How to Cut Energy Cords with Crystals - Energy Muse
"Crystal Cord Cutters: Heather’s Techniques for Cutting Energy Cords"
19 hours ago
Covid-19 Social Distancing Scoreboard — Unacast
According to the World Health Organization and the CDC, social distancing is currently the most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19. We created this interactive Scoreboard, updated daily, to empower organizations to measure and understand the efficacy of social distancing initiatives at the local level.
coronavirus  privacy 
2 days ago
Radical Care: Survival Strategies for Uncertain Times | Social Text | Duke University Press
Hi‘ilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart; Tamara Kneese
Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 1–16.
2 days ago
Quarantine Journal | The Point Magazine
Evan Kindley: "In contrast, we have COVID-19, monocausal agent of everyone’s unhappiness. That unhappiness is far from equal, of course: it amounts to anxious inconvenience in some, unbearable pain and grief in others. The pandemic has ramified inequalities of wealth, health, resources and moral luck. But however unequal this unhappiness is, it can all be directly traced to the same catalyst. There is one explanation. This makes it the opposite of the uncanny in Freud’s sense, which always needs at least two competing ones."
3 days ago
Internet Access Points / Wifi Hotspots Map – BetaNYC
wifi.beta.nyc – is a web map that aggregates public, and private wireless internet access points. Displaying this information allows residents, and people without internet access to find the nearest locations to connect their devices to. As the internet is turning into a fundamental public utility, we are hoping these bridge some gaps in access.
4 days ago
philadelphia  coronavirus  debt 
4 days ago
COVID-19 Tenant Organizing Guide
Philadelphia Tenants Union’s COVID-19 Organizing Guide
debt  coronavirus  philadelphia 
4 days ago
More than 3 Million Americans Lost Their Jobs Last Week. See Your State. - The New York Times
Our official economic statistics simply aren’t set up to track a downturn that plays out over days and weeks, rather than months and years. Instead, policymakers will have to rely on scraps of real-time information, collected from credit card processors; sales and earnings numbers from individual firms; or even Google searches. It gets worse. The changes in economic life wrought by social isolation render even these relatively untested data less reliable, as it will be hard to disentangle shifts in how we shop from shifts in how much we shop.
coronavirus  visualization  data 
8 days ago
Digital Pedagogy | Keywords
Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a curated collection of reusable resources for teaching and research. Organized by keyword, each annotated artifact can be saved, shared, and downloaded. You can read DigiPed like a manuscript, or use it as a platform to create your own collections of digital resources. Read more about the project.
9 days ago
Are.na / state of emergency
i'm starting to keep track of everything that is normally disallowed (paid sick leave, access to water, no arrests) but clearly feasible based on the coronavirus response, please add more here:
coronavirus  socialism 
15 days ago
Who’s staying home because of COVID-19? | stayinghomeclub
A list of all the companies WFH or events changed because of covid-19
16 days ago
Going Viral: Epidemics in American History, Literature, and Culture
Emily Waples syllabus
coronavirus  syllabus 
17 days ago
Civic Tech Field Guide – Sharing knowledge and productively growing the field
The Civic Tech Field Guide is a crowdsourced, global collection of civic tech tools and projects. It’s an official project of Civic Hall, a one-of-a-kind non-profit collaboration center for the world’s civic innovators.

Thousands of civic tech practitioners from over 100 countries around the world have contributed to this living resource. We catalog not only the tools, but also the social side of our field: the conferences, funders, awards, design principles and playbooks.

We include citizen engagement tech, govtech, civic data, advocacy tech, media tech, and emerging tech in our catalog of “tech for the public good.” It’s a free, and Creative-Commons-licensed collection curated to help you in your work. Whether you want to add your own project(s), learn from others’, or research our field, we invite you to check it out.
dh_pedagogy  tactics 
18 days ago
Opinion | The New Pop Culture Optimism - The New York Times
When I contemplate what my ideal world might look like, I imagine one in which everyone just minds their business and does their own thing, so long as they aren’t causing any harm — directly or indirectly — to others. That doesn’t mean there isn’t conflict or that bad things never happen: Humans will still annoy one another and argue, many marriages will still end in divorce, studio execs will still make up excuses to tell the same story about Batman or Batman-adjacent characters for the hundredth time.

