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Grant Potter

hey @audreywatters - you appear to be on pg.84 of Walkaway https://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2017/04/cory-doctorows-walkaway-hardware-hackers-face-the-climate-apocalypse/ ".. she called him on every crumb of bullshit, found crashed projects where gamification had run wild, so financialized that every incentive distorted into titanic frauds that literally left structures in ruins, rotten to the mortar. They were existence proof of the terribleness of his cherished ideas. She pointed out that getting humans to 'do the right thing' by incentivizing them to vanquish one another was stupid. She found videos of Skinner-trained pigeons who'd been taught to play piano through food-pellet training and pointed out that everyone who liked this envisioned himself as the experimenter -- not the pigeon."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

"It's positive reinforcement to keep a beginner coming back." ... I like the toy piano metaphor http://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/348-everyone-s-a-musician-no-one-is-the-boss-1.4015088/now-everyone-can-write-a-song-1.4015332

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

1907 Upright Piano into a desk. http://imgur.com/topic/Staff_Picks/8c7SC

Grant Potter

https://blog.jonudell.net/2016/10/23/reading-and-writing-for-our-peers/amp/

"before the advent of recording and mass distribution, music wasn’t performed by a small class of professionals for large audiences. People gathered around the piano in the parlour to play and sing.

Personal online publishing once felt like that. I don’t know if it will again, but the barrier isn’t technical. The tools invented then still exist and they work just fine. The only question is whether we’ll rekindle our enthusiasm for reading and writing for our peers."

Grant Potter