Attention as an act of resistance

Artist, "bird noticer", and concerned citizen of the digital state of the world looks at many different ways of resisting the attention economy, sinking into the reality of our lives, and finding solidarity and agency with others.

bigthink.com/podcast/attention

The End Of Forgetting

This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to about her new book The End of Forgetting: Growing up with , which explores the dangers facing young people who may find it difficult to distance themselves from their pasts, long into the future.

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will make good on its sandwich promise sooner than the chain initially projected. As of Aug. 8, the —with its truth-in-advertising slogan: 100% Whopper, 0% beef—will be available at 7,000-plus outlets in the U.S.

... more racism 

Author ’s 336-page takes us inside the production of and ’s 1979 science fiction/horror classic . The book includes interviews with the original crew, and photographs, artworks, and storyboards from the production

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A new South Dakota law requires "In God We Trust" to be displayed in public schools, in areas where students are "most likely" to see it — like a cafeteria or entryway.

It must also be at least 12-by-12 inches in size.

Lawmakers who proposed the law believe the quote will inspire patriotism, according to the Associated Press.

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A public school district in Pennsylvania that faced a national outcry after threatening to place children in foster care over unpaid cafeteria debt has received several offers to pay off the entire tab, but school officials do not seem interested.

"This really isn't about the money. I think it's about teaching people who are struggling some sort of moral lesson they need to learn, no matter what the consequences are." Todd Carmichael.

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The sign reads:

“This suddenly came to our store early this morning. We led it far away from here but it has returned. We tried to lure it with pet food but it will not move. Today is the anniversary of the death of our store’s manager so we’ve decided to see this situation as a special day. Please forgive us for the hindrance.”

People online were immediately intrigued by the mysterious situation, leaving comments like:

"Welcome home, store manager.”

Animation President spoke about the charred remains of the studio, saying, “I think the people living in the neighborhood don’t want to see it. I would like to cover the wreckage, and remove the building quickly.”

He went on to say:

“If it is possible, I would like to turn the site into a park, and erect a monument [to the deceased].”

uBeeJoy has announced the official launch of their latest , . An all-star cast of Japanese voice actors such as Jun Fukuyama, Kumiya Rie, Yukari Tamura, Satomi Arai round out the game quality.

(Australia) is a gothic tale of horror, mystery, and general epicness.

"The adaptation of ’s novel is a gothic, grisly and deliriously compelling view of cynical, contemporary Catholicism. Lambs of God's energy feels like it wafted onto the frame from a potion cooked up a big black cauldron, creating the kind of atmosphere you can feel in the flesh of your temples." - - The Guardian

Was finally enjoying summer weather, having a nice cigar on my porch when a hailstorm happened out of a bright blue sky. Pelted us with peanut M&M sized hail for like 3 minutes then stopped. Got a nice rainbow though 😁

• New research identifies a bacterium that helps block .

The finding goes hand in hand with the " hypothesis," initially proposed in 1989 by the British scientist .

"The idea is that as humans have moved away from farms and an agricultural or hunter-gatherer existence into cities, we have lost contact with organisms that served to regulate our and suppress inappropriate ."

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I can't tell if what I'm so far this week is any good or whether it's bad. It feels just boring. It reads boring. But it's also a lull in the emotional rollercoasters some my characters have been on lately so maybe it's just that ...

I don't fraking know.

(despite saying something quite racist during the trend about black actors "perhaps not deserving" awards) will be starring in new crime drama called DNA. Behind the camera of this planned 8-part series, makes up one half of the showrunning team ...

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