But mostly, life is free from -isms and -phobias; boundaries are respected, voting rights aren’t suppressed. And truly, no one cares what you look like, whom you sleep with, where you come from or what religion you do or don’t practice.

That, to me, is The Dream.
25 days ago
The Minimalist’s Strength Workout
Minimalist workout for all-around strength:
-3x6 pull-up
-3x8 goblet squat
-3x16 push-up
-3x8 lunge
-3x8 single-leg deadlift
(2-3x week)
25 days ago
How to Prepare Now for the Complete End of the World - The New York Times
Lynx Vilden teaches people how to live like we imagine Stone Age people did. “What if we don’t want to come back to civilization?” she asks.
29 days ago
Star Trek: TNG Fluxx | Looney Labs
Beam yourself aboard the Enterprise-D for a game of Star Trek: The Next Generation Fluxx! Join Picard, Riker, Data, and the rest of the TNG crew, to gather the Keepers you need for victory – but don't let Creepers like Q or the Borg keep you from your mission! With new cards like Darmok and the Rule of Acquisition, this version of Fluxx will take you into the 24th Century!
Game  stuff 
4 weeks ago
ARTEFACT by Jack Harrison
The Artefact is a story game for one player, designed for contemplative solo play.

In the classic dungeon crawl, you follow the lives of adventurers as they overcome challenges to gain prestige and, most importantly, magical treasures. But what were those treasures doing before the adventurers came along? How many aeons have passed, in silent darkness, since they were last used?

The Artefact shifts the focus to the perspective of a single magical item, and its history as it passes through the hands of many different keepers. You’ll feel the weight of time as the item is lost or abandoned again and again, the dust & decay piling around it until it’s found again by someone new.

It's a great way to spend an hour; sketching, world-building and storytelling in your own company. It's also a fantastic way to generate really unique items for tabletop games like D&D, with detailed histories far more vivid than any you'd typically find in a compendium.
4 weeks ago
CITP Lunch Seminar: Woodrow Hartzog – Privacy’s Constitutional Moment and the Limits of Data Protection | Center for Information Technology Policy
Congress has repeatedly failed to build a robust identity for American privacy law. But now both California and the European Union have forced Congress’s hand by passing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These data protection frameworks, structured around principles for Fair Information Processing called the “FIPs,” have industry and privacy advocates alike clamoring for a “U.S. GDPR.” This talk will highlight the risks of U.S. lawmakers embracing a watered-down version of the European model as American privacy law enters its constitutional moment. European-style data protection rules have undeniable virtues, but they won’t be enough. Even fairly processed data can lead to oppression and abuse. Data protection frameworks ignore how industry’s appetite for data is wrecking our environment, our democracy, our attention spans, and our emotional health. Even if E.U.-style data protection were sufficient, the United States is too different from Europe to implement and enforce such a framework effectively on its European law terms. Any U.S. GDPR would in practice be a “GDPR-Lite.” In the United States, a data protection model cannot do it all for privacy, though if current trends continue, we will likely entrench it as though it can.
regulation  privacy  techlash 
5 weeks ago
Masks and N95 Respirators | FDA
The FDA has cleared the following N95 respirators for use by the general public in public health medical emergencies:

