An app to track home health care aides has unintended effects
Belabored: Why “Corporate Social Responsibility” Fails Workers https://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/belabored-why-corporate-social-responsibility-fails-workers
"Appeals to decentralization too often fail to contend with the power structures that can take hold of supposedly liberatory projects."
‘We don’t deserve this’: new app places US caregivers under digital surveillance
People pay a premium for tracking technologies that get imposed unwillingly on others
Chris Gilliard and David Golumbia
1 week left to apply! Our worker co-op is recuiting some more data analysts, for our work on open data standards in the transparency space. UK based, but working remotely.
The Interminable Catastrophe by Bedour Alagraa
"Without destabilizing our core assumptions about catastrophe, we run the risk of rendering theory inept for confronting this predicament [of our earth’s ecology and its assumed life-span], and equally run the risk of complicity with the overdetermination of empirical or social science interpretations and political offerings concerning what is essentially a problem for which we have yet to develop an adequate grammar. "
'The Center for Applied Transgender Studies welcomes applications from prospective Senior Fellows and Junior Fellows to join the Center effective January 2022'
new blog post!
# Software From Another World
> We undermine not only unions, but every aspect of the worker's life: AirBnB spikes rents, Uber disenfranchises drivers, a thousand streaming services reinvent cable, Amazon fucks everybody, and so on. Despite any niche expertise, these are companies made possible by software, by the lending of software labor to capitalist ends. We can choose to deny them, if we stand together.
Countering corporate violence: Degrowth, ecosocialism and organising beyond the destructive forces of capitalism -
Ekaterina Chertkovskaya, Alexander Paulsson
We do things with open data for public good and social change.
Equal pay (£40k/pa), flat structure, remote work. Flexible working with part time options. Lots of benefits.
Happy to answer questions here another way (https://rhiaro.co.uk/contact)
"Universities resist knowledge of themselves."
-- Abigail Boggs, Eli Meyeroff, Nick Mitchell, Zach Schwartz-Weinstein, "Abolitionist University Studies: An Invitation"
Technopsyence and Afro-Surrealism’s Cripistemologies
"In other words, the company is yet again using small businesses as an excuse to plow ahead with—well, whatever it wants, really. As always, it looks like the company will keep following those dollar signs and ignore the blood and viscera its products keep on digging up."
My first DIY device. It captures electromagnetic activity (two inductors at the top). “Elektrosluch” – https://makezine.com/projects/weekend-project-sample-weird-sounds-electromagnetic-fields/
Obnoxious Machines - the prospects for Luddism in the era of AI