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Digital Autonomy And The Arts with The Starfire Codes

Jul 10 2024 Gabriel

I spoke with Demi Pietchell from The Starfire Codes to learn from her experience as someone with a long career in online media. We touch on many ongoing concerns such as community dynamics, censorship, the loss of coherence online, and even how that impacts artistic and intellectual creatives. Featured Works: The Unintentional Online Meritocracy Experiment The Importance of Intellectual Honesty Censorship: An Unethical Violation of Natural Law The Loss of Meaning in a Hyperconnected Age Social Fragmentation: Examining the Roots and Finding Reconnection The Digital Autonomy And The Arts Series includes an open invitation for discussing how our digital experience impacts our lives.

Digital Autonomy & The Arts with Hunter Stabler

Feb 18 2024 Gabriel

Thrilled to have had an excellent conversation with Hunter Stabler about digital autonomy and the arts. We spoke about many different topics, ranging from Free Software, community, and the broader impact of social media. It was a pleasure to connect with somebody who’s taken many steps towards reclaiming their digital autonomy, and has such incredible talent. You can take a look at Hunter’s creations on his Pixelfed. We share an affinity for Blender Antennapod and XMPP.

Digital Autonomy & The Arts with Anne Gibbons

Jan 12 2024 Gabriel

I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to discuss Digital Autonomy & The Arts with Anne Gibbons. Anne is a courageous cartoonist and an inspiration to those who want to learn to make their mark on the canvas of history. We discuss the unique challenges that impact our lives at the cross-section of digital autonomy and artistic expression. I really appreciated having a discussion with a creative and passionate voice with such a wealth of experience.

Digital Autonomy & The Arts with Margaret Anna Alice, Visceral Adventure & Liam Sturgess

Dec 13 2023 Gabriel

In what has become my most ambitious media project yet, I had the pleasure of hosting a conversation with people I look up to as among my personal heroes. The Digital Autonomy Series is now one of my favorite projects as it allows the Libre Solutions Network to truly start to live up to its name. Visceral Adventure I got to know Tonika through Operation Uplift. Her open mind, kindness, and drive are huge inspiration.

Digital Autonomy and the Arts: Part 3

Oct 21 2023 Gabriel

It is my honor and pleasure to have worked alongside such a passionate and talented writer. Margaret Anna Alice is an inspiration to those worldwide who wish to resist and dismantle totalitarianism. She is one of many critical voices in these turbulent times. Margaret Anna Alice writes about media narratives, politics, propaganda, mass control, psychology, history, philosophy, language, film, art, music, literature, culture, and health with a focus on COVID at Margaret Anna Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Digital Autonomy and the Arts: Part 2

Sep 05 2023 Gabriel

Liam Sturgess and Visceral Adventure join Gabriel to discuss the arts and cyberspace. Watch Gabriel & Liam’s previous discussion on digital autonomy and the arts here You can follow Visceral Adventure on Substack, Twitter & Rumble Visit liamsturgess.com to stay up to date with Liam’s work. You can also follow him via Twitter or the Fediverse at @LiamSturgess@gigaohm.bio Don’t forget to check out his series Microjourneys on Rumble. Which is also mirrored on this instance

Digital Autonomy and the Arts

Jul 20 2023 Gabriel

This conversation is a follow-up to a piece written last year Art is the expression of the human soul, with it’s value being largely in the eye of the beholder. Corporations and governments can imitate art, or mass produce it with financial advantages, but they can’t compete with genuine creativity borne from real passion and real experiences. Tyranny isn’t beautiful, and slavery isn’t inspiring. When given a choice, people will naturally choose the free and beautiful over the rigid and stagnant.