John Naughton, "'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism" https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook
[The asymmetry of informational content (high-quality behind paywall & substandard for "free") is part of the "asymmetry of knowledge" that "translates into asymmetries of power". In that dynamic, the "free" informational services don't emancipate users & foster democracy, but stiften & exacerbate the undemocratic divide. #wikipedia becomes part of the problem, not the solution.]
An interesting piece. The reflections in the water do not truly mirror the ridge of hills, nor the boat or the rower. Which seems to emphasise that Levitan is not interested in a realistic depiction of the landscape but how the colours of the natural assamblage, the hills, and their resumption in the dark waters, create a sphere of its own, enclosed by the light from above and below.
The selection of colours is amazing.
I no longer use my account @simsa03 as gnusocial.no is about to shut down.
Instead I migrated to @simsa04 as its instance successfully federates with accounts from gnusocial, mastodon, and pleroma.
Thus my account @simsa02 is reverted back to "dormant" (i.e., to fallback account and for archiving/backup).
If you want to stay in touch, please consider subscribing to @simsa04.
Sorry for all the confusions. Have a lovely day.
Over on GSNO @firstname.lastname@example.org announced that he shuts down the instance; it's simply nort running properly and it takes him too much time to find what might be the cause. Which means 1) I am back on mastodon (and gnusocial.cc) for the time being until 2) I find a 'nightly' gnusocial instance (or some other) that can federate with GS, MS, and Pleroma equally.. Pity that with GSNO, @stigatle put so much effort into it. ActivityPub killed gnusocial, it seems.
Sara Mesa, "Bla, bla, bla" https://www.elsaltodiario.com/renta-basica/sara-mesa-palabreria-ingreso-minimo-vital
« Having money to pay for housing and food, i.e. to live, is no longer a basic right but a kind of reward: only those who work deserve it. »
Alexis Petridis,"Jon Hassell: radical musician who studied with Stockhausen and worked with Eno" https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jun/27/jon-hassell-radical-musician-who-studied-with-stockhausen-and-worked-with-eno .
[In memory of Jon Hassell who passed away today.]
I am a dishwasher, cleaner, lavatory attendant. Late at night, when the restaurant crew has left, the latrine faerie and I sing dirty duets.
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!