Perhaps not necessarily ‘lost’ John, but as @claganach implied, decidedly harder to find?
I guess few folks make much use of the ‘archiving’/cataloguing’ features such as Moments & Bookmarks? And Liking of course seems to have been repurposed from Favoriting. 🤔
— Ian Guest (@IaninSheffield) May 6, 2020
One thing I wonder about sharing spaces is not what is technically possible – Twitter actually includes quite a few features to help users, such as hashtags, saved searches, bookmarks and moments to name a few – the question is how easy is it to personally mine this information and subsequently build upon it? This was the point that both Cal Newport and Austin Kleon have recently touched upon, sharing the power of a space of one’s own.
Common lunch time, after work socials, ‘check-in’ meetings, team building activities, common work hours… there are many conventions that bring staff and work communities together that will change, and ‘undermine’ (?) the social fabric of previously positive work cultures.
There seems to be a lot of discussion about technology as the answer, but Naomi Klein suggests we could also re-imagine the spaces and the way we work within them:
[Eric] Schmidt is right that overcrowded classrooms present a health risk, at least until we have a vaccine. So how about hiring double the number of teachers and cutting class size in half? How about making sure that every school has a nurse?
I’m in my house and I’ve walked around every room and noticed things about my house which I’ve lived in for four years, but I really do feel like this is the first time I’ve lived in my home and made my house a home.
This time has given cause to notice some spaces that have long been overlooked, as well as see others in a new light. After reading Erin Bromage’s breakdown of the different risks associated with the coronavirus, I wonder what work will look like moving forward? Will there be a move against open planned spaces? Will work spaces become smaller to diversify the risk? One thing I am confused about is how a back-up ‘secret’ space protects a business when the risk relates to who is actually in the room?
As an entire world stares down a long and confusing struggle, I have a hard time summoning any empathy for the shit that Abel Tesfaye is talking about.
Future porn will be people talking without masks in public places.
If your job is to tell me how to do my job, you should at least know how to do my job.
This is an ongoing challenge working in a support space associated with transformation and change. You never quite know what is coming and there are often less people around to bounce ideas and experiences off. It can be daunting, but it can be fun. At the end of the day though, if you are going to ring someone up to follow up on a problem, at least know what you are talking about. As M.J. Arlidge reminds,
Trust is a fragile thing — hard to earn, easy to lose.
I am always intrigued when I meet a devout Metal listener, someone who will only listen to one particular style of music no matter where they are. Personally speaking, I think music is always associated with context and the contestation of space. I will be honest, I often listen to more eclectic electronic music with headphones as it may not be what those around me are wanting to hear.