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4 days ago

McKenzie Wark reviews Void Bitches by Porpentine Heartscape:
"If trans writers have an affinity for the disaster of the world, maybe it’s because our bodies are a disaster already. Now that the whole planet has some kind of dysphoria, maybe it’s our time to shine.

It’s a ludicrous idea, I know, but one reads in these times with a measure of delirium."

"Assembling these three attributes together — transness, class, trauma — marks a situation where void bitch characters do their best to live as disaster kittens in a crashing world. This world is a Philip K. Dick novel with the cladding of Japanese anime."

Void Bitches

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6 days ago

Mbembe-Debatte: Postkolonialer Pappkamerad

lowerclassmag.com

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9 days ago

Maybe it’s time to retire the idea of “going viral”

technologyreview.com

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10 days ago

The Specters of Comparison

goethe.de

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Das Gespenst des Vergleichs

goethe.de

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35 days ago

"Contact tracing is made of people and there isn't an app for world-historical level of care work it requires," as Dan Greene said on Twitter.

"Successful contact tracing involves patiently helping people recall with whom they have interacted in the preceding weeks and assessing the risk associated with each of these interactions.
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Most problematic, however, is assuming that locating people is all that contact tracing requires. To succeed, contact tracing programs require that people trust the entity to whom they are reporting. Trust is built on empathy, patience and the ability to help someone who has just been exposed to a life-threatening disease. Human contact tracers need to guide a rattled parent to think through who their child might have played with at a neighborhood potluck a two weeks ago or an undocumented immigrant find support and care should they fall ill. They also need to understand and help people marshal the resources they will need to sustain a 14-day quarantine after they have been exposed. Thus, contact tracing hinges on deeply human exchanges. There is no app for that.

Digital technologies do have a role to play. They will be crucial to successful contact tracing programs. But they must be intentionally built to assist, rather than replace the people in the health care loop vital to success."

How human-centered tech can beat COVID-19 through contact tracing

thehill.com

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36 days ago

Designing and Consuming Post-Pandemic Futures

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38 days ago

"If neoliberalism is a proactive ideology, solutionism is a reactive one: it disarms, disables and discards any political alternatives. Neoliberalism shrinks public budgets; solutionism shrinks public imagination. The solutionist mandate is to convince the public that the only legitimate use of digital technologies is to disrupt and revolutionise everything but the central institution of modern life – the market."

"We are all solutionists now. When our lives are at stake, abstract promises of political emancipation are less reassuring than the promise of an app that tells you when it’s safe to leave your house. The real question is whether we will still be solutionists tomorrow.

Solutionism and neoliberalism are so resilient not because their underlying ideas are so good but because those ideas have profoundly reshaped institutions, including governments. The worst is still to come: the pandemic will supercharge the solutionist state, as 9/11 did for the surveillance state, creating an excuse to fill the political vacuum with anti-democratic practices, this time in the name of innovation rather than just security."

"A “post-solutionist” politics should begin by smashing the artificial binary between the agile start-up and the inefficient government that limits our political horizons today. Our question should not be which ideology – social democracy or neoliberalism – can harness and tame the forces of competition better, but rather: what institutions do we need to harness the new forms of social coordination and innovation afforded by digital technologies?"

"They run it with just one goal in mind: keep the micro-targeting going, and micro-payments flowing. As a result, little thought has gone into building digital technologies that would produce macro-level anonymous insights about collective behaviour of non-consumers. The digital platforms of today are the sites of individualised consumption, not of mutual assistance and solidarity."

The tech ‘solutions’ for coronavirus take the surveillance state to the next level

theguardian.com

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38 days ago

Corona-Studie: der Plan hinter dem „Heinsberg-Protokoll“

capital.de

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39 days ago

"Exercising power is not just about effectively achieving particular outcomes or doing what “works”; it’s also deciding the parameters for how those ideas will be defined. It’s about preserving certain interests over others and reasserting the value of certain people over others."

"Exercising power is not just about effectively achieving particular outcomes or doing what “works”; it’s also deciding the parameters for how those ideas will be defined. It’s about preserving certain interests over others and reasserting the value of certain people over others. We need only look at how medical resources are currently being distributed and the demographics of vulnerability to the virus to see how that plays out. These problems extend beyond the violation of civil liberties, beyond intrusive data collection considered as an abstract harm, beyond the much-lamented tradeoffs between public health and personal privacy. Rather, they reflect structural biases in how governance is conducted and how society is organized — and for whose benefit.

