There's been a couple of articles in the past week about how we need to consider the social, ecological and environmental context of implementing renewable energy — more than just switching to renewables itself. #solarpunk #environmentalism #renewableenergy
Sustainable Hydropower in the 21st Century: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/11/02/1809426115
How an Indian windfarm is changing the colour of lizards:
Scientists created a proof of concept that generates electricity with a mushroom https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/acs-abm110218.php ⚡️🍄
A workers co-op is looking for some folks to do some paid testing. could lead to more work in the future.
Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.
A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."
People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.
Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.
oof okay here we go. hi! if you are:
- making conlangs or speak languages that aren’t english
- queer, trans or have Strong Ideas about identity
i want to hear from you. i’m making a thing where i want to look at languages as tools to create new identities. looking for stories about words in Your Language that have a large influence on how you see yourself.
also you’ll be drawn as a cute(?) avatar that you get to specify 🍎
I was chatting with an architect some time ago and they told me you can now get CLEAR solar panels. How did I miss this? #solarpunk
Hello lovely people of weirder.earth 🌻 Thank you for letting me camp here last couple of weeks while my shy awkward introverted self procrastinated on an #introduction!
I'm a researcher specialising in human-computer interaction, but in reality, things to summon me are: cats, books, music, growing-cooking-eating food, and all things handmade, especially #knitting.
Pleased to meet you! 🌱
Admiral Fell Promises — Sun Kil Moon
Ghosts of the Great Highway — Sun Kil Moon
Grace — Jeff Buckley
If You Leave — Daughter
Give Up — The Postal Service
The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place — Explosions In The Sky
You Forgot It In People — Broken Social Scene
Cigarette After Sex (eponymous)
Original Sound track to Breath of The Wild
Man With A Movie Camera — Cinematic Orchestra
... and probably a few more.
Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Climate change, optimism
Romer, one of this year's Nobel laureates, wrote about optimism towards climate change:
“Complacent optimism is the feeling of a child waiting for presents. Conditional optimism is the feeling of a child who is thinking about building a treehouse. ‘If I get some wood and nails and persuade some other kids to help do the work, we can end up with something really cool.'”
I've been trying to plan a little UK co-op hitchhiking tour, better start this week!
Will start in Glasgow and slowly make my way down south. Looking for sofas/floors to sleep on and co-ops to visit of any kind, but especially digital-y/software ones...
Would like to talk about saving food (esp. with https://karrot.world), web hosting, platform co-ops, volunteers, grassroots, open source, CoTech, social.coop, etc...
Should start in the next couple of days. Lemme know if I should swing by!