I would like it if you watched something I made about how the web and I grew up together (only if you have 15 uninterrupted minutes to spare). https://ashleyblewer.com/throttled.html
@ashley This got me to listen to the first https://archive.org/details/the-real-world-of-technology by Ursula Franklin. Thank you! Lots of connections forming with Ivan Illich ("Tools for conviviality"; http://akkartik.name/illich.pdf) and David Krakauer's notions of complementary vs competitive cognitive artifacts (https://nautil.us/blog/will-ai-harm-us-better-to-ask-how-well-reckon-with-our-hybrid-nature)
Somewhat tangential, but I think it's better to teach accessibility by examples ("screen readers will read this part," "an Alexa will speak it in this accent") rather than talking about HTML tags as if they represent some platonic ideal of semantics. The abstract stuff is hard to grasp, and it's often just wrong, e.g. when screen readers have bugs or don't implement certain things correctly. I like the author's example of "if you forget this, mobile users will have to zoom in which is annoying."
HALT AND CATCH FIRE SYLLABUS 🔥
This has been on my mind for a long time, and now it's a real thing!
New episode of @fossandcrafts! @mlemweb and I are joined by @vickysteeves to talk about open and reproducible research, FOSS and library sciences, and even a conversation about what the FOSS world can learn from game modding communities! https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/21-vicky-steeves.html
My favorite episodes are ones that emphasize interdisciplinarity and gosh does this episode ever meet that criteria!
Ronnie Spector: ‘I love #MeToo and Time’s Up – because men’s time is up’ (CW abuse mention in the link)
“When I was making my hit records, my ex was always ‘the genius’ and you felt like: ‘Well, who am I?’ You felt that small. I’m so glad I’m still on this Earth to see women going out there and saying: ‘You can be fabulous like me, you can do anything.’”
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