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  1. Last 7 days
    1. “Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions.” You live wherever your attention is, and become whatever you most focus on, so steer your curiosity toward your desired fate.
  2. Jun 2024
    1. In​ 1880 Britain could with some justification be called the ‘workshop of the world’: it produced more than 20 per cent of global industrial output and about 40 per cent of the world’s manufactured exports. In the nearly half-century since Samuel published his essay of that name, historians have done much to undermine the narrative of an ‘industrial revolution’ bookended by the invention of the spinning jenny in 1764 and the New Poor Law of 1834.

      There's an interesting linkage going on here between the industrial revolution (and thus possibly Capitalism) with the creation and even litigation of "the poor" classes in Britain.

      Did "the poor" exist in the same way they do today prior to the Industrial Revolution? What are the subtle differences? (Compare with Thompson, E. P. “Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism.” Past & Present, no. 38 (1967): 56–97.)

    2. Oral tradition, too, entangled national identity and religion.

      I can't help but wonder how this is currently working in the deep South with respect to political identity (far right, Trump, MAGA) and religious identity (born again, ultra-nationalist Christians, etc.)

    1. from SenorG’s comment that began with the caveat “Allow me to push back a bit here,” and which inspired four replies from three other annotators, to actualham’s observation

      Comment by chrisaldrich: There's something discordant here in a scholarly article about having academic participants with names like SenorG and actualham. It's almost like a 70's farce starring truckers with bizarre CB handles. It's even more bizarre since I know some of the researchers behind these screennames.

      Is the pseudonymous nature of some of these handles useful in hiding the identity of the participants and thereby forcing one to grapple only with their ideas and not the personas, histories and contexts behind them?

    1. Someone whose true identity is a gamer doesn’t have difficulty trolling people online, having a doomer mindset, and ruining their health in front of a screen for 8-10 hours a day.

      XD this sounds fun

    1. (16:30) I finally get the holistic view of time...

      The future dictates (or should) our present beliefs, mindsets, thoughts, etc. which therefore changes how we view the past, its meaning. So when we change our vision of the future, our present mutates, and therefore the meaning of the past too.

      When we in the present change, we alter the meaning of the past and gain new possibilities for the future.

      When the meaning of our past changes, it is because of a change in the present and potentially the future.

      In this way, all of time (past, present, future) exists at the same time.

    1. it learned of the possibility that one student admitted to Georgetown may have engaged in inappropriate transfer of online credits.

      pay for credit scandal - where identity was not confirmed.

    1. State Issued Driver’s License, State Identification Card, Military Identification Card, Passport/Visa, Permanent Residence Card

      Valid Ids shown and compared to student school ids - you ight could fake this but it would take effort

    2. Method: Instructors use check-ins and/or office hours to discuss content, previous assignments, and progress on existing assignments.   Process: Instructors ask for identification and/or confirm student identity via official UConn photo in StudentAdmin.

      This is an interesting way to verify student identity. Required check-ins. but it also makes the professor feel more "real"

    1. Instructors should check student identity by verifying IDs in a one-on-one online meeting prior to the presentation.

      I didn't realize that instructors had to verify student identity via ID.

    2. Federal Regulation §602.17: Application of Standards in Reaching Accreditation Decisions requires that all public universities have processes in place through which the institution establishes that a student who registers in any course offered via distance education or correspondence is the same student who academically engages in the course or program; and makes clear in writing that institutions must use processes that protect student privacy and notify students of any projected additional student charges associated with the verification of student identity at the time of registration or enrollment. Please see the Electronic Code Federal Regulations for more information.

      regulation about identify verification of students in Online courses

  3. May 2024
    1. Also more recently theTrusted Computing Group (TCG) uses the term “implicit identity” and “embedded certificateauthority” to describe the process whereby device identifiers are automatically generated by theassociated computing device [143]
    1. It is the byproduct of knowing what you want and accepting nothing less from yourself. It is the byproduct of an ordered mind. That is, maintaining a clear vision for your future and filling clarity gaps with education and action. The reason people struggle with self-discipline is because they get distracted from what matters. They forget who they want to become. They forget what they are capable of. They forget the impact they want to have.

      100X goals force one to filter action... Impossible goals = Mental Clarity of the HIGHEST degree.

