Autistic, anarchist, trans woman.
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The Future is Degrowth by Matthias Schmelzer, Andrea Vetter, Aaron Vansintjan
Economic growth isn’t working, and it cannot be made to work. Offering a counter-history of how economic growth emerged in …
Wings by Bill Brittain
When twelve-year-old Ian grows an unsightly pair of wings, he becomes an embarrassment to his politically ambitious father and must …
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches is a 1903 work of American literature by W. E. B. Du …
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Comment by Kim Stanley Robinson, on The Guardian's website: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin …
Queer solarpunk first-contact sci-fi
As the title says: queer solarpunk first-contact sci-fi!
Recommended for anyone that liked:
- the first book of the Wanderer series by Becky Chambers
- for anyone solar-curious
- for nerds with kids
- for nerds without kids
- for fans of peer-to-peer mesh networks (yes, really)
It definitely has some weird bits, not necessarily in a negative sense. I enjoyed this a bunch and kept telling people about during my travels in the past weeks—so that's probably a better recommendation indicator than anything!
The author even coined a potential subgenre in describing the book: diaperpunk!
Lote by Shola von Reinhold
Lush and frothy, incisive and witty, Shola von Reinhold’s decadent queer literary debut immerses readers in the pursuit of aesthetics …
@TakeV I have been using it very abstractly and occasionally, myself. I also use a stripped down version at work and find that it is quite helpful for organizing thoughts.
I don't think I write down enough stuff with it yet but hopefully someday!
Their Blood Got Mixed by Janet Biehl
In the summer of 2012 the Kurdish people of northern Syria set out to create a multiethnic society in the …
Not for me
I found this wholly uninteresting. Seemed to be very focused on celebrities and privileged life. I wasn't able to find any interesting nuance, and it didn't feel very organized or coherent to me.
I just suspect it isn't for me. It just feels very allistic in a way that is incomprehensible to me as an autistic person, I guess. I can certainly imagine it appealing to someone else.
I'm not sure what else to say because I just didn't get it at all?
I talked to a guy who used to work for one of these companies. ... And one of their shticks was, “Oh, we’re going to use social media data to figure out if you’re a great credit risk or not.” And people are like, “Oh, are they going to look at my Facebook posts to see whether I’ve been drinking out late on a Saturday night? Is that going to affect my credit score?”
And I can tell you exactly what happened, and why they actually killed that. It’s because with your social media profile, they know your name, they know the names of your friends, and they can tell if you’re black or not. They can tell how wealthy you are, they can tell if you’re a credit risk. That’s the shtick.
And my consistent point of view is that any of these companies should be presumed to be incredibly racist unless presenting you with mountains of evidence otherwise. Anybody that says, “We’re an AI company that’s making smarter loans”: racist. Absolutely, 100 percent.
The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution by Andrew Mefferd
Learn how to use natural no-till systems to increase profitability, efficiency, carbon sequestration, and soil health on your small farm.