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Fax Senators
includes reference list for "Today's Most-Faxed Representatives"
faxzero.com  fax  free  communication  senator  representative  congress  government  citizen  form  america  state  tool  internet  opinion 
february 2017 by cluebucket
The R.U. Sirius Interview: It’s Better to be Inspired than Wired | Lebkowsky | CTheory
"Cyberculture (a meme that I'm at least partly responsible for generating, incidentally) has emerged as a gleeful apologist for this kill-the-poor trajectory of the Republican revolution. You find it all over Wired - this mix of chaos theory and biological modeling that is somehow interpreted as scientific proof of the need to devolve and decentralize the social welfare state while also deregulating and empowering the powerful, autocratic, multinational corporations. You've basically got the breakdown of nation states into global economies simultaneous with the atomization of individuals or their balkanization into disconnected sub-groups, because digital technology conflates space while decentralizing communication and attention. The result is a clear playing field for a mutating corporate oligarchy, which is what we have. I mean, people think it's really liberating because the old industrial ruling class has been liquefied and it's possible for young players to amass extraordinary instant dynasties. But it's savage and inhuman. Maybe the wired elite think that's hip. But then don't go around crying about crime in the streets or pretending to be concerned with ethics."
uvic.ca  interview  1996  1990s  r.u._sirius  technology  wired  internet  corporation  power  corruption  society  politics  humanity  republican  theory  1989  1980s  mondo_2000  ethics  communication  jon_lebkowsky  quote  oligarchy  injustice 
january 2017 by cluebucket
How To - Open Garden
FireChat - scaling-up group chat w/ bluetooth and wifi w/o internet access
opengarden.com  firechat  app  phone  smartphone  communication  group  chat  message  chatroom  event  internet  offline 
january 2017 by cluebucket
FutureMe.org: Write a Letter to the Future
for some reason Megadeth "Sweating Bullets" comes to mind...
"Hello me, meet the real me
And my misfit's way of life
A dark black past is my
Most valued possession
Hindsight is always 20-20
But looking back it's still a bit fuzzy
Speak of mutually assured destruction?
Nice story, tell it to Reader's Digest!"

but this looks fun too
writing  letter  mail  time  future  futureme.org  diary  communication  time_travel  time_capsule  tool  fun  reflection 
january 2017 by cluebucket
A Force More Powerful
"Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of 'nonviolent weapons' at their disposal... A description and historical examples of each can be found in volume two of The Politics of Nonviolent Action by Gene Sharp."

The Methods of Nonviolent Protest and Persuasion (#1~54)
The Methods of Social Noncooperation (#55~70)
The Methods of Economic Noncooperation: Economic Boycotts (#71~96)
The Methods of Economic Noncooperation: The Strike (#97~119)
The Methods of Political Noncooperation (#120~157)
The Methods of Nonviolent Intervention (#158~198)
protest  resistance  nonviolent  persuasion  gene_sharp  aforcemorepowerful.org  list  guide  1973  1970s  action  activism  politics  society  economy  communication  book  excerpt  method  behavior  resource  reference 
november 2016 by cluebucket
Respecfully agree to disagree - disagreement respect opinion | Ask MetaFilter
"Very few people hold fixed opinions about things that matter deeply to them. Instead the[y] hold nuanced and thoughtful interests."
salishea  ask.metafilter  advice  tip  argument  communication  canada  aboriginal  respect  land  politics  1990s  british_columbia  government  utah_phillips  cowboy  discrimination  opinion  metafilter.com 
november 2016 by cluebucket
Can This Marriage Be Saved? - The New York Times
"('Sitting here for six hours you just know what it’s like to be married to him,' Coché muttered to me once, out of earshot of the offending spouse)"
...
"Gradually, with industrialization and the movement of jobs outside the home, love replaced communal economic imperatives as the glue between husbands and wives, striking two blows to the institution. First, romantic love isn’t known for its long-lasting adhesive properties; and second, no one is as deeply invested in a marriage as the two people in it.

"The group is something of an answer to the latter problem, Coché says — the modern equivalent perhaps of the village that Michael Vincent Miller ... depicts ...: What would it be like, he writes, 'if as in the Puritan villages of old, representatives from the larger community were to step in, calm the two down, stress the larger social importance of their well-being and offer support and help by redirecting the couple’s energies away from mutilating each other toward something more cooperative.'"
...
"'Causing the right amount of trouble is an art form.'”
judith_coché  laurie_abraham  nytimes  marriage  support  therapy  therapist  2007  2000s  intimacy  relationship  community  philadelphia  profile  communication 
february 2016 by cluebucket
25 Fascinating Charts Of Negotiation Styles Around The World | Business Insider
"Scandinavians often have entrenched opinions that they have formulated “in the long dark nights,” though they are reasonable conversationalists. Swedes often have the most wide-ranging discussions, Finns tend to value concision, and most Norwegians fall somewhere in between."
businessinsider  communication  infographic  chart  culture  country  language  linguistics  style  speech  conversation  richard_d_lewis  linguist  america  canada  england  france  italy  germany  english  china  hong_kong  israel  india  switzerland  singapore  indonesia  hungary  finland  bulgaria  norway  denmark  turkey  poland  spain  sweden  netherlands  stereotype  2010s  research 
april 2014 by cluebucket
My Nice Boyfriend Makes Me Crazy
it's not my problem, but it's a lot of worthwhile words about self-examination and open communication in relationships. helpful for that.

