inorganic african feminist @ztsamudziCurrently behind a paywall, but I’ve written a piece for @thedailybeast about how black inhumanity (not simply “algorithmic bias”) is coded into facial recognition software and that’s why it can’t see us, and black people in tech can’t fix that
#MSWL The underground anti-tech resistance are black people who aren't detected/recognized by the evil corporate tech.
Shannon/S.A. Chakraborty @SAChakrabooksPlease....if a POC #ownvoices author even writes a Mission Impossible-esqe heist novel involving people breaking into the British Museum to recover their stolen treasure, I will help you write a query letter and blurb your book and push it into people's hands.
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii yes #MSWL
Sarah Zhang @sarahzhangThis is such an incredible bit of sleuthing.
Scientists found mysterious blue particles in a 1000-year-old woman's dental plaque, only to realized they had stumbled into a forgotten history of female scribes.
Adam Satariano @satarianoHUGE new NYT investigation about location data. Your whereabouts (home, school, church), pulled from apps on your phone, then sold to advertisers and even hedge funds. A weather app is doing an alarming amount more with your data than providing a forecast. nyti.ms/2GaRywe
This is terrifying BUT also a great jumping off point for a thriller... #MSWL
(Turn your location off, people! <3)
41 Strange @41StrangeA storm-damaged tree at Durand-Eastman Park, Rochester, New York, is attracting a lot of attention due to it's resemblance to a famous local ghost named 'White Lady' pic.twitter.com/xHg7KpuU2L
#MSWL, especially in conjunction with the Bella in the Wych Elm project I’ve wanted for years!!!
Ed Solomon @ed_solomonI'd so rather have a "flawed" screenplay with an original voice than a perfectly structured one that feels like literally anyone could have written it. (And with the plethora of "how to" books out there, pretty much anyone *can* write one, though very few can write a good one.)
I've often heard discussion about where story beats in kids' fiction are "supposed" to be (for commercial effect/familiarity), and it bugs me. I really appreciate this thread that reminds us that a standard is a common point of reference, not a rubric for success. #writetip #mswl
Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitmanI've often said I'd LOVE a YA retelling of Much Ado, and I stand by that, but I'd love a feminist reclaiming of it, too. That's a #MSWL, by the way--YA graphic novel retelling of Much Ado about Nothing starring modern-day POC teens. What would such a retelling look like?
I would EXTREMELY love this. #MSWL
Tiffany Shelton, Witch-in-Training 🕸️ @TiffanyDiahannI can't tell you how much I say I want to acquire books about friendships, especially how to deal with either growing up and apart or having an incident that breaks the friendship apart. #MSWL twitter.com/Jene_e_edwards…
How many times have I asked for this? Give me my friendship breakup book—it hurts at every age. #MSWL
Bo Bolander @BBolanderRetelling of the Little Match Girl where al her match visions are of burning down capitalism and the patriarchy until she uses her last precious one to light a stick of dynamite & throw it over the palace gates
Jessica Felleman @jmfellemanIllustrated memoir or graphic novel where the main character has synesthesia or somehow experiences the world in a non-traditional way #mswl
Hello I will fight Jess for this. #MSWL
(Love you, Jess!)
#MSWL YR/MG/YA graphic novels! Great art is the priority: by great I mean clean, expressive, well--and cleverly!--laid-out. You can do a lot with a little, but if you do a lot, those details better suck my face into the page. That+adorable, funny, heartbreaking characters.
Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennetteYo I would be VERY HERE to read all about a (magical?) Arctic culture in which the people communicate and bond with whales. Maybe pairing with a specific whale pal is a coming-of-age thing! #MSWL
Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette#MSWL: A near-future novel about the end of the open internet, and how a grassroots rebellion is communicated and grown BOTH analog/off the grid and by circumventing Big Brother online. Give me handwritten codes, brilliant strategy, and principled hackers, please!
I just think the worldbuilding for this could be SO cool, particularly when it comes to analog codes. #MSWL