@neauoire @eris i'm sort of bewildered and frustrated by this but don't really want to engage
micah is usually pretty reasonable. ultimately she's making a point that she's made a lot and that i agree with: techno-optimism and play with computing ends up feeding into the exploitation of those people by capital, because those resources are treated as derealized things, without consequence. hypernormalized.
but she's making the point in an unusually confrontational and opaque way.
@neauoire @eris i disagree with that premise as well... i just think it's important to qualify that curiosity with an understanding of the power of computational tools and some social/class consciousness such that one doesn't end up using that marvelous capacity to drive us further into hell (thus also generally missing the extent of the expressive utility of computing)
but yeah. basic communication, prioritizing good-faith interaction & kindness takes precedence.
@neauoire @eris micah hates excitement at this point. hates wonder. is very bitter. i don't really know what to say to that, because i understand her perspective and am only less embittered because i'm (delusional?) enough to think i have solutions. i think i have to believe that in order to continue living
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