      100X come from vision which in turn comes from future identity (future-self)

    1. I should have learned to do what he’d have done. Shrugged myshoulders—and been okay with pre-come. But that wasn’t me. It wouldnever have occurred to me to say, So what if he saw? Now he knows

      Juxtaposition with the fear of expressing one's identity (Elio) and the carefree nature of Oliver, who is honest about his body whereas Elio feels shameful with the honesty of his body's expression of identity.

  4. Apr 2024
    1. I was going forthe devious smile that would suddenly light up his face each time he’d readmy mind, when all I really wanted was skin, just skin.

      Yet again the skin motif -- his duality is what Elio had been searching for -- and it appears in a sexual manner but it really connects to the matter of Oliver's security of identity and of being a whole, even when he recognises that he cannot be one.

    2. I had put reading last on my list, thinking that, with the willful, brazenattitude he’d displayed so far, reading would figure last on his.

      An assumption, like many others (such as the bathing suit situation) about Oliver's identity that is quickly refuted, because identities never make sense. A person as a whole cannot be summarized in rules or statements or if.. then.. conditions.

    3. He asked what I did. I played tennis. Swam. Went out at night. Jogged.Transcribed music. Read.

      How does this structure, without the quotations, deviate from other dialogue. What does it imply about these listing of hobbies, or listing of identity, and what is its effect on us, reading? How does this tie into Aciman's exploration of what identity really is? How does it connect to what WORDS mean?

    1. Trust anchors affirm the provenance of identitiesand public attributes (DIDDocs)

      DID is an id + a way to resolve associated to ID info (DIDDoc). Seems strange to couple the two. I'd like to have one ID and plenty of methods to resolve info behind it. A kind of MultiDID.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240421060823/https://www.identityblog.com/ Kim Cameron (died 2021)'s blog wrt [[7 Laws of Identity 20201024210040]] with the last post being from mid 2020, but the last pertinent posts from fall 2018, having started in 2004. There seems to be a large amount of useful material here around identity. Cameron was a chief architect at MS wrt identity. His 7 laws sought to tie our human understanding of how identity works to the digital realm, putting things like consent, minimal disclosure which people do fluently irl, and seeing people as part of the system when you design something at the heart.

  5. Mar 2024
    1. A court of heraldry was added to this strange brew: in overseeingmarriages and maintaining pedigree, it provided further evidence of theintention to fix (and police) class identity.

      Presumably these early ideas of marriage and pedigree in the Carolinas heavily influenced not only class laws but issues with miscegenation which still have root there today.

    2. The master of ceremonies was their Indian interpreter, Squanto, who hadhelped the English survive a difficult winter. Left out of this story is thedetail (not so minor) that Squanto only knew English because he had beenkidnapped and sold as a slave to an English ship’s captain.

      The fact that early Americans needed to be bailed out by others also doesn't seem to do anything to dampen either the mythology of American exceptionalism nor their "can-do attitude".

    3. Exceptionalism emerges from a host of earlier myths of redemption andgood intentions. Pilgrims, persecuted in the Old World, brave the Atlanticdreaming of finding religious freedom on America’s shores; wagon trains ofhopeful pioneer families head west to start a new life. Nowhere else, we aremeant to understand, was personal freedom so treasured as it was in theAmerican experience. The very act of migration claims to equalize thepeople involved, molding them into a homogeneous, effectively classlesssociety.

      Do some of these same types of stories and mythologies also erase the harm of an over-armed populace with respect to the lack of appropriate gun control and mass shootings versus gun rights in America?

      As a country our gun mythology is stronger than our desire to act to improve our (collective) lives....

    4. And so the great American saga,as taught, excludes the very pertinent fact that after the 1630s, less than halfcame to Massachusetts for religious reasons.
    5. Beyond the web of stories the founding generation itself wove, ourmodern beliefs have most to do with the grand mythmakers of thenineteenth century. The inspired historians of that period were nearly allNew Englanders; they outpaced all others in shaping the historicalnarrative, so that the dominant story of origins worked in their favor. That ishow we got the primordial Puritan narrative of a sentimental communityand a commendable work ethic.

      A fascinating thesis about American historical perspective and our identity.

      Does this play out with respect to Max Weber's thesis?

    6. Lest the reader misconstrue the book’s purpose, I want to make the pointunambiguously: by reevaluating the American historical experience in classterms, I expose what is too often ignored about American identity. But I’mnot just pointing out what we’ve gotten wrong about the past; I also want tomake it possible to better appreciate the gnawing contradictions still presentin modern American society.

