I had the idea a while back that in the far future, architecture criticism will be replaced with starship criticism.
Architecture criticism as a genre isn't about blueprints or materials, it's about a building's place in public life and what it says about society. So that, but for starships. I gave it a trial run last year with this essay on Star Trek's USS Excelsior. https://medium.com/@srol/excelsior-class-after-the-experiment-a09fdfd7053e
I plan on doing more of these soon, so send me suggestions for other fictional starships to critique.
"Police tried to close the entrance to The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace but they just keep on coming...
Video on Birdsite: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR/status/1106541417885847553
"The solarpunk environmental movement is for anyone who’s digitally inclined but unafraid of dirt. Think post-apocalyptic hacker aesthetics, but with a sunnier disposition."
— What You Can Learn From the Solarpunk Movement
Folks talk about echo chambers but really online we’re exposed to way more different ideas and points of view than, say, boomers who live their entire lives in the suburbs or in the country and get all their ideas from TV. It’s just that we’re better at quickly identifying the ideas that are crap and blocking them.
Infoshop: **When Being an Opponent of White Supremacy Means Being Not Nice**
"“Nice people made the best Nazis. My mom grew up next to them. They got along, refused to make waves, looked the other way when things got ugly and focused on happier things than ‘politics.’ They were lovely people who turned their heads as their neighbors…"
Ecocide by the US government, 🐝🐞 Show more
In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has granted "emergency" exemptions to states allowing them to spray 16 million acres of crops with bee-killing pesticide
OXIDE is my webcomic about space exploration, horticulture, isolation, survival, community, capitalism, and hope - and you can start reading it today, right now!
You know how fascists and imperialists lie about Jewish people or Black people or migrants, not because they are mistaken about facts, but because they aren't trying to tell the truth?
A Nazi who spouts blood libel does not believe what she's saying is true. She's saying it because, were it true, it would be easier to justify what she plans to do to Jewish people.
A bigot who says "It's a dude" about me does not believe I'm a dude. He is dehumanizing me to justify the violence he means to do.
Portlanders call the police on average every 4 minutes when no crime has been committed to report poor people.
stop calling the police
It's kinda cliche in the US to celebrate George Washington Carver during #BlackHistoryMonth, but y'all I just gotta, the man is a complicated, relatable legend.
• #solarpunk - "We can synthesize materials for every human need from things that grow."
• huge plant nerd
• chronic health issues
• frustrated genius
• probably bisexual, possibly gray-ace
• orphan, survivor of slavery and endless racism
• radical Christian
• terrible at capitalism
• early champion of #homesteading, #sustainability
An awesome #Solarpunk #art panorama by James McKay ( https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/staff/216/James_McKay )
It's not Creative Commons, but as he writes:
"You're welcome to use it, but note there are various other people using it as well (and it has also been used for the cover of a book www.unlockingsustainablecities.org ) - I hope it inspires as many people as possible"
Keep in mind that he organizes a Solarpunk Art competition I mentioned in my previous toot!
Leaving the dough by the radiator to rise for an hour or so. #buns
Tinkerer, womble, future-fixer.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.