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the massive flaw of the "there is no ethical consumption under capitalism" argument is that responsible consumption is a matter of practice and applied intelligence, i.e. it needs practice, thus people who use it to argue that they don't need to put any effort into their own style of consumption under current circumstances are actively harming the outcome of any system resulting from overthrowing capitalism in advance, and they're also harming what Foucault would call heterotopias, i.e. those seeds of a new world sown in the one we live such as worker cooperatives
every little bit of money that flows into there heterotopias as in investment into a future where money is obsolete, and into the livelihoods of people trying to escape from this system using their skills
hence, the slogan "there is no ethical consumption under capitalism" is antithetical to any efforts of building a socialist, i.e. more ethical system of production and consumption, a less alienated one, it simply increases the level of alienation
I'm programming a celestial sphere, knowing that the star locations are wrong. Either my math is bad or the input data is bad. We'll save fixing that for later, when the rest of the program *works* at least...
after spending a while debugging the math in a vertex shaders, my stars suddenly snap from a nebulous cloud (wow, not actually a metaphor when you're describing stars) to a crisp sphere, and my very first thought was ✨ HOLY SHIT THERE'S BETELGEUSE ✨ (and yes, my x axis is off)
First steps for a new art project are to research star catalogue datasets.
In North America, albino redwood trees are quite well known. Unable to support themselves, they survive purely through the help of the other trees which surround them. In a forest, those with more always give to those with less, so that all can survive.
That's an example for all of us to learn from.
We want more than just queer bars or queer bookstores.
We want queer community spaces where there isn't an expectation of making a profit or purchase.
We understand they can't exist in our current society where profit is needed for survival but we can still wish for them and a society that would allow them.
My extremely cool friend @fingerguns signed up for an OSI membership to support my campaign for the board and you can too!!! Care about #opensource? Check out my platform 😄 https://wiki.opensource.org/bin/Main/OSI+Board+of+Directors/Board+Member+Elections/Hashman2019
If you sign up let me know so I can count you in my membership drive! ✨
My (second?) favorite random encounter in New York has to be...
So two young'ns on skateboard knocked into an older guy on the sidewalk, outside KGB bar late at night. They started Exchanging Words.
In the time it took me to look away and then back, the younger two had let him try the board out, and they guided him around while steadying his arms on either side, and he was nervously laughing the whole time.
Programmer, art queer, Noted Tech Speaker (2 whole talks!), 🧀 cheese ally.
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