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Hello world, my name's Sarah – I'm constantly curious and easily distracted. The intersection between , and fascinate me because they're bidirectional forces that affect and are affected by society. My current personal projects involve media analysis and online bookmarking.

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Some of my other interests include , , , , , learning , and exploring the human .

Toot at me if you'd like to collaborate, correspond, or just to say hi :)

I know many people view this as a given, but I think it’s worth exploring the intricacies and implications of inattention and selective attention in the face of a rapidly changing landscape:

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Went to the Technology Museum in Berlin today. Got to see one of the first usages of punched cards for data storage: A loom! I think very few people grasp how important this machine is to modern computing!

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@suetanvil @natecull makes a lot of sense and mirrors the collective narratives thesis of yuval harari. It's very hard to have millions of people align their mental states but news of major events help "focus minds".

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@universal_traveler Yes! Corporate erasure is only the most recent problem. Good archival/backup procedures are a facet of good stewardship of the arts. If we create, but do not properly archive, then the work is unfinished.

Hey Mastodon, what's your go-to song when you want to get pumped?


Oye, Mastodon, que canción escuchan para emocionarse?


• Cookies? Baked 🍪
• Blog post? Written ✍🏽
• Research? Stage 1 done 😎

Dare I say it? I'm feeling optimistic for tomorrow despite having a root canal first thing in the morning. Cookie exchange & digital bookmarking blog series, here I come!

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mfw websites have infinite scroll + important company info that's only linked in the footer e_e

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The State of UX in 2019 by Fabricio Teixeira & Caio Braga of UX Collective:

I've uncovered a new level of hellishness: Feeling an itch on the side of my face that's been numbed for a root canal re-treatment 😱

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An interesting read, the demo in the 60s that went on to define how we still use computers today.

50 years ago, Douglas Engelbart's ‘Mother of All Demos’ changed personal technology forever

"This means that models can have both omissions & distortions, as long as the resulting models are tractable and allow us to make useful decisions. This also means that the model as a tool is paired with the problem that it aims to solve... if we have many problems then we might need many different models... these models might not be mutually consistent in their ontological commitments, and none of those commitments might represent reality."

– Models as Maps and Maps as Interfaces:

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Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.

Good luck with that.


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“When Marshall McLuhan picked up a new book he turned to page 69, and if the page didn’t impress him, he wouldn’t read the book.”

From Douglas Coupland’s biography of McLuhan. More at:

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"Archivists keep records that have enduring value as reliable memories of the past, and they help people find and understand the information they need in those records."

-- Richard Pearce-Moses

I would never flatter myself as such but this is why I started blogging in 2002 and continue today.

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The main contradiction of liberal democracy is that it has largely been shaped through a history of various forms of illegal civil disobedience against entrenched power structures. Such civil disobedience is retrospectively seen as justified, and the people committing it are retrospectively seen as heroes. However, each successive generation is asked to believe that any further civil disobedience would be unreasonable.

I've concluded that my personality type is probably Perpetual Existential Crisis' :brain4:

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As someone with limited design skills, I found this brief overview of color palette selection to be inspiring.

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!

We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface as a moderator.

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