✨📺 The XOXO 2019 talks are here! Starting today, we’re releasing one video per weekday. To get notified, you can subscribe on YouTube and turn on notifications. youtube.com/xoxofest


Kicking off XOXO 2019, Tracy Clayton talks publicly for the first time about the rollercoaster of making Another Round at BuzzFeed, the importance of not signing an NDA, and the challenge of caring for yourself in the timeline era. youtu.be/lz5gpU5egOM

"To organize is to be deeply human." @GameWorkers co-founder @EmmaKinema on their effort to unionize the video game industry, and building a movement with radical care and compassion. youtu.be/dHp_DwVm2EA

In January, @Hbomberguy started streaming Donkey Kong 64 to "annoy a guy on the internet." Over the next 57 hours, it spun wildly out of his control, transformed by the community into something much greater—raising over $347k for Mermaids UK. youtu.be/lS1k88LzjkQ

Since 2016, @rek and @neauoire have sailed across the Pacific Ocean as Hundred Rabbits—making art, games, and music on Pino, a sailboat turned into an off-the grid design studio powered by the sun, wind, and their own homegrown tools. youtu.be/BW32yUEymvU

As Black Belt Eagle Scout, radical indigenous queer feminist Katherine Paul makes intimate indie rock shaped by her family and upbringing on the Swinomish Indian Reservation, creating space for others like her to follow. youtu.be/KXegN2LKXrM

"What happens when you become the representation you’ve been fighting for?” Racist Sandwich co-creator Soleil Ho on the pressure, anxiety, and risk of commodification that comes with the SF Chronicle naming her their newest restaurant critic. youtu.be/DM6Xe3wgycY

Mortician and NYT bestselling author Caitlin Doughty shares early signs from childhood and adolescence that she was destined for the funeral industry, and the “blessings and curses of a VERY specific advocacy.” youtu.be/35P6XSw5HMk

@neauoire Oh, before I forget again: are you still taking questions for the FAQ? And if so, is there a specific place to post them?

@rostiger here's good :) and yes I am, just make sure they're not already answered.


@neauoire I don't think any of them are!
It should go without saying and I don't think I'm overstepping any boundaries with my questions, but still: there's no obligation to answer, may the questions be too specific, in any shape uncomfortable or simply require too much time. I appreciate any insights you're willing to give.

@neauoire You share a lot of your knowledge, work and life with a public audience. Where and how do you draw the line between what is published and what stays private?

@neauoire Do you also create tools to support you in more private matters (e.g. family, physical & mental health, personal photo albums, etc.)?

@neauoire What does your infrastructure for handling data backups look like?

@neauoire How do you feel about GitHub as the host of all your project repositories?

@neauoire And finally, and most importantly: What coffee grinder do you use? :)

@rostiger I'll answer the other ones tonight and update the faqs page with answers tomorrow :)

@rostiger it's a no for this one, maybe I should. But I don't really have much to say about this. I only create tools to affect creative output/input.

@xoxo people think that is cool to say "comrades" like communists and to say that people should give Portland back to "people that was there before". These people are so fragile that they might need some reality to see that the industry is hard for everybody and this is simply how people learn to get better: challenges... to organize workers is one thing, but this being done by people with these ideas makes all of this corrupt and ideological by nature, and is just bad

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