      The author lays out what she hopes to accomplish with the book.

    1. I’ll tear her all to pieces

      You can see he is ever switching between every single new piece of "evidence" he comes across, showing his little conviction and yet his desire for absolute truth

    2. By the world,I think my wife be honest and think she is not.I think that thou art just and think thou art not

      Like Reza, he is easily swayed by outside whispers because he has not built his identity, his true convictions, besides the insecurity that his convictions are not real.

    3. There’s none so foul and foolish thereunto,But does foul pranks which fair and wise ones do.

      Generalisation about women, that all are the same, like in-group out-group, the alienisation of women as if they are another kind.

    4. To fall in love with what she feared to look on?

      Is she a mirror of Brabantio's own fears, and ideals, and therefore so appeals to him -- he compliments what he sees in Desdemona that resembles him, himself.

  6. Feb 2024
    1. Other people are the mirror in witch we see ourselves. Individual judge himself in the light of what he percives to be the way in wich others judge him in comparison to thenselves.

  7. Jan 2024
    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240131143357/https://infullflow.net/2024/01/een-stabiel-pseudoniem-levert-betere-discussie/

      Stable pseudonymity is helpful in maintaining civility. You can be anonymous, but you still have a reputation within a context or across several contexts. The mentioned article is based on Huffpost comment section account experiments. Strongly reminds me of Jimmy Wales on Wikipedia at Reboot7 in CPH 2005: [[Situationele identiteit vs absolute identiteit 20050621121100]] "I don’t need to know who you are exactly, as long as I am able to know you in Wikipedia. " I dubbed it 'situational identity' in 2005. The consistency of behaviour over time is enough for a reputation. This also connects to the importance of time dimension, Vgl [[Blogs als avatar 20030731084659]] where time is the key factor in id stability.

    1. it's easy for us to look at us and think okay we're 30 trillion human cells give or take we're about 39 trillion bacterial cells at what point do we consider ourselves bacteria or at what point do we consider ourselves 00:07:46 human

      for - question - identity - individual cell vs multicellular organism

      question - identity - individual cell vs multicellular organism - This is a fascinating question as it looks at our evolutionarily composite nature - as a multi-scale competency architecture - Certainly our ordinary consciousness operates as the governance system for the entire population of collaborating cells and microbes - but can we actually directly identify with each individual cell or microbe in this vast integrated collection? - how does Levin's computational boundary of self help to shed light on this question?

    1. Ay.

      Desdemona represents Othello's ties to Venetian society and his Venetian identity that he is already insecure about and holding so desperately onto.

    2. Even now, now, very now, an old black ramIs tupping your white ewe.

      Dehumanization and picturing the relationship as a horrid rape and beastiality between Desdemona and Othello, capturing the Social Identity Theory at its finest.

    3. you’ll have yourdaughter covered with a Barbary horse. You’ll have yournephews neigh to you. You’ll have coursers for cousinsand gennets for germans.

      The comparison of Black people to beastly beings, such as horses. It nearly shows a predatory danger for Desdemona like getting eaten up by wolves. He describes a human loving relationship as an animalistic dynamic

    1. Cosmo-local identities. A new type of glue, based on the commons

      for - cosmo local identity - new social glue - cosmo local identity - new social laminin

      • What does contributing to a common mean?

      • Take permaculture as an example:

        • you stand with your feet in the mud, a metaphor for reconnecting with the land and the earth, without whose cultivation no one can survive.
        • The permaculturists’ heart is in their local community, but
          • their brain and
          • the other part of their heart
        • are in the commons of global permaculture.
        • They have extended their identity beyond the local,
          • acquiring a trans-local and trans-national identity.
        • They haven’t done so through an alienating concept of corporate globalisation,
          • like an uprooted elite individual,
        • but through deep participation in a true constructive community,
          • which is helping to solve the metacrisis that alienates most of us.
      • Cosmolocalism is synonymous with deep-rooted but extremely rapid global innovation
    1. 1:10:00 identity politics: the only stable "identity" is personality type, which is inborn and constant for life.<br /> my heresy: i found a hypothesis for the question: how must we connect different personality types to create stable groups?<br /> "the system" likes my work so much, they are threatening to bust my door, steal my stuff, and throw me in jail for five years, as a punishment for publishing my radical answer to the question: who are my friends?<br /> my book: pallas. who are my friends. group composition by personality type

    1. Associated individuals[edit] In a New York Times editorial, Bari Weiss listed individuals associated with the intellectual dark web, including Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Sam Harris, Heather Heying, Claire Lehmann, Bill Maher, Douglas Murray, Maajid Nawaz, Camille Paglia, Jordan Peterson, Steven Pinker, Joe Rogan, Dave Rubin, Ben Shapiro, Michael Shermer, Christina Hoff Sommers, Bret Weinstein, and Eric Weinstein.