3M™ Particulate Respirator 8670F
3M™ Particulate Respirator 8612F
Pasture Tm F550G Respirator
Pasture Tm A520G Respirator
5 weeks ago
Coronavirus: Celebrities wearing masks are promoting a myth - Business Insider
Common household cleaners like bleach and products like Clorox and Lysol can help clean surfaces of the virus, though they have not been 100% proven to be effective against the current strain of the virus.
5 weeks ago
NLP with LDA: Analyzing Topics in the Enron Email dataset
interestingly, the Enron emails is a common dataset used in teaching natural language processing
5 weeks ago
Creative Writing Workshop — Twelve Gates Arts
In this community-based creative writing workshop we will explore the many levels and styles of creative writing including poetry and creative nonfiction. We will be exploring themes of identity, family, movement/migration, myths/folklore, protest, love, and more. Additionally, we will be using the gallery space to unify storytelling and art by looking at the historical connections between visual and literary art. In learning about these themes we will be referencing works from Sonia Sanchez, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Gloria Anzaldúa, Sandra Cisneros, Jamaica Kincaid, Ross Gay, Justin Torres, Jhumpa Lahiri and many more. With these writers in mind our goal is to create short stories, poems, and short essays while utilizing a social justice framework. This workshop requires no previous experience, but it will require you to fully participate and attend each session and make space for the creative process. This is also a workshop course, which means that you will be encouraged to share your writing with the group, and will become adept at giving and receiving constructive feedback to each other’s works in the process.
philadelphia  writing 
5 weeks ago
Planting the Natural Garden: Piet Oudolf, Henk Gerritsen: 9781604699739: Amazon.com: Books
The original publication of Planting the Natural Garden ushered in a revolution in landscape design: the New Perennial Movement. Spearheaded by internationally renowned designer Piet Oudolf, and incisively articulated by the late plantsman and designer Henk Gerritsen, it transformed private and public spaces with its emotionally resonant, naturalistic use of hardy perennials and grasses.
gifts  garden 
5 weeks ago
The Merch Table: Tiger Blood Tapes Puts Music on Burner Phones | Bandcamp Daily
The process of actually loading the music onto the phones was a pretty simple one, but the reality of editing metadata and contacts entries via T9 typing was a bit more tedious than I’d anticipated.
texting  music  dumbphone 
5 weeks ago
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Marion Stokes was secretly recording television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis at the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012 while the Sandy Hook massacre played on television as Marion passed away. In between, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows, and commercials that tell us who we were, and show how television shaped the world of today.
archiving  television  video  documentary 
5 weeks ago
Sustainable and FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities -
The ALLEA report “Sustainable and FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities” provides key recommendations to make digital data in the humanities “Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable”, in line with the FAIR principles. The document is designed as a practical guide to help scholars, research funders, professionals and policymakers navigate the shift towards a sustainable data sharing culture.
data_curation  libraries 
6 weeks ago
Louis Armstrong, the King of Queens - The New York Times
The jazz musician’s impeccably maintained home in a modest New York City neighborhood is a testament to his — and midcentury design’s — legacy.
6 weeks ago
Whimsical: The Visual Workspace
tool for wireframing, mind mapping, flow charts, sticky notes
dh_tools  visualization  webdev 
6 weeks ago
The Hidden Life of an Amazon User
"The Hidden Life of an Amazon User" sheds light on the environmental costs of Amazon’s aggressive monetization of its users: the user is not just exploited by means of free labor, but is also forced to assume the energy costs of such exploitation.
amazon  dh_pedagogy  information_economy  media_ecology  environmental_studies 
6 weeks ago
Justine Haupt | Rotary Cellphone
Why a rotary cellphone? Because in a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of, I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal, and absolutely tactile, while also giving me an excuse for not texting.
critical_making  retrofuturism  smartphone  texting  speculativedesign 
7 weeks ago
Sweatshirt texture blazer $198
7 weeks ago
Hong Kong protesters using Bluetooth Bridgefy app - BBC News
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have been turning to a new app to communicate - one that does not use the internet and is therefore harder for the Chinese authorities to trace.

Bridgefy is based on Bluetooth and allows protesters to communicate with each other without internet connection.

Downloads are up almost 4,000% in the past two months, according to measurement firm Apptopia.

Texts, email and messaging app WeChat are all monitored by the Chinese state.

Bridgefy uses a mesh network, which links together users' devices allowing people to chat with others even if they are in a different part of the city, by hopping on other users' phones until the message reaches the intended person.

