The weather, currently.
Thursday is going to be bright, sunny, and cool, which is the perfect weather for my last day of the semester! When I’m not writing about the weather, I’m teaching digital art and graphic design to university students. We’ll be critiquing our final projects indoors, unable to enjoy those mild highs of 61°F, but I’ll have cookies and a skylight filtering in the sunshine.
In one course, the class has to make a zine about environmental issues. My students have been thinking about things like desertification, urban sprawl, water contamination, and bleached coral reefs. But these Zoomers also seem very hopeful about their future, which surprises me. They dedicated the zine to future generations, and seem to think that maybe if they care about the planet, their children will be able to see the poppies bloom. I’ll be dreaming about their soil eroded wastelands when the sun sets and the clouds gather, and temperatures fall into the 40’s, eventually giving us a chilly low of 42°F. —Renée Reizman
What you need to know, currently.
We are ramping up efforts to finish building Project Mushroom ASAP — a safe platform to promote connection, mutual aid, and transformative action at a critical moment in history.
As a supporter of Currently we are inviting you to be one of the first to join Project Mushroom today — A platform is only as good as the people in it, right?
You can get a Project Mushroom account by following this link. Best practice is to use the same username you had on Twitter to help people find you. If you get stuck, check out our On-Boarding Instructions and our Support Page below, or email us: email@example.com
We’re also giving you the first access to something we've been working on for weeks: An automated tool to help you import your friends from Twitter and rebuild your social media networks on Project Mushroom.
This tool is a work in progress, so please bear with us. It will only work if you first register for Project Mushroom and select your username using the steps above. If you see any funky bugs, email firstname.lastname@example.org
From the very beginning, we've promised Project Mushroom to be a safe place on the internet — and this tool is designed for you to share this space with your most trusted allies, friends, and colleagues that you want to change the world with. We are the only Twitter alternative (as far as we know) that has a team of paid moderators — and a commitment to racial, social, and climate justice. Our goal is to make migrating your entire social network from Twitter as easy, safe, and enjoyable as possible.
Your support has made it possible for us to build this community, and we aren't finished yet. We have a Kickstarter going right now, and we need your help getting it across the finish line. We’ve raised almost 100k and have 8 more days to raise 100k more. When you pledge your support, you’ll have a chance to vote on an exclusive Project Mushroom sticker design.
Is this all a lot of info? We feel you. We’re hosting an information session on Monday the 12th at 7 PM EST, to tell you more about Project Mushroom and answer your questions. Reserve your spot now!