      It's somewhat interesting and potentially non-coincidental that the entirety of this list aside from Sam Harris and Camille Paglia are highlighted as anti-trans (red) by the browser extension Shinigami Eyes.

    2. The intellectual dark web (IDW) is a term used to describe some commentators who oppose identity politics, political correctness, and cancel culture in higher education and the news media within Western countries.
  8. Dec 2023
    1. Now consider the World Encyclopedia from the point of view of the ordinary educated citizen—and I suppose in a really modernized state the ordinary citizen will be an educated one. From his perspective the World Encyclopedia would be

      The problem is that the material of such a World Encyclopedia would need to be believed as truth. Many in 2023 certainly don't believe in science, much less "truth". Its a complicated issue of identity, mass movements, and belief systems. Something which might be teased apart by cultural anthropologists?

    1. This describes account linking from the opposite direction than I'm used to: starting with the Google App, which requests your app to share data from your service with Google.

      As it says on https://developers.google.com/identity/account-linking overview:

      The secure OAuth 2.0 protocol lets you safely link a user's Google Account with their account on your platform, thereby granting Google applications and devices access to your services.

    1. To perform account linking with OAuth and Google Sign-In, follow these general steps: First, ask the user to give consent to access their Google profile. Use the information in their profile to check if the user account exists. For existing users, link the accounts. If you can't find a match for the Google user in your authentication system, validate the ID token received from Google. You can then create a user based on the profile information contained in the ID token.
    1. After you have verified the token, check if the user is already in your user database. If so, establish an authenticated session for the user. If the user isn't yet in your user database, create a new user record from the information in the ID token payload, and establish a session for the user. You can prompt the user for any additional profile information you require when you detect a newly created user in your app.
  9. Nov 2023
    1. Users can use multiple Identity Providers to sign in, and Okta can link all of those profiles to a single Okta user. This is called account linking. For example, a user signs in to your app using a different Identity Provider than they used for registration. Account linking can then establish that the user owns both identities. This allows the user to sign in from either account.
    2. Identity Providers can significantly reduce sign-in and registration friction. This allows your users to easily access applications without needing to create passwords or remember usernames.
    3. External Identity Providers
    1. When a user signs in, you can link the user’s Facebook account to an existing Okta user profile or choose to create a new user profile using Just-In-Time (JIT) provisioning.
    1. How about an example that doesn't make you cringe: a piece of code known as Foo.java from conception through all its revisions to the most recent version maintains the same identity. We still call it Foo.java. To reference a specific revision or epoch is what Fielding is getting at with his "temporally varying member function MR(t), where revision r or time t maps to a set of spatial parts" stuff. In short, line 15 of Foo.java is just as much a part as version 15 of Foo.java, they just reference different subsets of its set of parts (one spatial and one temporal).
  10. Oct 2023
    1. I assumed, unreflectively, that he had made up the whole thing, simply because for a long time that’s what I would have done.

      Is it possible that many on the far right don't believe science or facts about how people live because they've got a fabulist streak in themselves? They're so used to lying about basic facts about themselves that their first thought is that "everyone else is doing it".

      Now compound this with their utter lack of context as well as their privilege and you've got a terrific cocktail for bad decisions.

    1. “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”

      This quote is a feature of toxic capitalism, which should be efficient enough to allow a person to quickly obtain another job to thereby make the issue moot.

      Part of it is tied into identity as well.

