“At BATSHIT TIMES, we showcase artists, activists, and scientists challenging contemporary society’s geopolitical, technocratic, hypersurveilled, megacybernetwork nightmare.
We critique the chaos, dissimulation, and fragmentation of our times through visual projects, films, essays, and articles on emerging experimental art forms and science practices.
Currently on the third issue. The first issue is available as a free PDF download.
Social Explorer is an online data mapping application. The free tier only includes access to the Census 2000, according to their pricing chart. But, it looks like an interesting tool for analyzing data, and I wanted to bookmark for future reference.
“TweetDelete is a service that can mass delete your Twitter posts based on their age or specific text they contain. It can also run automatically on a schedule if you wish.”–https://tweetdelete.net/
I haven’t tried it, but I read that this can do a rolling delete at a particular time, say 6 months. It seems like it might be useful to some people.
“The first place to look for free satellite imagery is the Copernicus Open Access Hub and EarthExplorer. Both offer free access to a wide range of open data. The imagery is lower resolution than what you can purchase, but if the limited resolution meets your needs, why spend money?-Dexter Jagula, “Satellite Imagery for Everyone:
Here’s how you can order up a high-resolution image of any place on Earth.” IEEE Spectrum. February 19, 2022.
Interesting overview of satellites, the satellite imagery market, and how it might become ubiquitous, with everyday consumer applications, like GPS.
Musicmap is an extensive online map of musical genres. Bookmarked.
“What is Letterboxd?
Letterboxd is a global social network for grass-roots film discussion and discovery. Use it as a diary to record and share your opinion about films as you watch them, or just to keep track of films you’ve seen in the past. Showcase your favorites on your profile page. Rate, review and tag films as you add them. Find and follow your friends to see what they’re enjoying. Keep a watchlist of films you’d like to see, and create lists/collections on any given topic. We’ve been described as “like GoodReads for movies”.https://letterboxd.com
New to me. IMDB doesn’t really do this that well. So, hopefully, this will be an improvement.
“There are some ugly things down in these archives; there are narcissistic ravings from pre-adolescent social misfits. There are calls for anarchy. There’s satanism, there’s racism, there’s all the -isms in the book lurking in the words. But there’s hope, too. There’s excitement, there’s joy, there’s every manner of feeling being crammed down into ASCII and posted for the world to find. It’s a spectrum of humanity, and this is what I hope you’ll find, buried there, among the text.”–http://textfiles.com
What to know what early BBS culture was like? That your parents and grandparents were just like you? There’s a website for that.