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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

"The promise of childhood is … about what we are going to do with a world that places targets on children's backs before they can even understand that they are in danger."

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Calling game researchers!

I've got an 8+ terabyte collection of old gaming and computer magazines from around the world (it's my goal to catch 'em all), and I've built my own indexer. Roughly half have been indexed — 4 million pages — including a ton of material that can't be found on the Internet Archive.

Whether it's an academic paper or a YouTube video, I'm happy to help with your project.

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"a large white middle-class audience … have never been attentive to violence before, or they've never really experienced it, or they've never lived through it. … realising that we're living through apocalypse always in some way enables us to not catastrophize about the future."

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"The role of technology for me is something that I think about a lot … the need to create … digitally literate feminisms that enable us to kind of pervert & subvert surveillance & enable us to … find methods & ways of organising transnationally."


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