Bookmarked: Mikorizal Software http://mikorizal.org/ We are developing software for transitioning to the next economy.
Not this economy, the next economy. The next economy must be driven by human and ecological needs rather than profit. And it will be networked.
this RBMS talk on precarity labor that ended with ageism is why I am so hell bent on retiring in my 50s, come hell or high water. Ageism is extremely real even in librarianship, I expect it to get even worse, and tons of people are forced into early retirement due to workplace ageism. I would like to do it on my own terms as much as I can.
🔖 The Blue Tape List – Rands in Repose –
> I have a modified and simplified version of my contractor’s blue tape advice:
> 1. In a new context, you’re going to notice everything that feels off.
> 2. Make a list of everything that feels off, no matter how big or small.
> 3. Wait a bit, like a month, but address everything. …
> It’s a surprise when a month passes, and you review your blue tape list and discover how items that seemed urgent at the time now… https://matienzo.org/2021/159/rands/
Spending some time post-vacation catching up reading Ali Alkhatib’s CHI 2021 paper, “To Live in Their Utopia: Why Algorithmic Systems Create Absurd Outcomes”. It’s interesting to read this paper as a conversation with broader ideas of utopia, as well as imaginaries, as well as work like Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s “The University and the Undercommons” (Social Text 22(2), 2004). (https://matienzo.org/2021/151/utopia/)
🔖 Kyra Yee, Uthaipon Tantipongpipat, Shubhanshu Mishra, "Image Cropping on Twitter: Fairness Metrics, their Limitations, and the Importance of Representation, Design, and Agency" –
The full paper related to Rumman Chowdhury’s blog post, “Sharing learnings about our image cropping algorithm”.
> Twitter uses machine learning to crop images, where crops are centered around the part predicted to be the most salient. In fall 2020, Twitter users raised concerns that the… https://matienzo.org/2021/139/twic/
Bill Atkinson's Polaroids documenting the design and development of the Apple Lisa user interface.
Years in the making, days in the drafting, I've finally done it: I dug into the full history of important features missing from iOS/Safari and made it (roughly) human-readable:
🔖 WebAnnotation in the Browser –
> Very generally: annotations are _content about content_.
And I thought we had challenges describing metadata as data about data… Anyway, this is interesting, especially from the standpoint of annotation discovery and moderation. (https://matienzo.org/2021/132/waib/)
🔖 Rally to Sell Shares of Rare Declaration of Independence | Art & Object –
> Rally … will offer 80,000 shares of a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence to the general public this month. … The copy is a Walsh 15 Broadside—printed in July 1776 in Exeter, New Hampshire … one of only 20 Walsh copies created and currently in private ownership.
Once again, I ask: How have the New Enclosures been worked? (https://matienzo.org/2021/124/rally/)
🔖 Digital Library Software Developer, Access and Discovery Team (3 positions) | Stanford Libraries –
We’re hiring for three software developer positions, at junior, mid-, and senior levels, to join our team at Stanford Libraries. Remote-friendly; great colleagues, and rewarding projects. Apply by May 28 for earliest consideration! (https://matienzo.org/2021/123/dlss-jobs/)
Really enjoying leaning into writing with Ulysses - it’s kind of a dream come true from the standpoint of working with Hugo. It’s nice on desktop/iPad, but wish the Working Copy integration on iOS were slightly smoother. (https://matienzo.org/2021/120/uwc/)
Because my Sourcery post was so controversial^W popular I had to adjust the Webmention configuration to show more replies. Nice problem to have, I guess? (https://matienzo.org/2021/120/wmbump/)
 "What would it take for historians to be able to share archival material?" https://blog.suppliedtitle.org/2012/08/29/what-would-it-take-for-historians-to-be-able-to-share-archival-material.html
 The difference between being a non-profit and not making a profit (while being supplied with venture capital) does seem important here. The fact is that there is already a contract researcher model for archives. The gig economy is less about creating new kinds of work than it is about setting the conditions under which people work.
Recalcitrant archivist, information scientist, and ambient musician.
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