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new spirit of capitalism - relationship between capitalism and creativity as ideology - Boltanski and Chiapello <https://newleftreview.org/II/1/sebastian-budgen-a-new-spirit-of-capitalism> Kickended, the database of failures of Kickstarter (campaigns that didn't get anybackers) <http://kickended.com> reboot of american dream via apps kickstarter biased from success stories usually.. 'top funded' are shown at the top you cannot delete a campaign from kickstarter, even if you dont get any money, for reasons of transparency there is a form of survivorship-bias present in Kickstarter service history of software told through the lens of the successful softwares
## dystopia of enterpreneurialism
crowdfunding puts on one subject all kind of enterpreunerial responsibilities <http://networkcultures.org/entreprecariat/my-two-cents-on-crowdfunding> "Why crowdfunding? Simply: what else do i got?" Source: way to finance an unpaid internship at the UN **the more precarity is present, the less entrepreneurialism is voluntary** so you mean welfare state sabotages enterpreneuring?
display of productivity/performance of productivity communicates a sense/perception(?) of purpose how to _enterpreneur_ Fiverr 'in doers we trust"<https://www.fiverr.com/> "because thinking big, is still just thinking"
the idea of an entrepreneur as Mark Zuckerberg or Marissa Mayer, but an entrepreneur is a do'er shift from visionary to doer (maybe there is a link here to ways of knowing understood via distanced observation, optical systems, etc vs cybernetic/performance/behavioral turn that comes with computing) there is no dream, or vision productivity-driven entrepreneur antagonist relation to the silicon valley kind of entreprenariat like Elon Musk enterpreuneurial populism entrepreneurial populism
Who creates these kind of apps? The creator of productivity Owl lived 7 years under the povertythreshold
pomo-d or o Pomodoro : 25 min of focused time with 5 min break, etc -> comes from kitchen timer Francesco Cirillo : the entrepreneur that also sells the physical objects (and makes cash for it too) the idea is to get into some small slots of focused activity in order to get things done
to work more efficiently intervals (absolute time, relative time, segmented time, circadian time) cfr. Workrave
what is productivity? how does software help you to be productive? display productivity it has a lot to do with visualizing your productivity todo list comes back in
Guy Debord : "ne travaillez jamais" Silvio made stickers with that slogan and put it on objects in different situations to create tensions stick them on various spots such as the toilet, fridge
work ethics dystopia : no possibility to go more extreme that it is already in order to denounce it. There is no fringe that you can go to critique this work ethic. This critique is internalized already cf. the fiverr ad as a way to make this sentence external, instead of letting it stay in the internal only H&M purse: "so much work / So little time"
question: what features/imaginaries of software are at stake in productivity tool? efficiency of code-> speeding code execution -> do more in less time
F.lux, a color-changing software, to have less blue lights in your screen in night hours <https://justgetflux.com/> (you also have one other: night owl! redshift also) bringing night inside the screen because there is no more night without a screen
aphorisms "abandon the struggle and you will obtain victory" "only mediocre people make mistakes"
video: Dr. Maxwell Maltz <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfVWWX2s7KE> "[self] image is all" "most of the people these days have an image of themselve that is close to the image from a fun-fair-mirror" (not exact quote) plastic surgery to psycho-surgery huge influence of this book in the US the self-help books are shaping the world
strong relation with a psycho analysis movement (?) positive psychologists famous book - "how full is your bucket?"
shift fromwhat is wrong with people >>>> what is right with the people new way of seeing the body and mind 'protestant porn', it is your responsability if you cannot lift yourself up by yourself rise of behavioralism as dominant framework in the field of psychology. and this is a big shift from the initial psychologists who were into cybernetics because it shifts from the unit/system being imagined as the site of cause and effect as family or society to just the individual
what is the relation to the word cybernetics? (In the US at least, Weiner made cybernetics a household term. _The Cybernetic Brain_ by Andrew Pickering has a history/biography of three or four different psychologists who were important for the first, second, and third waves of cybernetics - <http://heavysideindustries.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/The_Cybernetic_Brain_Sketches.pdf>) was it based on the time when cybernetics was very popular?
positive psychology => behaviorism - how full is your bucket <http://noproblemos.me> from university assessments(>) and self-help apps similar to tests used by social security, to assess ability to work,"expanded human resources"
relationship between mind and mindfulness
accelerate me <http://accelerateme.net/> rapid transformation through meditation techniques 'the fast track to the real you'[so an aspiration of both getting to the bottom/core of the self and changing the self to a better/enhanced/amplified version]]
"magic voluntarism" (Mark Fisher r.i.p.) <http://theoccupiedtimes.org/?p=12841> Mark Fisher: * Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures * Capitalisme realism, is there no alternative?
decontextualizing techniques and practices can hollow out these techniques and practices such as doing yoga at work in order to be more efficient instead of in order to connect to spiritual (but does that give us an idea of techniques and practices as basically non-transferrable, non-adaptive? maybe it would be interesting to think about best practices of shifting contexts)
## platform conviviality
infantilization of the user rhetorics of platform services
opposite example : Linkedin (in its previous incarnation (explicitness of LinkedIn as networking tool and tool for measuring how well you do at networkin is interesting in part because history of networking in this sense is tied to the history of women entering the workplace and needing to make explicit the social relationships that facilitate access and advancement because the implicit networks were old boys clubs) you rank in the lower 48% of your network Book by the founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman: The startup of you
a software that is a clock that somehow performs/represents what are the many ways you can present time?
Kim:Your practice deals with labour practices temporally structures to former forms of labour & computation Is there a relation to efficiency ideas implemented in code? and programmers? If we think of punchcards, how do they differently structure labour?
Government as a platform, by Tim O'Reilly Obama campaign, French developments you can plug in services, government as operating system
Is there a direct connection between programming culture and these kinds of tools?
Luis:image of 'isolator' -- The relationship of the machine and the body in coworking space, typical image of person sitting with headphones in front of machine as compensation you go undo the damage in the gym/yoga in the evening
Analogies of 'your body as a system' or 'the government as a system' a relation to programming the body as infinitely reprogrammable (programmer's view of the body) as a machine which needs to be maintained?
amazon patent on headphone technique - microphone: getting only the useful conversation from the office space
solitude le pain quotidien : a french documentary about food and industry where there are no two workers together, only people alone doing unpleasant work