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@bedap Hm... I just had a VERY cool experience looking at emergent consensus on very efficient queue management strctures (lining up, making sure there is space to move, etc.) in a public restroom, so I... actually would be interested in seeing it, as an extremely rigorous effort to simulate "rational actors with a clear, finite, need in resource limited contexts with social and physical limitations to information passing (you're not gonna scream to coordinate in public restrooms) where things can go wrong, by accident or by the people not taking care of the space".

... Public Restroom Simulators.

And Black Friday is already strongly associated with violent engagement in consumerism, with corporations passively standing-by-to-benefit and actively-encouraging,

a display of /individualistic/ violence BENEFITING capitalism,

which would provides a very dramatic counterpoint to the /communal/ violence -- or the communal intimidating-nonviolence -- OPPOSING capitalism.

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The point is, if capitalists/capitalism can steal leftist holidays (Labor Day, International Working Women's Day), then leftism/leftists have cultural and moral license to steal capitalist holidays.

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@rachel0964 Hebrew שוק, "souq" in Arabic and similar words in a variety of West Asian/North African/Southern European languages.

A bazaar/marketplace of individual stalls, forming corridors and alleys and (in my limited experience) selling a wide variety of different things, often food but also jewelry, clothing, pottery, etc.


(Possibly broadening the concept a bit, there's part of Akihabara that I feel ought to be classified as an electronics shuk.)

Post-Car Aesthetic: Multi-level parking garages converted into a vertical ("American-style"?) shuk.

"The Death And Life Of Great Internet Communities"?

@thrype IIRC, CDBaby is part of the standard music industry and not owned-by-large-tech-companies, so that also fits your criteria.

@rekh127 (Is "Hubble homes" another word for "McMansions"?)

(... okay, well, beSIDES the people who love how they have the Right Sort of people in them, and for whom Protecting them involves keeping out Undesireables. I know about that type of "love" "for" suburbs, and I don't care about it.)

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(I finally got around to Jane Jacob's "Death And Life Of Great American Cities", and this edition has a forward that starts off with her talking about "car people" and "foot people", and how the book was written from and to "foot people", and "car people" really didn't enter into its picture at all and reacted generally against it...

And it made me wonder if there ARE people who unironically love the suburbs, and what sorts of things they might be able to love/want to protect about them.)

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The Death And Life Of Great American Suburbs

(Unlike most of the things on this account, I don't have any specific thoughts on this.)

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*media theorist voice* "The Hyperthetical"

weed, n. a plant that refuses to acknowledge humans when they try to conquer and colonize nature

Oh hey Richest Hill started!


The history and current issues facing the Butte Montana Superfund site.
First episode was "to start with how big of a day-to-day issue is it" and second was "what was the mining and how do people look back on it". Next episode is organized labor history!

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Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.