How to run a small social network site for your friends

Since August 2018 I have run a social network site called Friend Camp for about 50 of my friends. I think Friend Camp is a really nice place, and my friends seem to agree that it has enriched our lives. I’d like to see more places like Friend Camp on the internet, and this document […]

BORDERWALL AS ARCHITECTURE

Source: BORDERWALL AS ARCHITECTURE The book and its drawings date from circa 2016. The actualization of the teeter-totter occurred in late July of 2019. The subsequent photos and videos documenting the action/intervention in ANAPRA, near Ciudad Juarez / El Paso, have gone viral. The author, Ronald Rael, is a professor of architecture at UC Berkeley. […]

Why Growing Food is The Single Most Impactful Thing You Can Do in a Corrupt Political System

-Undermines Monsanto and the agro-chemical industry that is polluting our world and killing bees -Highlights issues of political control by pitting homeowners and gardeners against government and ordinance makers -Builds and heals community by providing a place and activity worth coming together over Source: Why Growing Food is The Single Most Impactful Thing You Can […]

Artificial Womb Works for Lambs, Study Shows – The Atlantic

Source: Artificial Womb Works for Lambs, Study Shows – The Atlantic An article in The Atlantic summarizes and explains a recent scientific paper from Nature about an investigtaion into, and a success with, the possibility of creating an artificial womb that may improve the chances of severely premature human babies to survive and thrive. The […]

afrofuturisms many (mis)identifications

Many Afrofuturist authors are described as sci-fi and Afro-surrealist, magical realist and fantasy, simply because their work links science, nature, and magic as one. Ytasha L. Womack, Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture (2013)

tumblr deploys naive AI to censor adult content

bnq: janothar: sorensfw: What is almost certainly happening with Tumblr’s image classifier is that they’ve deployed the bot entirely untrained, and are relying on user complaints to train it what NSFW content on tumblr looks like. Making people participate in their own censorship in this way and punishing them with the threat of being silenced […]

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despues de los tacos, un poco de añejo y chocolate bien oscuro ya que hace frío https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq_PLFRl5bZ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=p6eofg1t4lfu

downsampling NES classics

it8bit: Minimal NES Series by Ty Lettau || Shop

Ave Maria

hymnsofheresy: Christ and the Female-Presenting Nipple (circa 16th century) ave maria

Rhube eulogizes tumblr

rhube: The sad thing about this is that Tumblr had a unique platform that fostered a kind of inclusiveness not seen anywhere else. It’s interactions happened a different way. A way that encouraged sharing and inhibited dog-piling. The changes to increase interaction (without adequate blocking protections) in recent years had been leading to predictable increases […]