When I say something like "intersection of free software, feminism, and solarpunk", I mean it with the deepest sadness that free software tends to be heavily colonized by righty tech bros.
Stallman was right, but he tends to not think that much about issues that aren't directly related to software.
And it's a great shame, because free software and copyleft generally are fundamentally very leftist concepts, that I'm sad to often see be dismissed by my activist friends.
I made this account few days ago, but might be reasonable to write a short #introduction now.
From my profile, it seems like a good start:
"Various kinds of nerd, spooky SJW, code witch, and Sauron apologist.
I'll probably rant about the intersection of free software, feminism, and solarpunk."
I have enjoyed solarpunk since finding it, at least as an aesthetic and genre, but have also wanted find some community of like-minded people. This might be a good place!
Humans are born to be artists, scientists, artisans, and philosophers. Children love nothing more than creative expression, learning to understand things, making things with their hands, and asking deep questions.
But society teaches us not to do these things, training us instead to be “productive”. We’re sculpted to fit into a world obsessed with jobs, money, and ownership, and we’re forced to give up the most important parts of ourselves in order to do so – our creativity, and our curiosity.
for both the fans of capitalism in the room and the rest of us: commerce is not capitalism and can absolutely function as an organic means of distribution outside of a system that gives the owner class the right to a share of the value produced by the labor of others
tl,dr: a store is not capitalism
I think the fact that the majority of Shakespeare's plays were adaptations of pre-existing stories is a solid testament to the importance of the public domain and understanding culture and creativity cooperatively instead of competitively. so many fantastic examples of art are adaptations (particularly films) or strongly inspired by other pieces and to ignore this, to assert that absolute Originality is the only true form of creativity seems destructive and quite capitalist to me.
Not sure if they are common knowledge on here, but i just found Hundred Rabbits, https://100r.co/pages/about.html , who have some seriously cool off-the-grid material, and also very interesting software tools and games.
our babysitter today was like "ugh i broke my macbook charger cord and im really not looking forward to having to pay for a new one" so I grabbed my soldering iron and heatshrink tubing and taught her how to fix cords herself and packed up everything she'd need to do it at home later.
She did a few with me there to help, did awesome, and is super excited about fixing it on her own.
Does this count as #solarpunk ?
This was a nice video about general introduction to situation in Rojava and how they actually organize themselves: "What's Happening in ROJAVA and Why Should YOU Support it?" https://youtu.be/H1YMUkMHpyY
I was looking for #CreativeCommons #solarpunk #art and I found this awesome CC-BY-SA-NC piece by David Revoy: http://www.davidrevoy.com/article201/fantasy-landscape
(thanks to <CalimeroTeknik> for showing me that!)
occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"
then i catch myself.
no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.
"Why urban farming is changing the future of agriculture" https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/why-urban-farming-is-changing-the-future-of-agriculture
Imo, one of the most damning aspects of capitalism is that it encourages people to have consumptive hobbies over creative ones.
It actively seeks to bar people from doing things like cooking, or writing, or making pottery, or anything else of that nature. Activities in which you are making something
Things like that are made either too expensive (in terms of money, or time, or both) or framed as something not worth wasting time on, because you can't support yourself doing art/writing/etc
• Various kinds of nerd • spooky SJW • code witch • Sauron apologist •
I'll probably rant about the intersection of free software, feminism, and solarpunk.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.