the rhetorical style TED helped popularize was “middlebrow megachurch infotainment,” and had begun to directly influence the type of intellectual work that could be undertaken. If the research wasn’t entertaining or moving, it was seen as somehow less valuable. TED’s influence on intellectual culture was “taking something with value and substance and coring it out so that it can be swallowed without chewing,” Bratton said. “This is not the solution to our most frightening problems — rather, this is one of our most frightening problems.”
Saying ‘le dollar bean’ instead of ‘lesbian’ so you don’t get demonetized
This reminds me of the gay hanky codes, except in this case rather than just trying to pass under the radar for your physical safety, you’re doing it to avoid losing ad revenue online: Of ‘Algospeak’ and the Crudeness of Automated Moderation
Nothing quite like walking through an art supply store. Real actual things to make real actual drawings. ❤️
We’re entering the sixth wave here in BC (although no one wants to admit it this early). This shit is never gonna end.
An old brush pen running low on ink can still create an interesting effect on rough paper.