TATIANA MAC

@TatianaTMac

Banal

B

ur

0

nary

1

UNHELPFUL CONTEXT

Which oppressive, limiting, and incomplete social construct do you wish to possibly falsely identify as in order do little more than ease the temporary discomfort of strangers you'll likely never see again, risking deep dysphoria, misgendering, and repeated trauma to do so?

UNHELPFUL CONTEXT

wut r u??

UNHELPFUL CONTEXT

On some days, like today, I feel more "masculine" because we've associated and connected strength and suits and self-assuredness with that word, but on other days I feel "feminine" because we've associated and connected vulnerability and dresses and makeup with that word.
...Does that help?

Going to the restroom without an identity crisis is a privilege.

I'm privileged to present as a gender not antithetical
to who I am

I don't often experience
gender dysphoria

I don't believe in the gender binary

I identify as a
gender non-conforming person

I also identify
as a woman

Something that I have to use 10x* times a day shouldn't
give me an identity crisis

* lol

Non-binary/gnc/ agender people are mythical creatures

You don't care
about my gender

Nonbinary and trans people are literally spliced?

What does gender have to do with the bathroom at all?

Why do you have to make everything about gender?

Overdesigned
solution to a non-existent "problem"

PROBLEM

Is that a room I can
release some
[soft | hard]ware" in?

"

HELPFUL CONTEXT

Will I be able to change a baby there on something other than the ground?

Will everything be accessible to me?

SOLUTION

WC / Restroom / Toilet / Potty

Binary

Us

TATIANA MAC

@TatianaTMac

Banal

B

ur

0

nary

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https://v.gd/BanalBinary

@TatianaTMac

Slide into my slides

Slide into my DMs

0

0Intent

a division into two groups or classes that are considered diametrically opposite

binary

a number system based only on the numerals 0 and 1 : a binary

Llull

1232-1315

1646-1716

Leibniz

1815-1846

Boole

"The Guy-naries"

Ramon, 83

Likes:

Catholicism

🧮 Math

😘 Writing romance

👑 Supporting royals

tl;dr-ing Truth

 

Dislikes:

🕌 Islam

🕍 Judaism

 

Ars Magna

a universal model
to understand reality

B Goodness Difference Whether? God
C Greatness Concordance What? Angels
D Duration Contrariety Of what? Heaven
E Power Beginning Why? Man
F Wisdom Middle How much? Imagination
G Will End Quality? Senses
H Virtue Majority When? Vegetation
I Truth Equality Where? Elements
K Glory Minority How/w what? Instruments

Quality

Comparative

Interrogative

Entities

B Goodness Difference Whether? God
C Greatness Concordance What? Angels
D Duration Contrariety Of what? Heaven
E Power Beginning Why? Man
F Wisdom Middle How much? Imagination
G Will End Quality? Senses
H Virtue Majority When? Vegetation
I Truth Equality Where? Elements
K Glory Minority How/w what? Instruments

Quality

Comparative

Interrogative

Entities

E Power Beginning Why?  Man

symbology

code

combinatronics

Llull

banish all erroneous opinions*”

To Llull, this was Judaism and Islam

*

(~300 years later)

Gottfried, 70

The universe is incredible. I study it through math, philosophy, science, and language. Friends call me the 'universal genius' lol

 

Want Platonic friends for science societies!!!

When one compares the talents one has with those
of Leibniz, one is tempted to throw away one's books and go die quietly in the dark of some forgotten corner.

Denis Diderot

The Father of Binary System

symbols

code

arithmetic

Leibniz

1656–1730

Bouvet

Louis

XIV

1643–1715

I Ching

Yin

Yang

Yang

Yin

Broken

Unbroken

Yin

Yang

Dude this I Ching is a legit framework

What's that?

it's this code thing where these symbols have meanings and they explain life 🤯

can u airdrop it 2 me?

lmao when did airdrop start working??? ... here

thanks i got an idea!1 brb

Yang

Yin

Zero

One

dude this is sick! tl;dr this basically proves God exists

check this out

 Explanation of Binary Arithemetic

George, 41

You'll either love me,
or you won't.

