I wrote this quickly, mainly as a local support tool for the pandemic. One can send a simple SMS, it’s stored in an sqlite database and shown, clustered on a map. Lots of ways of changing the values too. Since it’s Perl, quite a lot can be done with the message parsing.
Also, it’ll work with an SMS dongle now on very low powered systems. It’s available as source code and a Debian package here.
This is a work in progress. It’s organised alphabetically and, sooner or later, I’ll catch up with the internal hyperlinks. I’ve added some new entries and updated some hyperlinks as of 24th November 2019.
This is my Bookchin influenced take on a sociable, resilient ‘forest city’. I’m aware that it’s not a whole solution at the moment. It’s a second attempt to think about a human scale integration of technology and ecology for city landscapes. The ‘best’ bits (if there are any!) are the final section and bibliography. Beware analytic philosophers, it’s not (heavily) in that tradition.
This is the presentation of the talk given at LARC on the 15th August with many links to authors and themes. I won’t update again until I give a new version of the talk, probably as part of Autonomy Now themed talks in the autumn.
I’ll have to write a long essay (it’s somewhat pretentious to call it a dissertation) as part of my final year at Birkbeck. If the powers that be agree, I’m going to base it on this essay that I wrote in 2016, some of it has already ‘come true’, like the (in)famous William Gibson quote.
When I’ve finished it’ll probably be less like this and more like a Socratic dialogue. Comments welcome, you (probably) know where to find me, not on FB, anyway.
This is an update with a list of references at the end of the document and these are now clickable links.
Philip K Dick:
A hero for my generation 20 years before Blade Runner: The Ganymede Takeover
wow, this is collectable now, not many people know about it. It would make a great film too. With him is Ray Nelson
who wrote the story that became: They Live
Roger Zelazny: Lord of Light probably one of my all-time favourites
Here’s a short talk I gave to the Birkbeck Philosophy Society last year. I’m very happy to see the NRA thing going so well and believe that boycott is one of our remaining tools, but, possibly a very potent one. Anyway, enough already, share and enjoy! Here’s the pdf: boycott