Schlagwort-Archiv: Kapital

Körpital.

The body is turning from being the means of production to the production itself.

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The fact that we can transform the body makes it a site of dissatisfaction which can be overcome.

Susie Orbach: Bodies (2009)

Private Conversations.

As my children were growing, I could see that within a few years they and their friends would be wanting a mobile phone; they would want to use Internet services to chat, record personal videos and share experiences with friends. Like most parents, I had questions and concerns about the current state of big-tech products and services, about their exploitative business practices.

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These tech-stacks of exploitation were not really built by accident. They are wired into the business models of every tech company in the space; not a single one advances moral values over their shareholder value. And so I knew there was no way to get to have individual freedom and control from the current phone hardware or from its OS vendor (Apple or Google). I unfortunately knew there was no way to respect the digital civil rights of society by playing the silicon valley exploitation game.

Todd Weaver: Purism Origin Story

Legaccess.

Most of the focus seems to be on figuring out how to accommodate the existing legacy journals [...] and very little attention has gone into looking at how you support smaller publishers or more innovative new entrants, people that are trying to really bring change to scholarly publishing.

And without supporting these new innovations, there is a risk that the additional funding coming in is going to further entrench the traditional publishers as we start moving towards open access.

Paul Peters (CEO of Hindawi Publishing) in Open Science Talk Episode 10