The great misunderstanding at the core of facial recognition -
Humans don’t fit neatly into boxes, period.
by Nina Dewi Toft Djanegara
'how might the history of ai help us critique kosinsky’s “gaydar” study?'
Fully Automated Luxury Surveillance (ft. Chris Gilliard)
Theses on Techno-Optimism https://librarianshipwreck.wordpress.com/2021/06/10/theses-on-techno-optimism/
Bookmarked: I'm a Luddite. You should be one too https://theconversation.com/im-a-luddite-you-should-be-one-too-163172
I recently finished one of the largest beadwork pieces I've done, a medallion showing 8 blue and white lightning bolts against a green background around a blue and white center, giving a visual impression of a sun in negative colours, titled, "water is life is change."
The folk I get beads from have been seeing supply shortages, but recently restocked so I'll be restocking, myself. If anyone wants to send money to offset that expense, it'd be much appreciated. https://ko-fi.com/emsenn
Urgent need for post-growth climate mitigation
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