Pinned toot

See my stats 

Age: Gen X
Gender: Female XX
Orientation: Pansexual
Pronouns: She/Her
Sign: Leo/Ox
Status: Single

Career: STEM
Education: PhD
Location: USA
Politics: Left/Liberal
Race: Native/White
Religion: Agnostic

I just realized that I am a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) Scientist.

Free virtual screening of : a film that sheds light on the threats artificial intelligence poses to civil rights and democracy.

Trailer: vimeo.com/414917737
Streaming: action.consumerreports.org/cod

And how did I miss this cover of Leonard Cohen's song "Avalanche" by Aimee Mann? These lyrics always catch in my throat:

"You who wish to conquer pain, you must learn what makes me kind; the crumbs of love that you offer me, they're the crumbs I've left behind. Your pain is no credential here, it's just the shadow, shadow of my wound."

youtube.com/watch?v=ASjn1Z83g9

Show thread

Beautiful piece for this Cohen-esque time. "Cruelty and chaos were the default settings against which moments of fleeting grace stood as contrast." A tragicomedy. pitchfork.com/features/overton

I thought it was a cute movie. As long as you lower your expectations to the Christmas rom-com genre, you will enjoy it ( or not). autostraddle.com/happiest-seas

Show thread
Imogen boosted
Imogen boosted
Imogen boosted
Imogen boosted

Freedom is the gift that keeps on giving. Read the annual Giving Guide for our latest recommendations on tech gifts for your friends and family that promote #UserFreedom, not the interests of a "big tech" monopoly: u.fsf.org/377

I don't care about any more than I cared about stories. Thank you @Mastodon for keeping it simple.

Imogen boosted

"You’ve likely never heard of 82-year-old computer scientist Lynn Conway, but her discoveries power your smartphones and computers. Her research led to successful startups in Silicon Valley, supported national defense, and powered the internet.

Long before becoming a highly respected elderly professor at the University of Michigan, Conway was a young researcher with IBM IBM . It was there, on August 29, 1968, that IBM’s CEO fired her for [being trans]. Nearly 52 years later, in an act that defines its present-day culture, IBM apologized and sought forgiveness."

forbes.com/sites/jeremyalicand

My family is from the Dakotas and several still live on reservations. Please watch this to see what we are dealing with in Indian Country. youtube.com/watch?v=a0TlpQZlEp

Imogen boosted

Don’t miss the fourth edition of @DigitalRightsPK’s 'Digital 50.50’ which is dedicated to exploring issues of gender and #privacy through a series of articles👇 nitter.net/DigitalRightsPK/sta

I have been wondering if there is a privacy-friendly dating app or federated site for singles out there. Should the FLOSS community build one? Perhaps a group would suffice like ye olde AOL chatrooms. Soon this pandemic will end and people will start swiping again. gizmodo.com/bumble-left-left-d

Imogen boosted

A dombra performance by Marzhan Kapsamat of Nursultan, Kazakhstan. The 23-year-old musician is playing in Lake Köbeituz, a salt lake in Kazakhstan that turns pink every several years. nitter.net/dusttodigital/statu

Show older
Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!