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Love Is Not Algorithmic - The Atlantic
"The data from online-dating platforms will never answer the toughest and most important questions. It cannot tell us why some people never recover from heartbreak, why we mimic some people and give short shrift to others, why some people fall in love too quickly, or why people who should care walk out on us. Part of us will never be “totally effable.” To feel safely assessed and under the control of numbers, you might read Dataclysm. As for me, I will read Badiou."
dating  love  relationships  algorithms  Badiou  OKCupid 
october 2014 by petej
In the Name of Love | Jacobin
"Work becomes divided into two opposing classes: that which is lovable (creative, intellectual, socially prestigious) and that which is not (repetitive, unintellectual, undistinguished). Those in the lovable work camp are vastly more privileged in terms of wealth, social status, education, society’s racial biases, and political clout, while comprising a small minority of the workforce.

For those forced into unlovable work, it’s a different story. Under the DWYL credo, labor that is done out of motives or needs other than love (which is, in fact, most labor) is not only demeaned but erased. As in Jobs’ Stanford speech, unlovable but socially necessary work is banished from the spectrum of consciousness altogether."

"In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. It shunts aside the labor of others and disguises our own labor to ourselves. It hides the fact that if we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time.

And if we did that, more of us could get around to doing what it is we really love."
art  work  labour  love  DWYL  education  higherEducation  universities  academia  unpaidLabour  unpaidWork  unwagedLabour  Apple  JobsSteve  ideology  culture  privilege  elitism  precarity  creativity  class  overwork  postFordism  entrepreneurialism  individualism  choice  exploitation  lateCapitalism  dctagged  dc:creator=TokumitsuMiya 
april 2014 by petej

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