Casting “critical” perspectives on the pandemic in privacy-vs.-public-health terms perpetuates a false dichotomy that was repeatedly debunked post-9/11, when it was “national security” doing the heavy lifting."

"We need more transparency, more accountability, and, most important, more humanity in how the response is planned and implemented."

The Authoritarian Trade-Off — Real Life

reallifemag.com

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39 days ago

How Reddit’s r/Coronavirus has become the place to go for information on COVID-19

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39 days ago

Sind Contact Tracing Apps zur Bekämpfung von COVID-19 nötig?

tante.cc

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39 days ago

Normalitätsversprechen via Blockchain

netzpolitik.org

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39 days ago

There are good points in Bratton's 18 Lessons From Quarantine Urbanism but the blind spot is political, social and care work/aspects.Without patience for that it runs danger of either getting stuck in theory or evoking a longing for a top-down technocracy.

18 Lessons of Quarantine Urbanism

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41 days ago

Totally forgot to post this: Kevin Rogan plays at Miéville in this essay about how Corona lockdowns don't cause but make an urban class disparity that has always existed more visible. "Kimmelman has confused cities — which are carefully maintained spatial systems of exploitation just as much as places to live — for an abstract community of which everyone is an equal member. The “social community” has not collapsed, because it didn’t exist in the first place."

The City and The City and Coronavirus

failedarchitecture.com

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45 days ago

Die Fiktion der Kontrolle. Acht Punkte gegen die Vorstellung, man könne einen „Schutz der Risikogruppen“ bei „kontrollierter Durchinfektion“ erreichen – Asketismus und Bummelei

blog.florisbiskamp.com

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46 days ago

A beautiful Corona read by Teju Cole.
"They would say they were unbothered by the relative lack of physical contact between themselves and others but then would, at the mere sight of a curtain resting on a window sill, burst into tears."
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"When she discovered that all the citizens of Reggiana were refugees, recent arrivals from elsewhere, she knew she had come to the right place. The city had been rapidly constructed, everyone coming in at almost the same time; the founding myth said that between the city’s establishment and its peak population, hardly a full season had passed. This collective newness meant that learning the culture of Reggiana was itself central to the culture of Reggiana."

"No one gathered in the churches or synagogues, no one assembled in the temples or mosques, the schools were empty, the shops remained shuttered, the people stayed home. But the inhabitants of Reggiana were deeply interconnected, and all their civic and social life was conducted within domestic walls. In each house in the city was a means of communication. Families from all over the city reached each other from these humble enclosures; businesses large and small were operated from kitchen tables and bedrooms; lovers, ex-lovers, and future lovers engaged in all the stratagems by which desire could be cultivated in the absence of the beloved’s body.

There are particular forms of knowledge possessed by those who have had to rebuild their reality."

City of Pain

level.medium.com

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46 days ago

Modernity Without its Clothes: the pandemic crisis shines a light on futilities of control

steps-centre.org

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"We raise this issue out of concern for the way "contact tracing apps" are being proposed without taking into account the complexity of the social. The current discussions present only two options for living: one of surveillance and the other of confinement. We demand the possibility to imagine something else for future cohabiting."

