Feeding Art and Culture To the Machine One Token At A Time

Today I’d planned to meet with Thaddeus Squire, Chief Steward of the Social Impact Commons, but he only wanted to talk on Zoom. What does it mean when an advocate for “the commons” works remotely and opts not to meet face to face? I guess this is our “new normal” where civil society is fed to AI in bite-size chunks. I cancelled the meeting and gave a two-hour presentation instead about what I’d hoped to tell Mr. Squire in person.

Check out the video below for an explanation about how social prescribing has been set up to undergird social impact profit taking via public health data analytics. So many well-meaning people seem intent on facilitating the tokenization of every sacred aspect of life and in doing so are unthinkingly shoving us down a path those in power imagine will lead to the emergence of a complex super-organism birthed from our collective consciousness.

I prepared this slide presentation on social prescribing to share with a local non-profit last year, but – shocker – they weren’t really interested at the end of the day. Still, it’s important information, and hopefully I will be able to a walk through it one day soon. In the meantime if you want to check it out, it includes useful links that provide context for today’s talk.

Feel free to explore the map / labyrinth here.

Remember, I’m uploading audio to Anchor if you want to listen instead.

Social prescribing slideshare link here.

Bonus! This is a video where I read-aloud (with some commentary) two posts from early 2019 on “collective impact” and the United Way’s ALICE (Assets Limited Income Constrained Employed) program in the context of the Shanzhai City’s Honk Kong Blockchain Time Bank initiative and Idaho Libertarian plans for privatized (tokenized) welfare. Read the posts yourself here and here.

One thought on “Feeding Art and Culture To the Machine One Token At A Time

  1. Ian says:

    Therefore… “I cancelled the meeting and gave a two-hour presentation instead about what I’d hoped to tell Mr. Squire in person.”
    Love that…
    A two hour presentation is even better.

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