“Context collapse “ refers to the infinite audience possible online as opposed to the limited groups a person normally interacts with face to face.” It’s an academic term, coined by danah boyd [sic]. Jenny L Davis and Nathan Jurgenson introduce the idea of power to context collapse, calling it context collision. Context collision is when a party uses their greater power — more users, more time to stoke flames of trolling, their role in media — to force audiences to collapse.” -@tressiemcphd
This is an interesting write-up about solarpunk subculture.
From the perspective of the early 21st century, things look pretty grim. A deadly cocktail of crises engulf the people of planet Earth and all other forms of biotic life which share it: a geopolitical crisis, an economic crisis, and a worsening ecological crisis due to global warming, which stems from a political-economic system that requires fossil fuels to power its technostructure.
Culture, having as it does a symbiotic relationship with material conditions, reflects a lot of these crises in fiction and the arts. The 2000s and 2010s were replete with apocalyptic imagery of a future ravaged by war, totalitarianism, runaway weapons technology, killer viruses, zombies, and environmental collapse. Not that such narratives are unneeded. At best, they can serve as a wake-up call for those caught up in the myth that we had reached the “end of history” with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumph of…
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‘In labs worldwide, scientists are collaborating, designing, prototyping and producing over 10 million parts. However how long will it take to finish ITER – one of the world’s “most ambitious energy projects”? CNBC investigates.’
Geoengineering vs. Greenhouse gasses- Who would win?
This week is apparently a week where the UN has met to discuss the state of the oceans. Since it is one of our most pressing issues, I figured I’d learn more and haphazardly blog them as part of my initiative to kaizenize my blog. But given the huge interest in climate change- I have been wondering where the news covfefe about this has been? *snort* It’s sad that the US is not a member of the Paris agreement, but the people still can be.
Climate engineering would cool down the planet — but it may not save West Antarctica is a critical view of geoengineering which as a nerd I of course would want to propose. I learned that the West Antarctica ice sheet is melting not only from above but from below because of how CO2 is affecting the currents. I thought about it and considered that here is a
reminder that when we think about climate, we should be picturing a circulatory system….
But we should also think
Really grateful to my bestie’s husband for alerting me to the awesome work of suspicious0bservers… probably 3ish years ago? That’s how I know these maps even exists. There are always a copious amount of links under their videos. A true ‘web site’ there is a node devoted to the climate – Earth changes. If you’re in the spirit to learn more about the situation we’re in and like to watch videos.