时间 posted on: 15 August 2013 | 发布者 author: michael eddy | 评论 comment (0) |
For the next meeting of the Happy Friends Reading Club, scheduled for 5 pm on Sunday, September 1st, 2013 we will cover chapters 8–10 of Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier (2013… read what you can).
Following a sequence of readings on science fiction, utopia, human economies, and value, we turn to the words of “the prophet of Silicon Valley” (Simon & Schuster, publisher) to wonder whether micropayments can redeem the promises of this dystopia we have sunk into. mmm, sounds a little Utopian.
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时间 posted on: 6 July 2012 | 发布者 author: michael eddy | 评论 comment (0) |
For the next meeting of the Happy Friends Reading Club, we will be reading Donna Harraway’s essay from 1985, “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century.” We have versions in English and in Chinese to distribute, so please let us know if you want to receive a copy.
The plan is to initially separate the language groups and then try a crossover, so language ability is not the ultimate human obstacle!
The meeting will take place at HomeShop at 6 pm on July 22nd, 2012.