her pronouns
did i do this right?? anyways happy to be here :))
My artistic styles revolve around dystopian futures, sarcastic deconstruction of hypercapitalism, digital surveillance, #queer genderfucking, the right to (total) privacy, anarchist thought, free software, cryptography and hacking.
I might lurk for a while. I'm an asocial and pretty much closeted queer nb. But happy to try to engage with mastodon & .art community.
I guess the advantage of appearing straight-laced is that I can talk to other basic white people about stuff like prison abolition, and they're so blinded by my sensible sweaters that they don't even notice the unorthodoxy of what I'm actually saying.
2000: "algorithmic" means "computed according to fixed, deterministic procedure"
2018: "algorithmic" means "computed via unpredictable, secret and exploitative methods"
them: there is no more knights in XXIst century.
"politics without economics is symbol without substance"
"Cooperative economics and labor self-management provide the members of the laboring classes who experience class exploitation and domination and non-class forms of oppression with practical economic tools to challenge the economic and political power of the economic and political elite."
Came across a tumblr profile where someone said they were a 16 year old asexual and I caught myself thinking "man they're probably just not old enough to have sexual feelings yet." And I had to consciously go "That's not true, and so what if this is an exploration of labels? That's none of my business, I'm not the asexual police."
Anyway, keep growing, keep challenging yourself, keep questioning your first reactions and unlearn the toxic ones. And be kind to yourself, it's a process.
If you're about to respond to someone on Mastodon with advice or information or critique or disagreement, PLEASE read their post again to make sure that they have invited that.
If they haven't asked for input they probably don't want or need it, but if you still think they'll be interested in what you want to say, ASK before replying.
"Hey, are you asking for advice, or just venting?"
That's ALL you need to say.
I'm tagging it #netiquette (what a great word, haha) but it's universal.