Recovering OG internet journalist. Support my voice: patreon.com/xenijardin. @boingboing since 2003. Had cancer but ain’t dead yet. xeni@xeni.net
RT @xeni: In the late 2000s I dated a very famous scientist who was part of John Brockman‘s coterie who said things about “the island”, whi…
RT @xeni: Based on what prominent men in science and technology have told me privately since this PR stunt, I have even more serious questi…
OK now do this but with the President of the United States
It’s just happened so few times in my life, period. Needed it lots.
Hard for me to communicate how shocking and beautiful this feeling is. To watch men stand up with righteous courage and say no, I’m not going to enable this anymore. Tears of gratitude. Relief. And a loss for more words than this.
Add @natematias to that list of A Few Good Men.
(Ethan Zuckerman announced he was leaving MIT MediaLab yesterday.)
New: more fallout from that half-assed revelation by Joi Ito involving Jeffrey Epstein’s money and MIT MediaLab, as well as Joi’s personal startups and nonprofits. https://twitter.com/natematias/status/1164058524017733632
RT @vpalacin: @natematias @EthanZ @civicMIT I'm so proud of everyone at @civicMIT. This is how doing the right thing looks like 👏
RT @grimalkina: @natematias @EthanZ Thank you for putting some righteous courage into this world. I did not expect any actions around this,…
RT @natematias: @EthanZ @civicMIT I have also informed the Media Lab that I am also leaving and am transitioning CivilServant's remaining s…
RT @griffey: @xeni @EthanZ Others at Media Lab are beginning to remove projects and connections as well. https://twitter.com/natematias/status/1164058524017733632
RT @casinclair: Architecture for Inhumanity: Here are the architects and designers who got hired by Jeffrey Epstein. Fun fact: Last time I…
RT @casinclair: @xeni ^ there is one thing taking funding, another to knowingly design and build. Believe me, that’s more than one or two d…
* sort of stealing a prior @dearsarah tweet here, she’s said more or less the same about @EthanZ. We are both grateful for good men like Ethan.
RT @EthanZ: About that @BostonGlobe story... On me, and deciding to leave @MIT @medialab: https://medium.com/@EthanZ/on-me-and-the-media-lab-715bfc707f6f
Needs to be said again. @ethanz did something no man has ever done in my career. Stood up for women & girls 👏 in a way that cost him personally 👏 & benefited him personally in zero ways at all. MENSCH. I know there are more of you. Look to Ethan, you’ll know what to do. https://twitter.com/xeni/status/1164020104050331648
RT @1impossible_grl: @xeni Numbers 3s are covered in fleas. It should keep them up at night.
RT @LeftYvonne: @xeni Everyone who welcomed him back into society after the first conviction. New York Presbyterian MDs who examined Virgin…
RT @Wikisteff: @WillettsMagazi1 @CapulettiM @xeni Wow. This is an amazing piece. I knew about Minsky, but Smolin? 't Hooft? Is the Perimete…
RT @WillettsMagazi1: @CapulettiM @xeni Harvard indeed. And MIT's AI laboratory. And the larger implication of sexual discrimination, struct…
RT @CapulettiM: @xeni Harvard.
RT @xeni: Do the right thing number threes.
RT @xeni: 1 and 2 are criminal. 3 is amoral, but not necessarily criminal or convictably so. Whole lot of number threes out there
RT @xeni: @MariahCBlake @dabeard @EthanZ @David_Ingram @jkbjournalist Ethan is a good man. Known him a long time. Intact moral compass.
RT @yesthatkarim: @dearsarah @xeni @jkbjournalist @VickyPJWard @kimmasters “As a scientist I always judge things on empirical evidence and…
RT @johnedwinmason: @xeni 😄 Yes. Getting old is a much better way to get to where you've got no more fucks to give. I'm there. It's great.
RT @xeni: https://web.archive.org/web/20170330051732/https://www.edge.org/response-detail/11362
RT @xeni: Look how these great men of science and technology cowered before his money and ill-gotten power. What chance did a 14 year old…
RT @xeni: There are 3 levels of Jeffrey Epstein Hell. 3 types of participants in his criminal ecosystem. 1) Sellers 2) Buyers 3) Everyon…
RT @JoeMcMonster: @xeni 100%. Fellow survivor. Recovering from cancer was the kick in the ass I needed to find the introspection required…
Clarification: I do not recommend getting cancer
RT @xeni: In the late 2000s I dated a very famous scientist who was part of John Brockman‘s coterie who said things about “the island”, whi…
