Survivership bias, capitalism, influencer culture
Survivership bias is crucial for keeping faulty systems like capitalism "fueld". Influencer culture is just the latest fashion, the myth that anyone can be successful, rich, famous if they would juuuust try hard enough, came up with just the right idea at the right time, just have a little bit of luck is old.
I think it's crucial to stop believing this bullshit. It's important to see the flaw in the system.
reading: Being Seen/Being Watched: Surveillance, Technology, and Madness
"Writing our struggles off as body-gone-wrong, a hardware malfunction, suggests that they begin with our brokenness, end with our being fixed. What if, instead, we gave ourselves permission to regard these sensations, these mental spaces, as reasonable responses to the things that happen to us? […] what if we declare it possible that our insanity is a sane reaction to insane circumstance?" — https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/being-seenbeing-watched-surveillance-technology-and-madness
Was man nicht benennt, bedenkt man nicht. Wenn man für etwas keine Worte hat, ist es viel schwerer, daran zu arbeiten. Es gibt zum Beispiel eine Reihe an persönlichen Fähigkeiten, die nicht ständig benannt werden, aber sehr wertvoll sind: Konfliktfähigkeit und Auskunftsfähigkeit sind zwei davon, bei denen mir das häufig auffällt.
#blogged Datenkraken und grafische Chiffren
Warum das mit den Kraken so ne Sache ist:
Also: this thing on the birdsite is just the most wholesome thing I've seen this year so far.
And it is sooo sad, that there are still so many reasons, why people can't show the world, how colorful they really are.
And I think this Image does not only apply to queers, but to many many diffrent types of diverse people.
Let's work on making it better.
Image by Smatterbrain, provided lisence-Information: "You may repost this, but please give credit!"
Faßmann: “Die Wissenschaft soll sich nicht überall einmischen.“
Na servas dich hat’s aber auch ordentlich.
@DissidentKitty Boosting purely for educational purposes.
On a tangentially-related note:
PSA: If you're doing research but don't have access to a university library, you should definitely *not* use a website to pirate a large amount of journal articles. That would be illegal and wrong. I post this link so you can bear witness to this unlawful activity. https://mg.scihub.ltd/
Sexual consent isn't about your legal credibility but the damage you cause when you don't check in and make sure activities are and stay consensual at all times and other involved people are fine.
Asking for permission for any change of activity is important but it's equally important to stay aware of body language and other non verbal expressions.
Don't wait for a "no" to stop an activity. Don't assume a "yes" is enough to be sure somebody is fine.
Algorithms, Bias & Inequality.
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