    1. Foucault notes in The History ofSexuality that the emergence, in the 19th centuiy, of medical andpsychiatric discourses defining homosexuals as a deviant classfacilitated social control, but also made possiblethe formation of a ‘reverse’ discourse: homosexuality began tospeak in its own behalf, to demand that its legitimacy or ‘naturality’be acknowledged, often in the same vocabulary, using the samecategories by which it was medically disqualified

      Group identification by non-members of that group can allow the group to anti-identify, thereby forming identity



  11. Sep 2023
    1. We use the term"canonical" to refer to such books; in an older tradition wemight have called them "sacred" or "holy," but those wordsno longer apply to all such works, though they still apply tosome of them.

      they provide a broader definition of sacred/holy texts that extend to books which form the basis of a groups' identity and often involve orthodoxy.

      relation to politics, gender identity, cults, etc.

    1. The Global Identity Foundation - A single global identity for humanity. The problem with Identity (a summary of why the current identity ecosystem is broken)

    1. The Global Identity Foundation - A single global identity for humanity. High Level Requirements (The key stakeholders perspective on Identity 3.0)

    1. Ten Reason Why Identity Ecosystems Fail

      • Fail #1 - Reliance on a “Locus of Control”
      • Fail #2 - A lack of anonymity at the root of an entity's identity
      • Fail #3 - Maintaining or using attributes that are non-authoritative
      • Fail #4 - Federating identity systems
      • Fail #5 - Fixation on “my product” solving all your problems
      • Fail #6 - A lack of context in risk calculations
      • Fail #7 - The ecosystem only supports people (not all entities)
      • Fail #8 - Not understanding the level of immutable linkage to the Entity
      • Fail #9 - Turning a variable into a binary
      • Fail #10 - Reduced privacy by consolidating attributes from disparate personas
    2. The Global Identity Foundation - A single global identity for humanity. Why identity ecosystems fail (A primer on key aspects of Identity 3.0)

    1. The Global Identity Foundation - A single global identity for humanity. Why Identity 3.0? (or; what must we do that is fundamentally different?)

    1. The Global Identity Foundation - A single global identity for humanity. Personas as a basis for Context and Trust (A primer on key aspects of Identity 3.0)

    1. The Global Identity Foundation - A single global identity for humanity. Briefing: Infrastructure & the Internet of Things

    1. Thus my social location is not my identity. My stories define my relation-ship to my social location. Stories are social activities of making meaning.My identity is fluid, forming and reforming in my stories as they relate tothe contexts and relationships I engage in, both constituting them and beingreconstituted in turn. My identity is plural and emergent not only from theintersection of these evolving stories but also based on how I perform themagainst the backdrop of the historical and social narratives. I have come to callthis hyperlinked identity

      This paragraph is empowering! I imagine this process took a lot of self-reflection and strength. There is a lure to defining your social location as a leading part of your identity. In there can lay shame, or a big ego. To reject this idea of having to define yourself is incredible. As you wrote, your "identity is fluid, forming, and reforming."

    1. In psychology and sociology, masking is the process in which an individual camouflages their natural personality or behavior to conform to social pressures, abuse, or harassment.

      Masking as camouflaging real self

      Also see persona

    1. 1:41 identifying with a persona, consequence of society/expectations on oneself, & compromising the self

      Persona is fine, as long as you don’t “identify” with it

  12. Aug 2023
    1. The researchers did observe a change in their referral population in recent years, however. More kids assigned female at birth have been transitioning in recent years than those assigned male at birth. Many studies have captured this difference—including the 2018 survey proposing ROGD—but experts are unsure of its cause.
    1. Was Ronald Reagan's shift in politics an example of “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” (Upton Sinclair)? (see also: https://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/11/30/salary/)

      Link to https://hypothes.is/a/Kft7kDOrEe6TQKcW-dREwQ in The Big Myth on Regan's shift in political views while working for General Electric.

    2. Upton Sinclair ran for Governor of California in the 1930s, and the coverage he received from newspapers was unsympathetic. Yet, in 1934 some California papers published installments from his forthcoming book about the ill-fated campaign titled “I, Candidate for Governor, and How I Got Licked”. Emphasis added to excerpts by QI:[1] 1934 December 11, Oakland Tribune, I, Candidate for Governor and How I Got Licked by Upton Sinclair, Quote Page 19, Column 3, Oakland, California. (Newspapers_com) I used to say to our audiences: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”

      via https://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/11/30/salary/

      Some underlying tension for the question of identity/misinformation and personal politics vis-a-vis work and one's identity generated via work.

    1. In a workist culture that believes dignity is grounded in accomplishment, simply reclaiming this alternative form of dignity becomes a radical act.