Boole

algebra

datatype

lunar crater

Mary Everest Boole

parapsychology

self-taught mathematician

married to George Boole

George Everest

(eev-rest)

Everest never saw...Everest.

Indian atomism

dyad 😉

triad

atom

Laws of Thought

Boolean

Binary

operators

+ -
* /

AND,NOT, OR,XOR

Boolean

Binary

variables

0,1

TRUE,
FALSE

Boolean

Binary

result

n

TRUE/
FALSE

true = !

= !false

p = !q

truth

treowð

West Saxon

📍

West Saxon

treowð

fidelity

loyalty

veracity

truth

fidelity

loyalty

veracity

faith

social

technical

truth

veracity

technical

truth

logical

Truth

fidelity

faith

Truth

philosophical

Boole

Leibniz

Llull

truth

Truth

Human existence has, is,
and always will be about the

search for meaning

truth

Truth

philosophical

logical

p,q...n

AND, OR...

The meaning of life

Humans determine the variables

p,q

abcdefghijklmnop,qrstuvwxyz

p,q

Humans assign meaning to

p,q

p = dogs are good
q = racism doesn't
    exist

Humans determine
the expressions

p = true;

If p, then q

Computers execute variables, functions

p = true;

So, q = true

Humans are complex, computers are not

B Goodness Difference Whether? God
C Greatness Concordance What? Angels
D Duration Contrariety Of what? Heaven
E Power Beginning Why? Man
F Wisdom Middle How much? Imagination
G Will End Quality? Senses
H Virtue Majority When? Vegetation
I Truth Equality Where? Elements
K Glory Minority How/w what? Instruments

Quality

Comparative

Interrogative

Entities

linear

geometric

exponential

linear

geometric

exponential

super
exponential

Travelling Salesperson Problem (TSP)

Given a list of cities and the distances between each pair of cities, what is the shortest possible route that visits each city and returns to the origin city?

📍

Travelling Salesperson Problem (TSP)

truth

Truth

philosophical

logical

p,q...n

AND, OR...

The meaning of life

truth

Truth

philosophical

logical

Must be persistently true ∀ p,q

Variable,
undefined

simple

complex

imagine
the retro!

Find meaning, truth

OVERDUE

Eliminate Judaism, Islam

INVALID

Invent binary

OUT OF SCOPE

The binary was
an accident

helpful

Gordon, 96

I find transistors irresistable


ps: I'm really into silicon 😉

1

Impact

Ferdinand Saussure

1857–1913

structuralism

methodology that implies elements of human culture must be understood by way of their relationship to a broader, overarching system or structure

binary opposition

the means by which the units of language have value or meaning; each unit is defined in reciprocal determination with another term

Signifier

Signified

Good

Evil

Good

!Good

Our tongues are better suited to writing than speaking, and there is more pleasure in reading us than in listening to us.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The words do not convey half the meaning; all the effectiveness is in the tone of voice. Judging the Orientals from their books is like painting a man’s portrait from his corpse.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1

Impact

Power

>

Land acknowledgement

the empire on which
the sun never sets

British Empire has held
23% of population and
24% of total land

Big Coloniser Energy™

Colonisation is our context

1232-1315

1646-1716

1815-1846

Boole

Leibniz

Llull

1907-2003

Teal

Columbus' Colonisation Tours™

Mercantalism

Industrial Revolution

Stocks

Spanish Colonisation

Contemporary

Coloniser

Colonised

Coloniser

Colonised

Humans determine the variables, functions

Colonisers

Coloniser

Colonised

Everything has, is, and
will always be about

power

Binarism reinforces individual power

#NotAllIndividuals #YMMV

WHITE

CIS MALE

ABLE-BODIED

PROTESTANT

WEALTHY

HETERO

AMERICAN

NEUROTYPICAL

white
wealthy
abled
hetero
cis male
citizen
neurotypical
Black
poor
disabled
queer
trans nonbinary
immigrant
neurodivergent
white
wealthy
abled
hetero
cis male
citizen
neurotypical
Black
poor
disabled
queer
trans nonbinary
immigrant
neurodivergent

Good

Bad

Binarism reinforces systemic power

👑

♟️

🛡️

Monarch

Clergy

Commoners

Nobility

👑

♟️

🛡️

Monarch

Clergy

Commoners

Nobility

Media

🗞️

👑

♟️

🛡️

Monarch

Clergy

Commoners

Nobility

Media

🗞️

Science

🧪

Technologists provided power
to politicians

(We still do.)