The long tail of contact tracing #118

github.com

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47 days ago

Connective Tissues — Real Life

reallifemag.com

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47 days ago

Ten Premises For A Pandemic

ianalanpaul.com

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58 days ago

Portugal to treat migrants as residents during coronavirus crisis

reuters.com

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60 days ago

Guter Überblick!
"Mr. Prosser sagte: “Sie hatten ja durchaus das Recht, zu geeigneter Zeit Vorschläge und Proteste zu äußern.”
“Zu geeigneter Zeit?” schimpfte Arthur. “Zu geeigneter Zeit? Zum ersten Mal habe ich was davon gehört, als gestern ein Arbeiter bei mir aufkreuzte. Ich fragte ihn, ob er zum Fensterputzen gekommen wäre, und er sagte, nein, er sei gekommen, um das Haus abzureißen. Natürlich hat er mir das nicht gleich gesagt. Nein, erst hat er ein paar Fenster geputzt und auch noch fünf Pfund dafür verlangt. Dann erst hat er mir’s gesagt.”
“Aber Mr. Dent, die Pläne lagen die letzten neun Monate im Planungsbüro aus.”
“O ja. Als ich davon hörte, bin ich gestern Nachmittag gleich rüber gegangen, um sie mir anzusehen. Man hatte sich nicht gerade viel Mühe gemacht, die Aufmerksamkeit darauf zu lenken. Ich meine, dass man’s jemandem gesagt hätte oder so.”
“Aber die Pläne lagen aus…”
“Lagen aus? Ich musste schließlich zuerst in den Keller runter…”
“Da werden sie immer ausgehängt.”
“Mit einer Taschenlampe.”
“Tja, das Licht war wohl kaputt.”
“Die Treppe auch.”
“Aber die Bekanntmachung haben Sie doch gefunden, oder?”
“Jaja”, sagte Arthur, “ja, das habe ich. Ganz zuunterst, in einem verschlossenen Aktenschrank, in einem unbenutzten Klo, an dessen Tür stand: Vorsicht, bissiger Leopard!”"

Wie Rechtsextreme in der Coronakrise zündeln

tagesspiegel.de

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61 days ago

Criminalisation is not an evidence-based response to public health issues. In fact, the use of the criminal law most often undermines public health by creating barriers to prevention, testing, care, and treatment – for example, people may not disclose their status or access treatment for fear of being criminalised. It can also lead to ill-informed ‘trial’ by social and news media, and to a myriad of human rights violations, from arbitrary arrests and detentions to unfair trials (or no trials at all under new emergency measures) and harsh prison sentences. This can also lead to the spread of infections and communicable diseases in prisons and is of particular relevance in the context of COVID-19, which reveals, once again, the need to address overcrowding and other poor healthcare and sanitation conditions that are all too common in prisons and other closed settings.

HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE STEERING COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON COVID-19 CRIMINALISATION

hivjustice.net

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61 days ago

"Warum kann man die Misere in den USA nicht kritisieren, ohne zugleich einen Kniefall vor der gigantomanischen Polizeioperation in China zu machen? Mit dem Lob für »Chinas Erfolg« wird alles in eins geworfen: das Land, die KPCh, Polizei, Bevölkerung und Klasse. Wie kann gerade Mike Davis so etwas schreiben? Niemand muss zwischen »dem Westen« und »China« wählen, auch und erst recht nicht, wenn es um das Coronavirus geht!"

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61 days ago

The Corona crisis: A letter from a comrade in China – Did China buy time for the west?

angryworkersworld.wordpress.com

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67 days ago

Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life

nationalgeographic.com

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69 days ago

Against Agamben: Is a Democratic Biopolitics Possible?

criticallegalthinking.com

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69 days ago

A rebuttal to "A fiasco in the making?"

hildabastian.net

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76 days ago

English version here:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/28/coronavirus-outbreak-migrants-blamed-italy-matteo-salvini-marine-le-pen

Wer ist die Bedrohung für wen?

freitag.de

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76 days ago

"And this fear, which I love, is right now particularly justified, because we have a pernicious virus that travels inside the healthy to sicken and kill the already fragile, and therefore requires that the healthy and strong deepen their moral commitments for the benefit of the sick and weak. We must learn to do good for the good of the stranger now. We now have to live as daily evidence that we believe there is value in the lives of the cancer patient, the elderly person, the disabled one, the ones in unthinkable living conditions, crowded and at risk. "

this virus

mirabilary.substack.com

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76 days ago

A helpful FAQ on Covid 19

emptywheel.net

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76 days ago

Snapchat AR tech as military recruitment tool and the presence of militarism in everyday life.
"As well as an insidious recruitment technique, the digital overlay of a naval porthole onto my bed sheets, or a militarized facial mask on my skin, is a minor re-orientation towards this contextual and pervasive reality of everyday militarisms. Militarisms are here, all around us, in our workplaces and bedrooms, in the technology in our palms, in the atmospheres we inhale, and in places thought to be as private as our skin and guts."