      Workist cultures are built on the principle that identity, worth, and dignity are grounded in an individual's accomplishments.

  13. Jul 2023
    1. the problem of individuality is (ironically enough) actually composed of two problems: identity and individuation.
      • The problem of individuality is composed of two problems:
        • identity
          • what does it mean for a thing to remain the same thing if it changes over time?
          • what makes tow entities the same kind of thing?
          • identity is fundamentally about the nature of sameness and continuity
        • individuation
          • how do we tell two things apart?
          • what are the boundaries of an object?
          • indivduation is about differences and breaks
      • These two properties are abstractions and are really two sides of the same coin
        • One can often reframe one in terms of the other to suit your focus.
        • To pick something out in the world you need to know both what
          • makes it one thing, and also
          • what makes it different than other things – identity and individuation,
            • sameness and difference.
  14. Jun 2023
    1. It is quite “normal,” and human, to not enjoy making mistakes! That is why we often feel embarrassed, deny their existence, and/or blame others for our errors. We believe that the best way is to admit your mistakes, learn from them and take corrective action. After all, a mistake is a mistake – no more, no less.

      some thoughts i have on this:

      • personally, i find that the biggest challenge on admitting mistakes is people defining you by a single mistake and constantly bringing it up in similar future situations. there is this fear of being stuck with this identity or perception from others and it can be quite daunting.

      i wonder if this is so because we often derive our understanding of ourselves through other people's perspectives. consequently, when they see us as failures in certain departments, we might easily adopt that belief too.

      this is in connection with the "spyglass self" where we view ourselves through others' eyes and shape and our identities accordingly.

      • a fascinating detail i noticed when faced with admitting a mistake is how we often shift the blame or focus onto others to avoid this uncomfortable and inconvenient situation. this behavior is interesting to me considering our pursuit of self-improvement and goodness. in these instances, empathy and compassion seem to vanish as self-preservation takes priority.

      this is a great instance in which we become trapped in our own thoughts, creating a dangerous bubble where only our well-being seem to matter. the contrast between this self-centered mindset and our usual desire for growth presents an interesting aspect of human nature.

  15. May 2023
    1. Josh Sargent, a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk community in upstate New York, where Hoover researched the impact of industrial contamination in the St. Lawrence River for her dissertation, said she’s “a good person and always welcome here.” Debates about her identity seem to be taking place in the “bubble of academia,” he said, while the real challenges facing Native people are being overlooked. He said she’s doing important work, and her book, “The River Is in Us,” accurately depicted the environmental harm suffered by his community. “I hope people read it.”

      An important question here: her identity may not have been completely authentic, but is this a reason not to heed and consider her work on its own merit?

      How do any of us really know our identities?

  16. Apr 2023
    1. In Vice, Maggie Puniewska points to the moral foundations theory, according to which liberals and conservatives prioritize different ethics: the former compassion, fairness and liberty, the latter purity, loyalty and obedience to authority.
  17. Mar 2023
  18. Feb 2023
    1. so this was something that was in the air was that if they mainstreamed white supremacy correctly they could get 00:06:13 people to buy into it and not back away because they were afraid of being called racist
      • strategy adopted by racists
      • to mainstream their agenda
      • consisted of rebranding racism
      • with the more people-friendly word of
      • white nationalism or white identity
    2. trying to figure out ways 00:06:38 that you could access people and make them feel like it's okay to lean into white nationalism that they don't have to be afraid of being branded with that label
      • scaling racism
      • the strategy consisted of rebranding racism as "white nationalism" or "white identity"
      • and people wouldn't have to be afraid of being called a racist
    1. "The coded language is effective in that it creates this sense of community," said Rachel Moran, a researcher who studies COVID-19 misinformation at the University of Washington. People who grasp that a unicorn emoji means "vaccination" and that "swimmers" are vaccinated people are part of an "in" group. They might identify with or trust misinformation more, said Moran, because it’s coming from someone who is also in that "in" group.

      A shared language and even more specifically a coded shared language can be used to create a sense of community or define an in group identity.

    1. I am the despots Díaz                and Huertaand the apostle of democracy,                Francisco Madero.

      While Joaquin identifies with beloved figures in Mexican history, such as Miguel Hidalgo, Jose Maria Morelos, Vicente Guerrero etc, he also identifies with the infamous dictator of Mexico, Porfirio Diaz, who served as president for over 20 years until he was overthrown in 1911, during the Mexican Revolution. Why do y'all think Joaquin identifies with both the good and the bad of his people? Is it because he does not have a choice? I am not sure but I would like to know what y'all think.


