In the fourth part of this episode: "Geeks, MOPs, and sociopaths in subculture evolution"

How muggles and sociopaths invade and undermine creative subcultures; and how to stop them.

meaningness.com/geeks-mops-soc

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In the third part of this episode: "Subsocieties: urban tribes"

Subsocieties, close-knit social groups organized around subsocieties: a possible model for positive future social oganization.

meaningness.com/subsocieties

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In the second part of this episode: "Subcultures: meanings at play"

With no responsibility to justify universal norms, or for solving social problems, subcultures were freed to play with meanings.

meaningness.com/subcultural-cu

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In the first part of this episode:
"Subcultures: the diversity of meaning"

The subcultural era (1975-2000) recognized the diversity of meanings, and provided a new type of supportive, voluntary social group.

meaningness.com/subcultures

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On this episode of the Fluidity : "Completing The Countercultures"

At root, the culture war is not about abortion, gay marriage, or marijuana. It is about shared misunderstandings of the nature of meaning.

meaningness.com/completing-cou

Today was super shitty, but in the middle of it I played this lovely, creepy little point-and-click game called "If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers". Small indie-team effort that really shines in soundscaping and story-knots; it sucked me right in and everything else faded.

Art MATTERS. It's always worth doing, yes bc Vonnegut's Rule, but also because sometimes someone's having too crappy a time even to make their own, and yours might be the thing that grants them priceless slack. <3

Another link mentioned in this episode is "The Toxoplasma of Rage", also by Scott Alexander.

slatestarcodex.com/2014/12/17/

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One of the links mentioned in this episode is "Five Case Studies In Politicization", by Scott Alexander.

slatestarcodex.com/2014/10/16/

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On this episode of the Fluidity : "Wreckage - The Culture War"

The culture war, political polarization, Baby Boomer bafflement: the unending zombie slugfest pairing the two countercultures of the 1960s-80s.

fluidity.libsyn.com/wreckage-t

“Algospeak” is a new English dialect that emerged from the desperate attempts of social media users to “please the algorithm”: that is, to avoid words and phrases that cause social media platforms’ algorithms to suppress or block their communication.

#Algospeak is practiced by all types of social media users, from individuals addressing their friends to science communicators and activists hoping to reach a broader public. But the most ardent practitioners of algospeak are social media creators, who rely—directly or indirectly—on social media to earn a living.

the article ⬆️ posted by @pluralistic also links to this explainer: washingtonpost.com/technology/

I have been mulling over "We Need To Sing About Mental Health" for more than a year now.

Excerpt:
"It’s likely that a few people endorse stigma, many don’t, and most people are in-between, not actively anti-stigma but not consciously discriminatory.

Isn’t that true about…everything? If there is such an outgroup, where is the in-group? Where is DepressionCon? Where are the Social Anxiety Pride parades?

Answer: that’s why we invented the internet."

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In the second part of this episode: "Why Both Countercultures Failed" - Failure to find new foundations for meaning, to recognize diversity, to provide community, and to transcend opposition: all doomed counterculturalism.

meaningness.com/counterculture

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This episode mentions an atomized masterpiece by DJ Lobsterdust, "Queen Vs Satan, featuring pastor Gary G., in: It's Fun To Smoke Dust".

youtu.be/pdXek5d2ocw

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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