Selfies and Submarines: The Social Media of Military Recruitment

societyandspace.org

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79 days ago

Ist Covid-19 wirklich gefährlicher als die Grippe?

scilogs.spektrum.de

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Brilliant long read!
It uses socio-political theory, history and "hard" science to explain Corona as political-economic plague. What Mark Fisher did for the connection between capitalism and mental health, this essay does for capitalism and pandemics.

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chuangcn.org

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89 days ago

You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

theatlantic.com

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93 days ago

Misogynie: »Der Antifeminismus soll die eigene weiße Rasse erhalten«

spektrum.de

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JP Morgan economists warn climate crisis is threat to human race

theguardian.com

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Jäger der verlorenen Bots

texperimentales.hypotheses.org

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What Artificial Intelligence Is Not

blog.lareviewofbooks.org

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"Zwischen all diesen Taten gibt es Angriffe ohne Hashtags, unter anderem auf offener Straße auf kopftuchtragende Frauen. Teilweise sind die Frauen schwanger oder haben Kinder bei sich, die den Angriff auf ihre Mütter miterleben müssen. Meine Mutter trägt auch Kopftuch.

Wenn ich auf der Straße mit ihr unterwegs bin, dann spüre ich die wertenden, sortierenden Blicke. Ich bin dann das Integrationswunder.
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Ich schreibe aus meinem mit Angst gefüllten Bauch heraus auf Twitter, dass ich meinen jüngeren Bruder warne, er möge nicht in die Moschee gehe und auch nicht mehr in die Shisha-Bar besuchen. In Clubs wird er aber häufig nicht reingelassen. Hält er sich auf der Straße auf, wird er als Gefahr betrachtet. Cruisen soll er auch nicht wegen der Umweltbelastung. Ich frage: Wo soll er hingehen? Wo soll meine kopftuchtragende Mutter leben?

Wo ist es sicher für meine Familie? Darüber mache ich mir seit längerem Gedanken, führe nächtliche Monologe mit mir selbst und tägliche Dialoge mit Menschen, die auch Angst in Deutschland haben oder Verbündete der rassismuserfahrenen Menschen sein möchten.
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Ich wünschte, man hätte Sensibilität gegenüber Rassismus nicht als „dünnhäutig“ oder „nicht-neutral“ abgewertet. Ich wünschte, man hätte aus all den Fehlern gelernt, statt sie zu wiederholen. So dass ich keine Texte über meine Ängste und die realen Gefahren aufgrund von Diskriminierung schreiben muss, so dass ich mir nicht nächtelang Gedanken mache, ob ich mir einen Urlaub gönne oder das Geld für eine eventuelle Flucht spare."

Nadire Y. Biskin: „Die Angst begleitet mich täglich“

berliner-zeitung.de

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Rassismus: Bedingungsloses Zuhören

zeit.de

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95 days ago

Hanau, Thüringen, Halle und die Verantwortung der CDU

krautreporter.de

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95 days ago

Ein hervorragendes Debunking / Einordnung des Social Bots Mythos als Verschwörungstheorie / Folklore, angetrieben von einer Überschätzung dessen, wozu Künstliche Intelligenz fähig ist. Ich würde diese Ergebnisse gerne noch kombiniert mit einer soziologischen Einschätzung sehen, inwiefern der Social Bots Mythos dazu dient, andere und komplexere Diskussuionen zu führen, und auch als Red Herring um Verantwortung auf einen abstrakten Verführer abzuschieben. Wie z.B. bei Red Scare Brainwashingtheorien zu McCarthy-Zeiten.

in.th-nuernberg.de

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Google AI will no longer use gender labels like 'woman' or 'man' on images of people to avoid bias

businessinsider.com

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If Heterosexualism Existed, We Wouldn’t Have To Make It Up

versobooks.com

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107 days ago

Ministerpräsidentenwahl in Thüringen: Ein weiterer Schritt zur politischen Unkultur

zeit.de

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107 days ago

Liberal – war einmal

wiwo.de

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Andreas Kemper über die Wahl in Thüringen "Wir dürfen den Extremismus des Neoliberalismus nicht ausblenden“

br.de

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Das Ende des Hufeisens

verfassungsblog.de

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