I love cooperative games, and Potlatch is looking pretty great. Made by Seattle-area indigenous creators, it's a card game based on indigenous economic systems of sharing, gifting, and status. Plus you can learn some Lushootseed by playing! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/473205107/potlatch-a-card-game-about-coast-salish-economics
Via OrcaCon, an awesome inclusion-focused tabletop gaming con. January's con will highlight indigenous creators. http://www.orcacon.org/ #tabletop #orcacon
@claire primitivism is fascism in slow motion. the rejection of technology is equivalent to calling for the genocide of the people who need it to survive. a world without pharmaceuticals, without mobility devices, without exogenous hormones and insulin, without the agricultural and industrial infrastructure to support the human population and free us from the tyranny of subsistence foraging, is pure barbarism.
Ugh, who the hell thought it was a good idea to invite John Zerzan to a bodyhacking conference?
a local friend is creating Nazi/fascist-detection tools for social media, and has a working prototype that detects 14-22% Nazis out of 10k+ test accounts, with no false positives
she just launched a Patreon in case you'd like to support her work on it:
I may just typed the phrase "in like a Trump-supporting climate change denialist unfit for the job" in a group text
8 hours left on our kickstarter for the second edition of Eclipse Phase, the transhuman survival RPG I publish. We've unlocked some great stretch goals! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/507486226/eclipse-phase-second-edition/
I've evicted 13 spiders from my apartment this week. I don't mind them, but we've had an explosion, and they're freaking my kid out. Starting to feel like an arachnid slum lord.
We just launched the kickstarter for the second edition of our Eclipse Phase transhuman sci-fi RPG: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/507486226/eclipse-phase-second-edition
its the year 2050. for 10 years your retinal implant has been blinking 12:00 because the company decided to stop supporting it
This is the IoT we need https://toot.lmorchard.com/media/HLlr2VMSC7DN2D1css4
TFW you get up in the middle of the night to pee, don't put your glasses on, stop to look at your eyes up really close in the mirror cuz you're basically blind, and then suddenly there's a spider crawling like half an inch away from your eye. I mean, I like spiders, but give me my personal space, little arachnid dude.
remember, the results of the science march are inconclusive -- we need to conduct many more marches to study their effects, and for a proper double blind, everyone needs to be in black bloc
Since there seems to be some confusion about central concepts of anarchism:
Direct action is the collective exercising of (counter-)power without establishing or
appealing to representatives but instead directly attempting to influence whatever you want to influence.
Indirect action is trying to nag the twitter Admins to implement better harassment policies. Direct action is to build your own mastodon instance with blackjack and not commodified promiscuity or whatever else floats your goat.
capitalism is literally about to end human life on the planet and people are like This could really create a lot of jobs
We announced a new edition for Eclipse Phase today. http://eclipsephase.com/eclipse-phase-second-edition-be-released-2017
So that's what I've been stressing out about for the past year or so.
Science in America
It's good, it's team building, it'll strengthen our position, but I doubt it will sway the idjits. For that, we need to rise up and resist.