All of these great scientists and men of technology had the same blind spot. They were unable to determine the difference between a child and an adult.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnndddd THAT is why we need gender diversity and people or color represented NOT just in the labs. But in the POWER STRUCTURE.
RT @dearsarah: @xeni @kimmasters @jkbjournalist @VickyPJWard @EthanZ At MIT, more fallout from the university’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein htt…
RT @dearsarah: @kimmasters @jkbjournalist @VickyPJWard Will ANY man or institution be held accountable for working with or lying about Epst…
RT @dearsarah: @jkbjournalist @VickyPJWard @kimmasters The Science of Sleaze https://www.thenation.com/article/epstein-science-sex-abuse-eugenics/ This—& the impact Epstein had on who…
RT @marganina: @xeni Pretty sure I donated the kidney that contained my last fuck to give. 😂 Lifesaving fuck 😂
RT @xeni: It’s 2019. Jeffrey Epstein’s tech philanthropy tour was 2013. Took 5+ years for science & tech Jeffrey Epstein $ recipients to re…
RT @xeni: Joi Ito of MIT Media Lab got Jeffrey Epstein’s money for his side startups too not just MIT. That’s quite a friendship isn’t it.…
RT @dearsarah: @xeni @kimmasters @jkbjournalist @VickyPJWard @EthanZ if it isn’t evident from my tweets, I, too, told Joi—shortly after he…
RT @cd_clifford: #rapeculture https://twitter.com/xeni/status/1163806128888619009
RT @marganina: @xeni I say that of being 36-year-old survivor of HIV and living kidney donor. High ten (several times).
Hey babe if you’re reading this don’t worry I’m not gonna tell anybody about the cocaine you stuff in the hotel room safe.
RT @xeni: So, the threats have begun. Don’t bother. I’m well protected now, in every sense. And I got way bigger balls than you, assholes.
Being a middle aged cancer survivor who does not give a fuck is the best don’t let anyone fool ya
I once went on the world’s weirdest date with Richard Dawkins, but it wasn’t him. He was in that scene though!
The gentleman in question hasn’t made a public statement and I doubt he will. I don’t expect much from these womanizing assholes.
Here’s one. I really appreciate that Lior shared this. Many people have mentioned things like this to me but few have tweeted. https://twitter.com/lpachter/status/1163608101443928064?s=21
In the late 2000s I dated a very famous scientist who was part of John Brockman‘s coterie who said things about “the island”, which I now understand was Jeffrey Epstein‘s island. He went. It adds up now. Science and technology professionals, did you hear whispers? Tell me.
RT @dabeard: @EthanZ @xeni @David_Ingram @jkbjournalist Note: MIT Media Lab chief Joi Ito, also a @nytimes and @knightfdn board member, has…
What makes a man good are the sum of his actions, bub. Not up to me. Up to him.
One of Joi Ito‘s friends contacted me today asking me to back off. Because he’s a good man. Compared his anguish to Epstein’s victims. Not one of the MIT bros who contacted took issue with the facts, however. Just don’t like seeing a woman angry at the revealed truth, I imagine.
 
I got shit from some media defenders for merely complaining that the NYT story headline did not acknowledge his membership in the NYT board. Boys will circle wagons around boys, it seems.
Just a tiny hamster lovingly grooming their human /via @BoingBoing @xeni https://boingboing.net/2019/08/20/just-a-tiny-hamster-lovingly-g.html
RT @xeni: Perhaps you read a late Friday mea culpa drop from a certain Jeffrey Epstein money recipient. Here’s what I think of him and the…
RT @xeni: If you live long enough, one of the scary things that apparently happens in old age is all of your heroes and mentors and big sca…
Interestingly, some folks like me, @xeni & @rushkoff were never invited on his jet or to the island retreats -- which is kind of interesting in & of itself. If you took a donation from Epstein for a good cause, you got hoodwinked by a sociopath--you did nothing wrong @Joi.
 
This Epstein controversy highlight for everyone the need to be on guard when big-money individuals come calling with generous donations & investments Of course, no amount of reasonable researcher would have given @Joi or @Harvard the ability to know his well-hidden crimes
 
 
 
 
 
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