A new episode of the Fluidity #audiobook #podcast: "The Big Three Stance Combinations" Dualism, nihilism, and monism are the three main approaches to fundamental questions of meaning. This book proposes a better, fourth alternative. This begins the third section of Meaningness, "Doing Meaning Better". href= "https://meaningness.com/big-three-stance-combinations">https://meaningness.com/big-three-stance-combinations ... https://fluidity.libsyn.com/the-big-three-stance-combinations
The World Science Fiction Convention has new dates and a new hotel, in Washington DC in December! I might have pandemic isolation on the brain, but I've decided I'm finally going to go to WorldCon for the first time. I got my hotel room, my convention membership, and signed up for volunteering. I feel so excited and energized!
March 1891: Bovril and the first ever Sci-Fi convention, at the Royal Albert Hall
A thread about employer 'personality profiling', 'microexpressions' etc, as a way the workforce is culled of potentially disgruntled workers in the hiring process, and the phrenology-industrial complex, from @pluralistic
"This means getting people back into the office may be a matter of self-preservation for career managers, whether they realize it consciously or not."
"Hot take: There's a whole way of communicating and handling team organization that grew up around 20th century business management culture, and it just doesn't work well with remote teams. Methods that do work well with remote teams, though, don't work well with traditional deeply hierarchical management structures. At best, they tend to make all those management layers somewhat superfluous."
The point I'm trying to make here is that we shouldn't mistake the ability to revisit your past experiences and thoughts for algorithmic cruelty - the answer to this cruelty isn't to destroy our digital time-machines; it's to seize the means of computation.
Relationships one may have with "stances" (basic attitudes toward meaningness) include adopting, committing, accomplishing, wavering, and appropriating.
This ends the second section of Meaningness, an introduction to stances.
opinion-having about social media leftism
unless the algorithm wills it, you will NEVER hear about people in town doing good work. a lot of the people doing good work are also keeping their heads down, which is absolutely the smart choice.
i think it's worth making a distinction between the leftists we know irl and 'the left' online, especially the ones in memespace. i hate my life a lot less now that i have put internet machismo where it belongs, and prioritized boring but essential work irl
The Pixel Art Board And Card Games Videocast interviewed me! We covered "Overworld", Penguicon science fiction and open source convention, i3Detroit hacker space, my "To Arms" fan site, and much more.
I'm thrilled by what Arne did with this interview. He included a lot of images and video clips from his own research into these topics.
The key aspects of a stance toward meaning, and how to use them effectively.
I'm probably slow, but I just realized last week that the key reason @pluralistic 's "podcast" is him solo reading his books chapter-by-chapter is that it routes straight around the Amazon–Audible DRM monopoly on audiobooks.
See https://mamot.fr/@pluralistic/105893795293847503 for a thread on the Audible price-fixing/gouging details. Then grab some audio from Internet Archive, of course. http://feeds.feedburner.com/doctorow_podcast
A practice of replacing confused, dysfunctional patterns of thinking and feeling about meaning with accurate ones.
Properly understanding meaning eliminates needless suffering. An application: ethics.
@mwlucas yes, but you have to squint a lot more, and there’s post-work you can do to help.
Resin printing is pretty dang close, and resin printing can also make high temperature resin which can be used for injection molding, and tbe injection molded parts do not look 3D printed.
Confusions about meaning can be resolved using a method for looking at ways nebulosity affects the subject matter.
"Not A General Dialectic"
The method for resolving confusion about meaning through accepting nebulosity is not a general dialectic, or logic for resolving all false oppositions.
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org