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Fluffy HC: yuuri knits to help his anxiety, victor finds out and begs yuuri to make hims a sweeter yuuri's like "ive never done something that complex but ok" so he dose but it looks AWFULL victor dosent care he's just so amazed at his yuuri that he wares it everyware to work ,fancy restrants ect. Yuuri is so happy that he starts knitting more things for victor who is more than happy to ware anything his yuuri makes no matter how ridiculous he looks covered in differnt brightly cloord knits

OMG
DEFINITELY
VICTOR WOULD HAPPILY WEAR WHATEVER YURI MADE
no matter how terrible XD
BECAUSE IT IS MADE WITH LOVE
Also, i think Victor wearing awkwardly knitted sweaters is just SO FUCKING CUTE

This picture is important for me, i have win my war against my lung problem…  I cant smoke cigaret or pot in my life again.. But im alive and i can go outside like normal person again, and sometime is good to feel your body in good condition and be alive ! So is good message for depressive people, if you have good health, continue your life ! Because health problems are everyware, and is only when you lose you health, you understand how the life can be precious ! (sorry for my broken english) (and omg i can smoke weed with vaporizer !! is good news !!)

Wanted: meaningful actors... humans need not apply.

Now about halfway through my borrowed copy of Adam Greenfield’s Everyware, I came upon an insightful observation. Mr. Greenfield’s proposes that there is at some level universal appeal for every ware/ubicomp. My instinctual reaction was one of disbelief. But as I read further I was intrigued.

He writes that humans across most cultures throughout history have instilled consciousness and sentience into the physical world and seemingly inanimate objects… “spirits” if you will. This anthropomorphism was pervasive and

“…indeed, most of the humans who ever walked the planet would have found it utter folly to conceive of the natural world as mainstream Western culture did until very recently: a passive, inert, purely material stage, on which the only meaningful actors are human ones.”

With our newfound advances in technology, we now seem to be on the cusp of giving a voice and a personality to anything that operates on electricity or batteries. The wise old oak tree used to speak to us; now its the vending machine next to the bus stop. As the ability to connect to these machines no longer relies on a keyboard, gestural or voice-recognition commands seem like the logical way to interact with another ‘living’ being.

Nowadays we pretty much expect our devices and interfaces to possess some sort of charisma—the works exhibited at MoMA’s Talk to Me exhibit are prime examples of this way of thinking. Computers, consumer electronics, phones are now quirky, funny, helpful, not-so-helpful but apologetic, courteous, kind… anything but the sterile command-line interface of yesteryear.

In the process, have people become duller, more robotic? People text one another far more than actually talking. The abbreviated acronyms-laden style of texting to me is reminiscent of Newspeak, the thought-reducing language of George Orwell’s 1984. Have we given so much of our personality and behavior to computers that we none left for ourselves?

Part of what I want to explore during thesis is how to retain our humanity, while still celebrating all of the wonderful things technology can provide us. To be continued…

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Monthly Talk at Lighthouse - Adam Greenfield