    2. I am the masses of my people and I refuse to be absorbed.                I am Joaquín.The odds are greatbut my spirit is strong,                        my faith unbreakable,                        my blood is pure.I am Aztec prince and Christian Christ.                I SHALL ENDURE!                I WILL ENDURE!

      The final stanza adequately represents the theme of "Yo Soy Joaquin", which is cultural identity.  Joaquin represents his people and rejects assimilation into American society at large. Joaquin's pledge of endurance demonstrates his resolve to uphold his cultural identity in the face of any difficulties. 

    1. the cosmos and Islanders’ cultural identity is the reason a star is featured at the centre ofthe Torres Strait Islander flag, designed by Bernard Namok in 1992.

      The close connection between

  19. Jan 2023
    1. then, books were as much a part of this landscape, the noise of other people's thoughts, as anything else. and yet even then, she touched on this theme that around this time became a meme among self-aware gen z kids, with viral tiktoks and tweets like "i have to consume like 8 forms of media at once to prevent myself from ever having a thought."

      Link with forming identity through association with brands; negation of the self, filled by the curation of self-chosen media

    1. Standards codify and institutionalize values.

      This is a very important point. When approaching Common Core and State Standards, we should be mindful of the values these standards impose and approach them from a position insistant on issues of race, socio-economic class, identity, and power..

    1. The funny thing is, despite having already reflected on this “trap of accuracy” before, Michelle still fell for it when she saw her inaccurately targeted ads staring at her on the screen. The promise of accuracy and of being seen is just too alluring. 

      What does it say about a society where the power of "being seen" is so much filled by advertising and corporate relationships? Maybe nothing, maybe the craving to be part of a group marked by consumption patterns has always been there. But even so I feel like there's a difference between the active behavior of being a "regular" at a bar or restaurant, or an "Oldsmobile Man", and being assigned a statistical bin of user profiles.

    1. For some scholars, it is critical thatthis new Warburg obsessively kept tabs on antisemitic incidents on the Easternfront, scribbling down aphorisms and thoughts on scraps of paper and storingthem in Zettelkasten that are now searchable.

      Apparently Aby Warburg "obsessively kept" notes on antisemitic incidents on the Eastern front in his zettelkasten.

      This piece looks at Warburg's Jewish identity as supported or not by the contents of his zettelkasten, thus placing it in the use of zettelkasten or card index as autobiography.

      Might one's notes reflect who they were as a means of creating both their identity while alive as well as revealing it once they've passed on? Might the use of historical method provide its own historical method to be taken up on a meta basis after one's death?

  20. Dec 2022
    1. I am not afraid of Charlie because he writes extreme, offensive things online. I am afraid of him because I recognize so many of his proclivities in regular people—the shifting eyes, the formless references and mental absence. If you spend all of your time consuming internet culture, you are consuming stories and myths and personalities that only exist online. To curate your online presence is to give up a piece of your physical self, to live in a simulated universe of your own creation. 
    2. When you meet extremely online people, you would expect them to at least talk. The best internet personalities come off as sharp and funny online and possess a natural digital fluency that conveys a degree of social skill. Even if they are not necessarily normal, you might expect that the strongest posters would be anti-social geniuses—brilliant minds trapped in tortured bodies, released onto the timeline. But in person, they stare straight ahead, pull out their phones, and show you their sharp, funny comments from the internet, then find a way to end the conversation quickly if you don’t have enough mutual followers.
    3. Internet people, or people whose entire identities are wrapped up in their online presence, represent a new direction of culture. You don’t have to live in or know about the real world to be important. You can loop around and around in a tiny online world with its own values and characters, and that is enough.
    4. Everyone knows someone who has lost a piece of themselves to the internet. They latch onto a digital community and start to think it’s the whole world. 
    1. Interest in gender-fluid fashion is driven by younger generations, particularly Gen-Z consumers, who see their gender identities as less static than their elders. Around half of Gen-Z globally have purchased fashion outside of their gender identity.2. The shift is visible not only on high-fashion runways but also in everyday shopping, withonline searches for “genderless” and “gender neutral” fashion increasing year on year. 3. Younger consumers are more likely to shop across gender lines, and consumers in North America, Europe, Japan and South Korea, among other locations, are expected to be the most receptive to gender-fluid strategies from fashion brands.
  21. Nov 2022
    1. Emerson is, “I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”


    2. When I come across interesting information, I highlight then comment a corresponding question:

      Every studio has a slate.

