I posted the text of "Material Paratexts," my keynote talk for the International Conference on Computational Creativity https://posts.decontextualize.com/material-paratexts/

the talk begins with a field report of my own experience with making paratexts for computer-generated works (i.e., introductions, afterwords, blurbs). then I propose "cistextuality" as a concept to accompany Genette's "transtextuality," and apply this concept to various assumptions and techniques that are prevalent in computer-generated text

hi there! I am looking for references of digital archives that use interesting / less usual navigation systems for 'browsing / exploring' content; it can be through taxonomies, queries, any other ways of inviting for engagement and interaction. Any thoughts? 🖥️ ✨ 🔭 👀 Thanks

Hello fellow farmers 🙂
Poetic*hemistry of Soils ⭍ Soil Chromatography Workshop with Special Guest Oliver Jäggi ⭍ Regenerative Energy Communities Open Lab ⭍
Circular Soil Chromatography is a somewhat poetic way of gleaning information about what's going on in the dirt, using an old-school photographic developing process, and requiring a qualitative analysis method akin to reading tea leaves. We have never done this before, so this will be a DIO / LIT (Do it Ourselves / Learn it Together) summer holiday workshop.
Thankfully we'll have Oliver Jäggi joining us, who also works with big fancy chromatography machines in a chemistry lab that manifests big fancy data, and so we'll be thinking about the tensions around different forms of sensing and analysing our environments too, while the soil-as-photographer manifests nice artworks for us to decode.
Bring a tablespoonful of soil that you would like to analyse or that you think would give interesting results!
More info on and directions to the Open Lab can be found here: regenerative-energy-communitie

Anaïs Berck invites five makers for a paid residency during two weekends in September and October 2022. We're encouraging applicants from underrepresented communities with a decolonial perspective.
Thanks for spreading the call: anaisberck.be/open-call/

Avantwhatever.net invites applications for two-month financially-supported server residencies.

We undertake hosting as creative and social practice, helping people to host their own stuff online and to develop shared server practices. We engage with the internet as material reality, from the technology employed to the energy used, and country occupied.

Full details, application process, and contact information available at: https://avantwhatever.net/

Delving in the latest e-literature collection 4, discovering authors who publish their source code online, like lizadaly.com/pages/a-physical-

[JOB] Researcher campaigner on corporate capture & Big Tech

Are you fed up with the power of Google, Facebook, and other Big Tech players ? Are you passionate about tackling social injustice, economic inequality, and climate change ? Could you be our new researcher and campaigner on corporate capture & Big Tech ?

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and (...)

"we're going to take your blog post and break it up into byte pairs then republish those byte pairs in algorithmic order, interspersed with and alongside other people's byte pairs. cool with you?"


"too bad!"

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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

🥳 lumbung.space is online 🥳

We've been working with ruangrupa & friends for a while now and we're super proud to see the project launched!

Here's an excerpt from the public post:

The aim of lumbung.space is to create a digital infrastructure that is maintained by the lumbung network without being dependent upon exploitative digital infrastructures. The pandemic and the ensuing digitization of many aspects of creative practice, offered an extra reason to focus on networked media practices. lumbung.space, therefore, is an urgent experiment that tries out what an artist-run digital space could be like.

lumbung.space was conceptualized and developed together with @rra an artist and doctoral candidate in Interaction Design at Malmö University and with @autonomic. Their work for lumbung.space is part of the @coopcloud initiative, which allows other collectives to set up similar infrastructures.


'Google verkoopt jou', een gesprek over monopolies van ICT-bedrijven en hoe die te bestrijden. Onze data wordt geoogst bij het dagelijks gebruik van de grote digitale spelers om dan gebruikt te worden voor geldgewin en manipulaties die ver uit ons zicht blijven, laat staan dat we hier nog controle over hebben.
Maar wat doe je er aan? Ik wil op in dit gesprek met oa. Peter Olsthoorn en Thomas Van Oppens alvast uiteenzetten welk alternatieven we bieden met @nubo_coop (mail en cloud op coöperatieve basis) en @nestor (helpt je organisatie privacyvriendelijk te werken).

On the 23rd of May 18:30-20:00 CET, the cell for digital discomfort (Jara Rocha, Karl Moubarak, and myself) is organising a workshop as part of 2022!

A workshop session to map out each of our current conditions of connecting and being together, the physical-political, and technological conditions using a diagrammatic methodology.

The workshop is geared towards installing ourselves into the conference's infrastructural spectralities by sharing, learning from and attuning to each others' conditions for connectivity, online participation and basic computer-mediated mundane day-to-day life. We want to pose this affirmation as an initial trigger: installing is about situating — attuning to our network of (inter)dependencies and attuning to the dependencies with our local and vernacular but also standardized and planetary networks.


RT @transmediale@twitter.com

₍˄·͈༝·͈˄₎ We’re starting off the next edition of transmediale festival with a series of thematic open calls.

Learn more about the Call for Festival Contributions and our two residency programmes in collab/w @prohelvetia@twitter.com and @diracchile@twitter.com @culturas_cl@twitter.com


🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/transmediale/status/1524365803277242369


'The AI industry does not seek to capture land as the conquistadors of the Caribbean and Latin America did, but the same desire for profit drives it to expand its reach. The more users a company can acquire for its products, the more subjects it can have for its algorithms, and the more resources—data—it can harvest from their activities, their movements, and even their bodies.

Neither does the industry still exploit labor through mass-scale slavery, which necessitated the propagation of racist beliefs that dehumanized entire populations. But it has developed new ways of exploiting cheap and precarious labor, often in the Global South, shaped by implicit ideas that such populations don’t need—or are less deserving of—livable wages and economic stability.'

"Nous sommes nombreux-ses à nous être désolidarisé-e-s de pratiques destructives en privilégiant des sources d’information indépendantes, une mobilité douce ou une alimentation respectueuse de la terre et des producteurs-trices. La proposition de Nubo va dans le même sens. Il s’agit bel et bien de prendre soin d’un espace de notre vie dont nous ne saurions plus nous passer, en lui donnant l’attention qu’il mérite plutôt que de le laisser s’emparer de nous."


Europe is racist, it is connected to colonialism and unaccaptable, change it!

here find a reading list ->

RT @poemproducer@twitter.com

still on:

Decolonization - for Europeans

“How and when did we become colonisers and by so doing
lay the foundations for the hierarchies of today's world”


🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/poemproducer/status/1468961054742892554

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