We're happy to announce that we just started to work on three new interdependent online resources: the Damaged Earth Catalog, the Permacomputing wiki, and the permacomputing workshop series!
Damaged Earth Catalog
A growing online catalog of the different terms in circulation, used by communities of practice, in relation to computing and network infrastructure informed by ecological ethics, degrowth, resilience, repair, and minimalism. Currently developed by @l03s as part of her PhD research.
A new wiki about permacomputing that aims to expose its principles, present and discuss the concepts and jargon required to engage with permacomputing, and maintain a repository of related projects. Currently facilitated by @viznut and @320x200 open for contributors!
Permacomputing in the Arts
A workshop series that will be developed throughout end-2022 and 2023 as an onboarding course for permacomputing practices in art an design. The workshops will be made available as an Open Educational Resource. Developed by @320x200 as part of a postdoc research on the topic.
Yes, there is a possibility for permacomputing to become a keyword to designate the cool hobby of dilettantes, relatively privileged tinkerers, or posers obfuscating their nonetheless genuine interest in some aspects of computational culture behind a vague discourse on sustainability.
For me, the gamble to open the wiki at a time where viznut just started to work on the principles, is that this is hopefully going to attract enough people from diverse backgrounds so that the scenario above does not happen, or that things will at the very least balance or will allow to keep a check on questionnable statements, projects, and narrow perspectives.
In that sense, it would be very useful to have your input, experience, and contribution to the wiki, and more generally active participation in forming the discourse around permacomputing in these early days.
What do you think?
@michal @viznut I personally haven't found non-emulated/non-FPGA UVM implementations or even specs, but I have a few projects that come to mind, like the J1 that I would like to list. I'm taking suggestions if you've stumbled on papers on digital preservation that mentions specific target platforms that are not virtual machines.
Bedrock platforms and and UVMs are not the only possible way toward digital preservation. I've listed a couple here: https://permacomputing.net/digital_preservation/
We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.