      What is the source for this?

      It's highly related to having a direction in life, or the famous example of Feynman's 12 Favorite Problems that he always kept in mind to slowly be working at.

      Part of having a list of purpose dovetails to how one builds their identity too.

  22. Oct 2022
    1. His best known publication is his essay "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," the ideas of which formed the frontier thesis. He argued that the moving western frontier exerted a strong influence on American democracy and the American character from the colonial era until 1890.
    1. The danger is in conflating our Christian identity and our national identity. We can be Christian, we can also be American. But to assume that being American means being Christian and that being Christian means holding to a narrow view of what it means to be American is limiting to all of the above.

      Being Christian means performing our commitment to follow Jesus along the Way of Love as our response to God's abundant grace. Being American means performing our commitment to a common life within our nation-state according to our founding and constitutional principles. To excel in our American identity, one need not be Christian. To excel in our Christian identity, one need not be American. Conflating these two identities causes us to miss the mark in performing both.

    1. Mead (1934) suggests that an individual’s identity is created by the degree to which that person absorbs the values of their community, summarized in the phrase “self reflects society.” Snow (2001) also argues that identity is largely constructed socially and includes, as well as Mead’s sense of belonging, a sense of difference from other communities. Identity is seen as a shared sense of “we-ness” developed through shared attributes and experiences and in contrast to one or more sets of others.

      Consider in reference to the faculty/staff divide, to arguments over Faculty Status, to contingency, etc.

    1. Instead of imposing a ‘rational’ order on the fragments,Barthes used the ‘stupid’, arbitrary, obvious order of the alphabet(which he also most often followed when he was classifying his indexcards): this was how he proceeded in ‘Variations on Writing’ and inRoland Barthes par Roland Barthes. This was how he achieved anindividual identity, surrendering to his tastes and to concrete littleidiosyncrasies.
    1. The design of Goutor's note taking method is such that each note should have "a life of its own, so that it can stand independently of every other one in the file." (p28) This concept is broadly similar to the ideas of both atomic notes and evergreen notes in related contexts.

      Goutor says that a note's life stems from its identity by means of its bibliographic source, its unique content, and its ultimate purpose. Here he uses the singular "purpose" and doesn't explicitly use "purposes" thereby indicating that an individual note can have multiple potential lives in different places within one's lifetime of work. It seems most likely that he may not have thought of using ideas in multiple different locations, but again, his particular audience (see: https://hypothes.is/a/8jKcTkNPEe2sCntTfNWf2Q) may have also dictated this choice. One could argue that it would have been quite easy for him to have used the plural to suggest the idea simply and tangentially, but that his use of the singular here is specifically because the idea wasn't part of his note taking worldview.

  23. Sep 2022
    1. Our algorithmic self may or may not be faithful to how we see ourselves, but it has just as many dimensions and secrets. Whether we generate data deliberately or not, more information makes this shadow figure more economically valuable
    1. Unable to process all this material, we let our cognitive biases decide what we should pay attention to.

      In a society consumed with information overload, it is easier for our brains to allow our well evolved cognitive biases to decide not only what to pay attention to, but what to believe.

    1. imagine a future where educators are able to trace the impact they have had on learners' journeys. Educators can identify which teaching methods worked best for which learners and which approaches were most effective at enabling the learners to translate that learning into practice

      There is some transformative potential here for these insights to be valuable for Educators as well as to serve as data points that help Learners. be more informed consumers (especially when the data allows for "twinning" that allows for Learners to approximate anticipated outcomes based on historical outcomes for people who share characteristics with them). At the same time, a clear hurdle separating the aspirations from the reality is the priority of the ownership. It seems that for all the exciting potential, getting there necessarily triggers a dynamic of multiple stakeholders having legitimate assertions of ownership over the data, meaning that compromises must be made, and that we may quickly begin to see qualifications to the notion of learner ownership that are a far cry from any absolute, binary interpretation. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but if it is in fact a thing, it's something to be acknowledged and centered so as to avoid appearing (or being) disingenuous brokers of the conversation.