Even if we our technology carries intent to help,

if it is used to harm, we are

complicit

👑

♟️

🛡️

Monarch

Clergy

Commoners

Nobility

Media

🗞️

Science

🧪

👑

♟️

🛡️

Wealthiest

Clergy

Commoners

Nobility

Media

🗞️

Science

🧪

11

Tomorrow

Question
the binary

Opt for additive over reductive

just

unjust

Try the ternary

Use and instead
of or

yes

no

maybe

Leave space for
the unknown

State fewer facts, more curiosities

If Binarism is the problem...

And for the
devil's advocates 🥑

...what about non-binary computers?

Qubits

Complexity is the problem

Technology is not our answer

husband walks in the rain

EXT. ENGLAND 1864

gives a lecture, drenched

wife douses him in water

husband dies of pneumonia

the thing that
harmed to heal

Technology cannot solve human problems without also causing them.

Mesopotamia

Ancient Egypt

Roman Empire

Today

agriculture

irrigation

conquest

big data

We're already stolen from future generations—
ones already alive.

Efficiency is not our answer

Jevons Paradox

availability

efficiency

consumption

Efficiency is a capitalist tool

An efficient Cybertruck still contributes to
an anti-environmental infrastructure

Do we really want to allow a white able-bodied man who has created exploitative technology and grew up complicit under Apartheid to colonise Mars?

Learn how
to unlearn

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nonbinary

lack of something

non

what they aren't

not enough

binary

Binary Thinking

Us

Spectral Thinking

#sponsored #ad #promotedpost

Reject the
binary within

Good

Evil

Inheritence of original sin

Thou mayest

You're not
a bad person

But sorry, love, you're not a good person either

Cost of a bad act?
Value of a good act?

What's the statute of limitations?

Who is the judge? Jury? Executioner?

Bad act
Good character

Consequence?
Or Fate?

Good act
Bad character

Redemption?
Or Fate?

Character is mutable

Separating art from artist

We need hold space for people
to change

Connect the art
to its context

Words are
fleeting

Actions are countable

Actions are
our context

Embrace most important binary

In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.

Angela Davis

white
wealthy
abled
hetero
cis male
citizen
neurotypical
Black
poor
disabled
queer
trans nonbinary
immigrant
neurodivergent
racist
classist
disableist
anti-queer
anti-trans
disableist
anti-immigration
anti-racist
anti-classist
anti-disableist
pro-queer
pro-trans
pro-immigrant
anti-disableist
individual
anti-racist
anti-classist
anti-disableist
pro-queer
pro-trans
pro-immigrant
anti-disableist
community
society

Binarism reinforces individual power

#NotAllIndividuals #YMMV

It's not about giving marginalised people power

It's about taking power from centred people away

It's about taking power from centred people away...

...and dismantling the system that values power

racist
classist
disableist
anti-queer
anti-trans
disableist
anti-immigration
input
methodology
structural

Evolution, including genetic progress in human nature and human capacity...

...will be from now on increasingly the domain of science and technology tempered by ethics and political choice...

Soon we must look deep within ourselves and decide what we wish to become."

E.O. Wilson

Morality mustn't be
the currency of others

We can't force others,
but we can inspire them

This will not
be easy

Unlearning is work; we will mess up

Resistance
must be resilient

This will not
be easy

Timshel

[sic]

Thou mayest

We mayest—together

Our Banal Binary

By Tatiana Mac

Our Banal Binary

Binary code is the axiomatic core of computing. From ones and zeros, we built magnificent inventions that visualised black holes and cup-winning football goals. Our reliance on the binary has a cost. Our language, laws, and technology build upon reductionist Boolean thinking: true and false, good and evil, black and white, just and unjust. The binary that gifted us could also become the most monolithic harbinger to developing nuanced solutions for social change and innovation. We will fracture the spokes of this axiomatic wheel, exploring a new model that encourages a more intersectional and inclusive way to build for all.

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