take me down to parallax city where the back moves slow and the front moves quickly
“There was a time when academia was society’s refuge for the eccentric, brilliant, and impractical. No longer. It is now the domain of professional self-marketers. As for the eccentric, brilliant, and impractical: it would seem society now has no place for them at all.”
― David Graeber
[from The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy, 2015]
"The value in marvelous pursuits lies in their self-creation which evades both use-value and exchange value... it is very difficult for capitalism to recuperate them precisely because they are so useless."
I don't consider myself an anarchist, but I enjoyed this.
"Their Bionic Eyes Are Now Obsolete and Unsupported." A cautionary tale.
More than 350 blind ppl around the world have Second Sight’s implants in their eyes, after the company files for bankruptcy they find themselves in a world in which the technology that transformed their lives is just another obsolete gadget. One technical hiccup and they lose their artificial vision, possibly forever. The gadget also interferes with MRI scans and is expensive/difficult to remove.
Look it's a painting and I'm in this video for 2.3 seconds
So now I'm getting cancelled for letting my son have a little fun in the garage chip fab? The hydroflouric acid is kept in locked cabinets and even then there's calcium gluconate gel handy (HE'S BEEN TRAINED ON HOW TO USE IT)
Fuck this website.
✨️ I made a thing! 🎉️
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empty.cafe admin, physics phd, don't eat animals, stay distracted by the lights
Darkdrop Coffee: Musky! Explosive! Almost certainly not actually brewed from bat guano! That's just Mr Wines' little joke.