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SCI-HUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?

You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!

https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/nc27fv/rescue_mission_for_scihub_and_open_science_we_are/

https://phillm.net/torrent-health-frontend/seeds-needed-scimag.php

Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!

Haven't taught in any serious way for 13 years, with the exception of the odd mini crash course once in a while. Every time it takes me an hour or two to get back into it and after that it's all fun again and I don't want to stop :oh_no_bubble:

I should also put all this stuff into abstractions...

Tonight at 18:00 CET is the time for a new episode of The User Condition series! Artist and reluctant engineer @praxeology will converse with designer without qualities Silvio Lorusso about – ominous soundtrack — N E T S T A L G I A.

MySpace eulogies, pure HTML pride, RetroPie consoles, Geocities reboots, Winamp-inspired portable MP3 players, "brutalist" web design, resurrected dead media, Stranger Things-like series, philologically correct CRT TV pixel art renditions, LEGO bricks ASMR.

Undoubtedly, we live in a time of nostalgia of the adventurous web of yore, the good ol' computing, the endless gaming days. But what exactly was so precious about it? What is that we long for? Are we just stuck, incapable to see the good in the new? Or is this longing for the past a way to re-inject some lost values into the near future?

Drawing from the work of Svetlana Boym and Mark Fisher, Howell and Lorusso will unpack the current netstalgic waves, trying to distinguish their restorative element from the reflective one. They will attempt to unearth the futures buried in the past, the futures that never were and yet here they are, haunting us like a distant MIDI lullaby.

Date: Monday, 17th of May 2021
Time: 18:00h - 19:00h CET
Location: Online (stream.vvvvvvaria.org/)

More info: varia.zone/en/usercond02.html

Tomorrow I'm doing a new episode of Caffeine Radio.
This time the cyber-enthusiasm of the 1990's and dreams of an upcoming “internet age” are the topic.
While we may experience it as a nuisance in these times, back then
"working from home" and "socializing remotely" were imagined as a liberating vision of an exciting future!

I'll introduce you to some cyberspace figures and how they imagined these futures to happen.
Next to that I'll also play some tracks by artist who drew their inspiration from these futurologists.

18th of May, 1800-2000 CET. Tune in at www.operator-radio.com!

Last weekend held the .

collective thoughts and creations that were made can be seen here: vvvvvvaria.org/plaintext-party

Digital Solidarity Networks started as a shared listing of tools, practices and readings for digital solidarity, conviviality and togetherness. In May and June 2021 we are organising 3 public moments for collective relearning.

For the first event, happening on Thursday 20 May, 15:00 -18:00 CEST, we will be joined by Dušan Barok, who will speak about Artist-Run Digital Networks and Community Work.

Together, we will be asking:

* How can we reconfigure digital networks across timelines and communities?

Read more about the event and the Digital Solidarity Networks series here: vvvvvvaria.org/en/dsn-1.html

@ccl @manetta

Sonic Electronics in collaboration with IKLECTIK will present next 20 May an event dedicated to Female Noise Composers.

As a network of sound artists, sonic practices, noise, computer music, audiovisual projects we are always looking for experimental works. If you have a new project that shows how computing has enhanced your performance, please contact us for the next event in June 2021.

Our aim is to play with challenging modes of computing that defy corporative, commercial software driven by profit.

We are calling to projects developed with open source operative systems and handmade / DIY software.

sonicelectronicsfestival.org/

Des nouvelles de l'AAH :

La pétition stagne à 20%, c'est pas cool du tout
https://petitions.assemblee-nationale.fr/initiatives/i-358
Je sais que c'est chiant de devoir re-signer et re-faire-tourner alors que la première pétition au sénat a déjà atteint les 100 mille signatures demandées.
Sauf que à partir du moment où la pétition existe sur le site de l'AN (et elle existe, on a déjà du la réécrire parce qu'une première version avait été très mal rédigée, donc les militants antivalidstes se sont unis pour proposer un texte de qualité), il faut qu'elle soit signée, sinon on perd.
On a jusqu'au 17 juin (date du vote) donc faut y aller 💪​

📖🇫🇷 Ravi d'avoir un article/poster dans cet énorme livre démontable :
Màj: design, environnements techniques & pratiques exploratoires. sous la direction de Gwenaëlle Bertrand, Maxime Favard et David-Olivier Lartigaud, 2021, Cité du Design— Esadse

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Hi , I'm Quentin, I'a graphic designer free-software and enthusiast . Since two years I share these interests with students by teaching at Nimes University and The Orléans School of Art and Design. I'm part of @velvetyne prepostprint.org and Atelier Téméraire (which distribute political/graphical zines, thesis and posters). I'm also a big fan of and currently working with a beautiful plotter call Plotilde (adopted with @raphael ). I love organise meeting's and workshop to exchange with poeple and learn new stuff.
To pay my rent and eat I develop small website (I'm mor specialized in the frontend job, I'm afraid by big architectures).
These last month I'm questionning the notion of in my domains and the society. I'm interrested by promoted by movements.

I'm in free to attend talk/panel tonight about
💻 :nes_fire: :unwanted_ok:

5-7pm UK time

"Online Panel: Experimental publishing and alternative networked cultures

Convened by Ruth Blacksell and Lozana Rossenova with contributions from Karen Di Franco, Aymeric Mansoux, Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak.

The emergence of experimental post-digital publishing over the past decade has opened up new modes and methods of design practice that have allowed for extended relationships between social and media environments. This panel discussion draws on historical as well as contemporary references to examine such approaches through a range of perspectives, spanning the fields of art, graphic design, digital media and software development. The projects and practices discussed in the presentations and subsequent Q&A will consider the shift away from fixed to more fluid forms of publication and acts of publishing that are contingent upon networked, interactive and hybrid (digital/analog) contexts."

research.reading.ac.uk/centre-

Arnaud, Chun, Dustin, @l03s and myself got interviewed about our game/project What Remains in the VGS forum, as part of scrobins' A Homebrew Draws Near! blog series. Was super fun to write this together :D

videogamesage.com/blogs/entry/

Two days ago I was also invited by David Young of Royal Holloway University London to talk about the project. It was a very good chat (thanks to the input from Olga Goriunova, Alfie Bown, David and his students of course) on the relationship between video and .

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Pleased to report that Hometown v1.0.5+3.3.0 is now released! This release adds no new features, it simply brings Hometown up to date with Mastodon v3.3.0.

https://github.com/hometown-fork/hometown/releases/tag/v1.0.5%2B3.3.0

#hometown

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