“Conflation of material and rhetorical dominance helps explain why #liberals and #conservatives so often talk past each. Liberals feel like conservatives dominate the world, because conservatives run the government half the time, and conservative-leaning groups […] have disproportionate influence over the economy. Conservatives feel like liberals dominate the world, because liberals run the media, schools, and human resources departments. In a sense, both groups are right.”
Simone Biles hits the unprecedented triple-double on floor exercise.
…plus great reader comments, and responses to those:
There are so many great quotable passages on this recent #SlateStarCodex post that I gave up trying to pick one.
If you care about #philanthropy, #EffectiveAltruism, #economics and #politics, I highly recommend it to you:
@tripu This was my connection to your original point (that synthetic tools can do "all that's real" plus all that's imaginable): I think they can't equal the results produced with real conditions, for the reasons discussed before. Better or worse, is a different matter, but I think they have non-overlapping possibilities.
The New Zealand and El Paso killers had the same ideology, which might be called right-wing green eugenicism, or simply eco-fascism. There's a history here. https://www.aier.org/article/founding-father-eco-fascism
…and I maintain that in #art, it is the result that counts, not the process.
Or am I supposed to enjoy more, learn more or draw more inspiration from, or pay more for a piece of art because its author was at the time battling depression, wrote it in a foreign language, painted it with their feet, suffered censorship, spent lots of money on it, or encouraged filming conditions that resulted in injuries or even casualties among the crew?
My brother kindly points me to #ThePortal E03, where #WernerHerzog seems to disagree with me on this:
“No, it doesn't. [CGI] doesn't create the same effect. And even the five-year-old, six-year-old viewers know it: ‘this was a digital effect’. And you will always know it.”
Well, he's just wrong. We can easily be fooled by #CGI today, and we will definitely be in the future. If the result is what matters in #art (as opposed to the process), good CGI is already transparent.
Someone asked my opinion of the #indieweb community last night at dinner. I said I am hot and cold on it. I both love that it exists and simultaneously find it very elitist and hypocritical. For example, I don't see any indie web thought leaders active in the fediverse even though it's exactly the kind of own-your-own-data open source alternative to commercial silos, because ... checks notes ... it's achieved some measure popularity?
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