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Exploring and supporting Community Informatics and Youth Power for just futures.

Loving hard sci-fi, queer & BIPOC-authored sci-fi, abolition and abolitionist futures, Afrofuturism, Solarpunk, cooperativism, pedagogy, social change.


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Digital Feudalism (2023, Emerald Publishing Limited) 2 stars

Basic introduction to operations of (digital) capital in 2020s

2 stars

This book tries to construct a concept of "digital feudalism". It offers 3 areas that define this concept and traces each through the book, but for me at least, failed to connect the three in a compelling way. I think to argue that we are in a new digitally driven form of feudalism requires work that I didn't understand the author to have done. This seems more like a popular reading book, but I think to those audiences, the feudalism part will be even more unclear, and the sub concepts only partly explained.

Legends & Lattes (Paperback, 2022, Tor Books) 5 stars

Worn out after decades of packing steel and raising hell, Viv the orc barbarian cashes …

Cozy, fun story

5 stars

A fun and cozy queer narrative set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, but with a move into non-violence, solving problems through honesty/care, a love story, and so on. Takes place IN a cozy setting and leaves you feeling like you've curled up by the fire in winter. You quickly come to trust that, though there IS tension and danger, you, like the characters, will find ways through that don't toss you back into the violence of traditional D&D problem solving. A fun book, even if you aren't into D&D.

If I Only had a Heart: a DisCO manifesto (EBook, 2019,; the Transnational Institute; Guerrilla Media Collective) No rating

The DisCO Manifesto is a deep dive into the world of Distributed Cooperative Organizations. Over …

Excellent! Inspiring, thorough, accessible, inclusive, and aesthetically engaging. This is the manifesto to inspire people to think differently about how collectivism, cooperatives, and distributed technology might build into each other. Not a prescription, but an opening.