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"Designer graphique et dessinatrice de caractères, vient d’achever deux années de recherches à l’ autour des formes d’ . Iel crée le trio typographique Germinal, Floréal et Fructidor. Membre de la collective d’expérimentation de nouvelles formes graphiques et d’écritures inclusives , iel participe ainsi à la , plateforme mettant à disposition des caractères , et afin d’encourager leurs usages."

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The new issue of OW is out and I'm very proud of it. First, because it's penned by lurkers @aiscarvalho and @rlafuente, whom I've admired since I got to know their work.

Second, because it is topical: here, Ana and Ricardo rigorously dissect Stayaway, the contact tracing app launched in Portugal during the Covid pandemic. By analysing both the technical limitations of the app and its misleading visual metaphors, they prove that a grounded criticism of public health monitoring systems is possible. Reconsidering the app after its demise, they warn us against a novelty bias in the public discourse, which is too focused on promotion and expectations rather than consequences and effects.

Read it here:

And don't forget to subscribe to get future issues right in your inbox! :boost_requested:

>The story of JSLint is held up as the poster-child of how silly ethical licenses are. The library’s license included the term “The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil”, which was claimed to be pointless and unenforcable because it was so vague. And yet, IBM was sufficiently scared of the possibility of legal trouble that they asked the JSLint author for express permission to use JSLint for evil.

Using an ethical license might result in confused people asking you for permission to do something you specifically said not to in your license?
Found this old story while looking up on ethical licenses:

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Trouble sleeping? Join me on September 28, 12:30pm (NYC time) for my little edition of the Herb Lubalin Lecture Series at Cooper Union, where I'll be rattling on about letterfitting. Specifically, how to translate the rather nebulous language we tend to use in conversation into something more concrete that we can make real comparisons with. The fouroneone below:

Watching from home <3
Many thanks @lgm for organizing a program and live stream!

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For all the people at this weekend. If you are interested in and discussions and presentation, come join us at the meeting this year, in Rennes,

Our Call for Proposals just opened

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A couple of months ago I tooted looking for a vector grid-based editor. Nothing came up so we (Manufactura Independente) set out to make one.

It still has a set of kinks, but it's usable to the point that we've been using it to make a few designs.

We plan to release it in Feb/Mar under a free software copyleft license (AGPL). It runs on the browser with no server-side logic and no tracking.

If you'd like to try the beta and tell us about your experience, that'd be fab! Just reply to this toot and we'll get in touch.

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rant lgm 

We are still suffering from, what I'm going to call, the Lenna problem in some #lgm presentations.

Let's stop using sexualized images of women in presentations. It does not serve the project nor the community in any way.


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freieFarbe is a nonprofit working on free color standards, references and tools based on CIELAB. even their color atlasses are CC licenced! #lgm19 #lgm2019 #lgm @lgm

Super cool extension to trace bitmap on Inkscape, using the centerline of stroke! Get it here:

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Many small curves to inspect how different tools draw them. From the research on *splines* by Ralph Levien.

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Help us put this account on the front page of the by boosting this toot. 😜

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Saw Eylul's presentation at #lgm it was really interesting.

Point was about her experiences with teaching students concepts instead of software, and in particular more about modifying tools and seeing the computer as one that can be modified too. Which was important when the students were doing something as technical as photography.

#libregraphicsmeeting #lgm19

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We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.

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