The range from phone to phone is within 100m (330ft).
texting  exercises 
7 weeks ago
Conway Electric
Retro lamps and extension cords
stuff  gifts 
7 weeks ago
$2.4 Million in Prizes for Schools Teaching Ethics Alongside Computer Science - The Mozilla Blog
Range of approaches in grants from universities around the country to fund ethics education within the CS curriculum. Partially funded by Schmidt Futures.
hc3  tech_ethics  computer_science 
7 weeks ago
The Internet Is a Toxic Hellscape—but We Can Fix It | WIRED
The first step to cleaning up the smog of disinformation? Embrace your anxiety.
techlash  exercises  self-help 
7 weeks ago
All Your Favorite Brands, From BSTOEM to ZGGCD - The New York Times
Mostly, you’ll notice gloves from brands that, unless you’ve spent a lot of time searching for gloves on Amazon, you’ve never heard of. Brands that evoke nothing in particular, but which do so in capital letters. Brands that are neither translated nor Romanized nor transliterated from another language, and which may contain words, or names, that do not seem to refer to the products they sell. Brands like Pvendor, RIVMOUNT, FRETREE and MAJCF. Gloves emblazoned with names like Nertpow, SHSTFD, Joyoldelf, VBIGER and Bizzliz. Gloves with hundreds or even thousands of apparently positive reviews, available for very low prices, shipped quickly, for free, with Amazon Prime.
7 weeks ago
Rebecca Roach on Media Lives and the Archive | Media History Seminar
‘Media Lives in the Rockefeller Archive: or, How the Humanities Invented Modern Computing’

In these days of dwindling funding for the arts and humanities, I look back to the start of the digital age to argue for the significance of their contribution to the invention of modern computing. I examine the role of mid-century institutions such as the Rockefeller Foundation and specifically its Humanities Division, in supporting early research into theories of communication—theories which would prove vital to the post-World War Two development of computational technologies. Looking to the institutional, biographical and media lives that my research has revealed, I argue for the value of humanities-based models of technological innovation.
7 weeks ago
imbibemagazine.com Jungle Bird
2 oz. pineapple rum (Harris uses Don Q Piña)
¾ oz. Contratto Aperitif
¼ oz. Campari
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: pineapple slice and frond
8 weeks ago
Futuristic Gizmos, Conservative Ideals | Modes of Criticism
risks producing ‘futuristic gizmos for profoundly conservative moral values by missing a deep engagement with social science and humanities research on the nature of social change'
8 weeks ago
A New Book on Elena Ferrante Rethinks What Criticism Can Be | The New Yorker
“The never-ending-ness of such a practice—of all critical practice, done right—is occasionally paralyzing. Even working on this review, I at times felt myself losing shape and multiplying, as if there were too many of me to start the job and too few of me to finish it. I wandered to my editor’s desk. I wandered back. I bothered my colleague, who was closing a Profile. I wanted feedback on my efforts, which were crawling out of an indeterminate, personal place, but then, I think, I also wanted something simpler: company.”

“The personal has been wending its way into criticism for some time, usually to stress the discipline’s subjectivity: recalling the “web of lived relations” in which scholarship occurs is thought, reasonably, to yield greater understanding. (There are “selves behind these projects,” the authors insist, quoting Jack Halberstam.) But the disclosures in “The Ferrante Letters” aren’t disclaimers, meant to contextualize—they’re ankle flashes, meant to seduce. The intimate tone lends a beguiling humanity to the book, inducing a pleasure more often associated with novels: the pleasure of character.”
inspiration  writing  criticism 
8 weeks ago
How fresh is your feed? New from the @gobo_social
researchers: an exploration of Facebook’s "Top Stories" algorithm and how it impacts the amount of new vs "stale" content in individual users' feeds. http://howfreshisyourfeed.social
socialmedia  dh_pedagogy  exercises 
8 weeks ago
Course Overview | Intro to DH 2020
Scott B Weingart

We'll focus on one chart ["US is" vs "US are" Ngram], discovering the intellectual cultures that preceded it, the sociotechnical stack that lies underneath it, its implications and meaning, and the controversies that followed it.
syllabus  dh  dh_pedagogy 
8 weeks ago
El Tímpano will test text message distribution to reach immigrant communities | International Journalists' Network
As we talked to community organizers about what approaches they find most effective in reaching Latino immigrants, two strategies came up again and again: in-person engagement and mobile messaging.
8 weeks ago
Amazon.com: Live This Book (9781405919364): Tom Chatfield: Books
Do you want to spend more quality time with the people, ideas and passions that matter most in your life? In an age of weightless, disposable digital products, here's a book to help you live more fully: that invites you to explore your beliefs, ambitions, friendships, memories and flights of imagination. A mixture of inspiration and reflection, it's unlike anything else you've seen before: a beautifully crafted object blending text and design into something for you to make truly your own. Downloading a million digital books won't make you happy - but carrying this one with you might.
9 weeks ago
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