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 […]


despues de los tacos, un poco de añejo y chocolate bien oscuro ya que hace frío

downsampling NES classics

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on the suicide of Tumblr

bowiesongs: I’ve wondered for a few years now what the endgame would be for this odd site: the black sheep of the social media venues. Tumblr is, and always has been, completely un-”monetizable”—i have no idea how it makes any money whatsoever . But at its best, it’s the last throwback to the internet that […]

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 […]

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samueldelany: LeVar Burton, on twitter: “Met a literary hero last week. Samuel R. Delany. This man right here, wrote his way into the vanguard of speculative fiction. His writing literally comprises part of my spiritual DNA.” swoon!

wilw ridicules tumblr

wilwheaton: I just want to belabor this point for a moment. These images are not explicit. These pictures show two adults, engaging in consensual kissing. That’s it. It isn’t violent, it isn’t pornographic. It’s literally just two adult humans sharing a kiss. It’s ludicrous and insulting that – especially in 2018 – this is flagged, […]