"...once you give children something that really interests them...they are likely to take off with it on their own. Once they are really into an idea, it is unnecessary to suggest the next thing to do..."

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I just found this amazing book in a free pile, Theater In My Head: How children learn through dramatic play. The story of an extraordinary theater workshop by Dan Cheifetz (1971, Little Brown).

The Raising Free People Network for liberatory unschooling and deschooling black folk (and folks of other colors!) is hiring a part-time Operations Assistant.


Life in the Stacks: A Love Letter to Browsing | The Walrus

Algorithms are integral to how we find and consume art. But old-fashioned browsing still has its benefits


"...I try to slow down, which, really, was the benefit of old-school browsing in the first place. Browsing couldn’t be done with the flick of a thumb. It plunged you into your entire body and set the body afoot, sometimes for hours, with no smartphone to check—and no easy way for others to check in."

From yesterday (!), Mitchell Verter on the philosophical idea that life springs from death rather than a mother. It runs through Hobbes and Nietzsche and many others.

 "consider men as if but even now sprung out of the earth, and suddenly, like mushrooms, come to full maturity, without all kind of engagement to each other." - Thomas Hobbes

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Colóquio Internacional “Piotr Kropotkin – Ativismo e Pesquisa” - 20/07 - Mesa 2

Mesa 2, 11-30 – 13.30
Moderador: Peterson Silva
Mitchell Verter - Mutual Aid as Maternal Solidarity
Andrej Grubacic- Mutual Aid, Exilic Spaces
Vadim Dertier


Post-neoliberalism: A new dawn, a new day, a new life

Just as the 1970s marked the transition from corporatism to neoliberalism, so the 2010s will be seen in retrospect as marking the transition out of neoliberalism to something yet-to-be-named


Nancy Jo Sales's new book 'Nothing Personal' about dating apps has mostly been confessional gonzo journalism-lite coupled with standard Dem-fem outrage, but this bit about dating apps stemming from longstanding fantasies from Pygmalion up through late 70s/early 80s sci-fi with lady sexbots is pretty great.

How to Live Without Google: Alternatives That Protect Your Privacy

Google tracking is more pervasive than most people realize. We show you some alternatives to Google services to limit your exposure.


Ivan Illich - Deschooling Society 

Ivan Illich's internet described

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Ivan Illich - Deschooling Society 

The poor in the United States are in a unique position to speak about the predicament which threatens all the poor in a modernizing world. They are making the discovery that no amount of dollars can remove the inherent destructiveness of welfare institutions, once the professional hierarchies of these institutions have convinced society that their ministrations as morally necessary....

An incarcerated artist memorializes the "forgotten" people killed by COVID in prison

“I refuse to allow these people to be remembered in their moments of misery.”


Someone tried to sell me on Kaba and Gilmore's Non-Reformist Reforms.

Y'all tried it.

Wow J Kehaulauni Kauanui got this whole chunk of space in NYT and she used it to talk about Andy Smith? Yeah, weak sauce. You played yourself, chickie. Fucking academics...

The Native Scholar Who Wasn’t

More than a decade ago, a prominent academic was exposed for having faked her Cherokee ancestry. Why has her career continued to thrive?


Autonomy is hiring for two roles:

- Data Visualization Specialist
- Quantitative Economist

Autonomy is a UK-based think tank exploring how waged work is organised, our fundamental beliefs about work, and determining/enabling solutions to the problems we face.

If you have any questions about the roles email info@autonomy.work

They welcome international applications as both these roles are remote-friendly.

Hollywood Lobbyists Intervene Against Proposal to Share Vaccine Technology

Industries that rely on copyright enforcement want to limit the scope of the World Trade Organization waiver.


“As COVID has undermined the livelihoods of creators around the [globe emoji], you want to further expand their precarity—in the name of justice?” Turkewitz wrote

Across Africa, an average of 397,000 doses is being administered per day. At that rate, it would take 11 years for 60% of the continent's population to be fully vaccinated (1% have one dose).

The Hologram: An open-source, peer-to-peer, viral social technology for dehabituating humans from capitalism The following is a short course to prepare us to become holograms, which is to say to develop and practice The Hologram as a method of organized social care and collective liberation. In a world where caring is criminalized...we need pirate practices that do not comply with the for-profit, nationalist, carceral healthcare systems...


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