Been following ribbonfarm since the "Future Nausea" essay, which was a moment of refactored perception in my early 20s.
Current work is a mix of freelance political research & working on an early startup. I also podcast about scifi books in my spare time at http://www.spectology.com
Mostly here for the cool links & to share the same. Inuit throat singing is right up my alley @strangeattractor— One of my fav podcast eps is abt the Deaf in the Soviet Union: http://seansrussiablog.org/2018/01/11/deaf-in-the-soviet-union/
The resistance is invigorating.
The #resistance is exhausting.
"Fake miniatures depicting Islamic science have found their way into the most august of libraries and history books.
"What exactly is the picture of science in Islam that are we hoping to find? These fakes reveal more than just a preference for fiction over truth. Instead, they point to a larger problem about the expectations that scholars and the public alike saddle upon the Islamic past and its scientific legacy."
The past was not as smelly as you think https://newrepublic.com/article/129828/getting-clean-tudor-way
police violence & the lack of CWs on non-mastodon social networks
I was just on facebook doing some last-minute work before bed, & one of my friends had posted an extremely violent video of a police officer executing a woman. This was high-def, bodycam footage, so it felt like being right there.
Facebook's auto-play ensured that I saw the video in the middle of the action, a woman lying face-down in the snow as the cop grabbed at her dying body, trying fruitlessly to get her to stand up.
I'm reading a #sciencefiction book that I think a lot of ribbon farm folks will enjoy right now.
It's called America City, by Chris Beckett. It's set about 70 years in the post-climate-change future, and features a Trump-like politician who is trying to reconfigure America by resettling the Southern States in the North & the PR professional helping him sell that idea.
So far it's very good. And Chris wrote one of my fav novels ever, Dark Eden, also worth a look.
I develop edtech products, do political research, and podcast about science fiction novels.
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