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"I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own tastes."
(Marcel Duchamp)

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Currently working with a poem work-titled "Migraine, Forum Romanum, 34Β°C"

Nice to see interest in Open Hospitality Network right now!

Feel free to join our chat over at matrix.to/#/#ohn:matrix.org πŸ’¬

AJJ really makes me want to write a tune for just drums, Hammond organ, and cello

The main problems here are that I don't own any of those instruments, and I can't play cello

What I'm saying is that the discourse - in the Foucauldian sense - is infested with the same toxic individualism you find anywhere else these days. Let the author die in peace, for heaven's sake.

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I cannot find anything useful in the way we as a society speak of art as a means of expression. An artist "expressing themself" wouldn't be worth much. No, any artist worth the title expresses more than just themself, art is a living, breathing expression of the culture, of the state of the world around it.

STOP definitional equalities

– LOGIC WAS NEVER MEANT TO DO CALCULATIONS
– YEARS OF INTERACTIVE THEOREM PROVING yet NO USE FOUND for doing more than propositional equality
– Wanted to prove things automatically anyway for a laugh? We had a tool for that already, it was called AUTOMATED THEOREM PROVERS
β€” "`2 * a = a + a` is obviously true", "`a * 2 = a + a` is a difficult theorem" – Statements dreamed up by the utterly Deranged

β€œThe philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper.

He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king.

Said Aristippus, 'If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils.'

Said Diogenes, 'Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king’"

- Anthony de Mello

(Pinched from someone on birdsite)

Signalise is a platform co-op that enables users to request and book interpreting services. Its democratically owned by deaf people, health staff and interpreters. This year they raised Β£330,000 pounds of investment in a crowdfunding campaign, exceeding their target by 10%.

It has now won the bid to become the main service provider for sign language interpreter services for the National Health Service in Liverpool, the fifth largest city in the country.

medium.com/signalisecoop/signa

While Deliveroo pays its couriers sometimes as little as Β£2 hour, Wings Coop provides an alternative democratically owned by the couriers.

Could it foster the wider coop economy by expanding ownership to restaurants and partnering with other coops?

A new article on Mutual Interest, a no-paywall media coop owned by our readers & writers.

mutualinterest.coop/2021/08/wi

Become a Mutual Interest member and vote for your favourite articles in our participatory budgeting here:

opencollective.com/mutual-inte

I'm gonna make more this week so I'm already giving away jars to friends & family.

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@brisling ours has been uncovering all sorts of garbage that was buried just beneath the surface of our tenement’s weed-infested garden 😝 she’s quite the archaeologist!

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.