Must read. "The real power of Google and Facebook isn’t in their financial holdings but in the ways they structure the flow of information. In imposing a unitary logic on communication, relationships, and inquiry, they position themselves as the power brokers of the new era."
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I had the opportunity to meet the founders and, coincidentally(?), one of the 13 at a Substack event two months ago. While there doesn’t seem to be too much money yet in pure creator economies (Substack, Patreon) that don’t explicitly involve Big Advertising, it’s sad to see this relatively successful company go this way.
Super interesting and it's cool to learn about the markets where urban agriculture is actually well-positioned to make a huge difference. Learning that 40% of urbanites in sub Saharan Africa garden was insane
One of the most heartbreaking and transformative essays I've read in a long, long time. Couldn't recommend more
Isabel Fall was on a path to living as an out trans woman with a career writing science fiction, and now, she says, there will be no more Isabel Fall stories. She is done writing under that name, and she now considers “Isabel Fall” an impossible goal to achieve, a person she will never be.
“I don’t know what I meant to do as Isabel,” she says. “I know [that publishing “Attack Helicopter”] was an important test for myself, sort of a peer review of my own womannness. I think I tried to open a door and it was closed from the other side because I did not look the right shape to pass through it.”