Fuck Off!

To hell with algorithms.
I don't want algorithms.
They are anti-stories.
I want imagination
Rooted in fact.
That's the story I need.
And you.
And you?


In an act of desperation,
I search, click, open, like
of disinterest
of banality,
of no import,
my act only done
to thwart,
the algorithm,
that, seemingly, dictates
what interests me,
what should interest me,
to what end,
do I fight?

@tellio I know. What I do is akin to walking into someone's house & tilting all their picture frames off kilter. But I persist with the insane notion that I can control what these companies know about me, do to me, learn from me. Truth: I've spent so much time with teens these past few years, I've adopted their attitude: So? But I do hold out hope that the Web will fragment again, & be dominated by small and civil communities of interest, hosting interactions of the positive kind. Like here.


I predict
a poem
of imperfect
by hand
in the street
with chalk-dust
and crayons

A response .. no algorithms were consulted during the imagining of this poem ...


Stories are very small
And one-dimensional
And not complex
One view
Instead of many
Do not give me a tale
Give me a world




with image and text and caption, responding to Stephen

@Downes @tellio

My 2D stories
come from a life
lived in multi-dimensions.

All the corners,
all the nasty corners
come out in the stories.

This fake digital representation
you call 3D
how can that measure up?

Response for

@wentale @Downes @tellio

Some of the things from me
Will be stories told in 3D .
Early in their development
I use digital code to represent
What later they will really be.


I nurse a soda through the day as I work. I've finally made a truly practical #3DPrinting to keep the can in reach and safe from falling off the arm of my sofa.


@Algot @Downes @tellio
Algot, you may not realise but your adventures in have been inspirational to me. I'm currently working on a training package for operators for a serious ( and our occasional convo here has helped.

@wentale @Downes @tellio

That printer sounds awesome.

Have you gotten to actually use it while developing the training package?

*rubbing my hands together, imagining one of these in my workspace*

@Algot @Downes @tellio Unfortunately not! It is based on a different campus to myself (1,200km North) hoping to get to see it sometime this year. I'll post a selfie at that time!

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