"Lots of people, LOTS AND LOTS OF FUCKING PEOPLE, really, truly don't want to connect. They just want to do what they do without being challenged or being forced to show up. They want to talk about the easy stuff, keep it light, ignore the trouble, keep the peace, don't look too hard at anything, and don't get too honest. There's another tier, above that: The people who want intimacy, but only on THEIR terms. They want access to an open person, sure, so they can turn that person on and off, like a faucet. Great when they happen to want you, not so great when you need something from them and they can't handle being needed.

"But there are a few people who can show up. If they see that you want them to show up, they can show up. If you're present, they will find a way to be present, too. I think that's what you have in this man, even if you aren't quite there yet yourself."
heather_havrilesky  ask_polly  advice  relationship  devotion  neediness  insecurity  communication  dating  vulnerability  transparency  emotion  abuse  coping  life  connection  2013  2010s  writing  tip 
december 2013 by cluebucket
xkcd: The Pace of Modern Life
"The cause of the ... increase in nervous disease is increased demand made by the conditions of modern life upon the brain." --1896

"Mr Long Walk" haha
xkcd  quote  1870s  1880s  1890s  1900s  1910s  19th_century  20th_century  letter  writing  mail  criticism  communication  pace  life  newspaper  travel  time  sensationalism  stimulation  mania  nervous  history  reading  imagination  op-ed  conversation  speed 
august 2013 by cluebucket
Mythcommunication: It’s Not That They Don’t Understand, They Just Don’t Like The Answer |
"These women said they generally offered excuses that posited an inability rather than unwillingness to accept the offer because, in one woman’s words, 'that would stop the boy from blaming you.'”
...
but then the takeaway of the study? "The problem of sexual coercion cannot be fixed by changing the way women talk."
yesmeansyes  communication  conversation  speech  analysis  refusal  no  denial  power  politeness  gender  language  understanding  society  u.k.  study  sex  rape  violence  celia_kitzinger  hannah_frith  thomas_macaulay_millar  rachel_o'byrne  culture  social_change  2011  2000s  2010s 
july 2013 by cluebucket
languagehat.com: WHY WE ARE NOT TELETUBBIES.
shkrobius: "Our language is not designed for speaking truth, it has no built-in features for trustworthiness and reliability, and it does not even aim at them. It aims at imagining and reimagining worlds."
languagehat  shkrobius  chris_knight  language  philosophy  thinking  teletubbies  truth  humanity  belief  proof  evidence  behavior  communication  oliver_sacks  2013  2010s 
march 2013 by cluebucket
You Can Use Chopsticks? And Other Remarks that Bother Some People.
"Mutantfrog Travelogue smartly pointed out that repetitive questions aren't only limited to nationality or race, but also profession. I'm sure doctors get asked the same questions over and over and over again. I always try to take the questions and remarks in good stride—sometimes there are jerks, because, well, there are jerks everywhere."
brian_ashcraft  kotaku  japan  culture  racism  aggression  microaggression  question  communication  remark  otherness  foreigner  society  debito_arudou  chester_pierce  2010s  2012  politeness  culture_smash  chopsticks  name  sensitive  21st_century 
may 2012 by cluebucket
International maritime signal flags - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"I am on fire and have dangerous cargo on board: keep well clear of me.", or "I am leaking dangerous cargo."
alphabet  flag  maritime  reference  code  emergency  ship  vessel  wikipedia  letter  message  signal  image  communication 
march 2012 by cluebucket
'Vocal Fry' Creeping Into U.S. Speech - ScienceNOW
"[T]he popular-music station on her teenage son's dial features creaky announcers, but she does not hear vocal fry on National Public Radio, which targets an older audience."
marissa_fessenden  english  american_english  speech  language  pitch  register  voice  vocal_fry  gender  glottalization  staccato  sciencemag  linguistics  phonetics  long_island_university  research  audio  communication  culture  nassima_abdelli-beruh  radio  age  2011 
february 2012 by cluebucket
Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War - PowerPoint - NYTimes.com
"'It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control,' General McMaster said in a telephone interview afterward. 'Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.'"

"In General McMaster’s view, PowerPoint’s worst offense is not a chart like the spaghetti graphic, but rigid lists of bullet points... that take no account of interconnected political, economic and ethnic forces. 'If you divorce war from all of that, it becomes a targeting exercise'"
nytimes  powerpoint  software  microsoft  military  technology  intelligence  communication  ban  threat  war  strategy  afghanistan  2009  2010  2010s  elisabeth_bumiller  stanley_mcchrystal  flowchart  h._r._mcmaster  company_command  sam_nuxoll  crispin_burke  starbuck  robert_gates  david_petraeus  iraq  pakistan  richard_holbrooke  thomas_x._hammes  richard_engel  spaghetti  tommy_franks  david_mckiernan  donald_rumsfeld  helene_cooper  21st_century 
february 2012 by cluebucket
What does a General Assembly do? « Disaster Notes
"'There’s no ideal form of action. What’s essential is that action assume a certain form, that it give rise to a form instead of having one imposed on it... As for deciding on actions, the principle could be as follows: each person should do their own reconnaissance, the information would then be put together, and the decision will occur to us rather than being made by us. The circulation of knowledge cancels hierarchy; it equalizes by raising up.'"
disaster_notes  queldesastre  2011  2010s  occupywallstreet  austin  ga  assembly  meeting  group  anarchism  vote  politics  oakland  2008  coming_insurrection  quote  book  criticism  traxus4420  action  decision  communication  community  commune  21st_century 
december 2011 by cluebucket
Fashion is a Feminist Issue | Greta Christina's Blog
"It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial."
freethoughtblogs  blog  writing  essay  fashion  gender  women  greta_christina  art  expression  feminism  2011  2010s  language  sexism  noam_chomsky  communication  society  clothing  21st_century 
november 2011 by cluebucket

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