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Hi all, I've been lurking here for a while now, and hadn't got around to an intro post. I'm an artist/writer based in Leicester, UK. I just published a new thing bruise.in which is inspired and informed by a lot of the work I see posted in this network. It is an attempt at placing my fiction writing alongside my experimental publishing and network interests. There are three short novels available and some resources/ideas around e-pub research. 🙋🏽

ONE-CLICK INSTALL TO AUTONOMY? 🔥 💻 🔧 🏝️

Online talk by @rra and myself tomorrow 30.06, 6PMUK (7PMCEST), hosted by The Photographers Gallery, Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, and Fotomuseum Winterthur.

We'll talk about lurk.org, lumbung.space and xpub.nl

Register: screenwalks.com

If you're in Rotterdam this July (22nd-25th), keep reading!

Together with Santiago Pinyol and Luke Murphy we're organizing this year's edition of Relearn in and around the city.
Relearn is an intensive IRL three day collective learning experiment with as many teachers as participants from all backgrounds and disciplines to learn from-and-teach each other, beyond the traditional paradigms of education from an interest in free culture and practices of care.

This year's edition will take place in and focus on Rotterdam. We aim to explore the importance of self-organisation and the use of experimental tools to build alternative systems and economies within the urban fabric of Rotterdam.
Apply by the 30th of June! Find the full text of the open call here -> relearn.be/2021/

Excited to walkthrough my virtual studio with the audiences. This time I will talk about diagramming practice & coded images. is hosted by The Photographers’ Gallery, UK and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. Come and join us 🙂

thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Good riddance, Sir Tim Berners-Lee is auctioning "original source code that created the modern internet" as an NFT through Sotheby's.

Thankfully Steve Jobs isn't around to mint the napkin he drew a rectangle on (original idea for iPhone!), and Vannevar Bush cannot sell a photo of him in thinker's pose (the moment he invented Memex!), but I can see another full round of men cementing the idea of the monocausal, singularity-based, genius-driven history of the digital revolution via the "curate by first Google result page" NFT auction culture.

Tomorrow and Tuesday, the Computing within LIMITS workshop takes place.

I'm presenting a paper based on a discussion on Mastodon, started by @calcifer about terms related to sustainability and computing. I'm starting with a discussion of 3 historical terms from the 70s, rooted in anarchism, anti-technocratic critique and human-scale technologies, after which I dive into LIMITS related and grass roots terms, ideas and their associated practices.

Link to paper: computingwithinlimits.org/2021

Lurk instance is well represented, @rra is there, in paper session #3, with a discussion on degrowth and ICT, focusing on Low Tech Magazine's design choices and most importantly, why it sometimes goes offline:
computingwithinlimits.org/2021

Many thanks to @solderpunk @neauoire @viznut and @calcifer for their kind contributions!

14 - 15 June, from 16.00 - 20.30 CEST

computingwithinlimits.org/2021

@l03s is also presenting about the terminology around practices of making alternative computing infrastructures which think about and . What have they been called historically, what have they been called in academia and more interestingly, what have they been called in grass roots technology practices?

Her paper "has the goal of making the many counter narratives to the one of green capitalism visible, show the differences and similarities between them, create bridges between different fields and contexts and demonstrate the wealth this diversity of practices, and the thinking that informs them, brings"

She used a poll on mastodon and the subsequent discussion (post.lurk.org/@l03s/1057133321) as a way to surface the terms and she discusses some of them: and appropriate technology.

The paper really centers the diversity of approaches and the existence of alternatives not just by mentioning but also engaging with them. @viznut, @neauoire, and @calcifer are mentioned as are and .

The paper is useful for those that want an overview of current discussions on the topic because it points to the many places and ways these discussions take place.

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On monday I'm presenting a paper on solar.lowtechmagazine.com during the 'Computing within ' conference.

In the paper I'm describing the design choices we made, such as designing for unavailability and how they were based on reducing a few key metrics such as data transferred, calculations per request and use of third party services. This opens up a way of thinking about and ICT. We should be looking in to that waaaay more.

The paper also tries to implicitly answer the 'how do we do sustainable web design?' question and argues aiming for reduction (of bytes transferred, computation and infra required) as useful rule of thumbs guiding a design. That is to say, solar protocols, 'low tech look', 3.5MB dithered images, green CDNs etc ain't it.

However, it also self-criticizes solar.lowtechmagazine.com for the fact that it is so unreproducible and a very limited and 'easy' use case. So yeah no answer but thinking through degrowth should definitely be considered as the direction of the answer..

computingwithinlimits.org/2021

The digital fair repair act is making progress in NY state.

"TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the general business law, in relation to the sale of digital electronic equipment and providing diagnostic and repair information.

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill require original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to make diagnostic and repair information for digital electronic parts and equipment available to independent repair providers and consumers if such parts and repair information are also available to OEM authorized repair providers."

nysenate.gov/legislation/bills

open call for Relearn 2021, the Rotterdam edition! 'The what and the why of the Anarchive' >>>> relearn.be/2021/# (deadline for submissions is the 30th of June) .zone

"These aspects of cryptology are now known as ciphony, cifax and civision."

rainy sunday … continued with the typewriting stuff. i liked the idea from my first try with the textile pattern, so i continued a bit. I made some basic elements first and then merged them into a larger image on a grid. It’s more like a flying carpet now or wavy glitch something. I also used other glyphs that give it a more dense, textile like appearance (/, %, §). I didn’t want to in the first place, but things got very complicated VERY fast and i had to use a text-editor for composition and as template for typing line by line… :idle:

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Activating Captions: an online exhibition of audio-video work that "critically engages with captioning as a singular artistic form of expression." ... All works accessible online until 7 June.

https://www.argosarts.org/activatingcaptions/

"Undying Dusk is a video in a format, with a gameplay based on exploration and logic puzzles, in the tradition of dungeon crawlers."

lucas-c.itch.io/undying-dusk

EARTHRISE, this coming Saturday in , is an audio-based city starting at Roodkapje. There are free time slots available here

Tickets: roodkapje.stager.nl/EARTHRISE%

This game is this collaboration between MAMA, Roodkapje, Liminal Vision and first year XPUB students (Camilo Garcia, Federico Poni and Louisa Teichmann). They have come together to create a speculative narration on three future communities manifested in various architectural sites around the city.

earthrise.zhouwei.network/

The narrative is based on the worldbuilding of the film Zhōuwéi Network: Embodied Ambitopias. This week is the last week the game is up and running!

thisismama.nl/en/events/irl-en

If you missed this week's show, it's still looping!
The Broken Phone + 'between arepas and kartoffelsalat'
issue.xpub.nl/15/

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