For those of you interested I'll present some experiences and findings about the project during Radical Networks: https://radicalnetworks.org/
Held between october 19 and 21 in Berlin. Really interesting yearly conference on alternatives network topologies such as #mesh and #p2p, protocols new and old, meaningful understandings of #networking politics, weird prototypes etc etc organised by @chootka
Looking for more sources of audio/visual material in #publicdomain or #CreativeCommons or licenses giving similar freedom for creative (re)use.
Other than the 'classics' wikimedia, archive.org, ccsearch, openclipart, gutenberg.org, librivox, freemusicarchive, fontlibrary, freesound
Retoot to write a list together!
For the #OpenDesignCourse for refugees, starting on Monday.
quote on digital infrastructures
"Devil’s Bridge mythologies are based in part on the conviction that human hands alone could not possibly have undertaken such state-of-the-art technical structures and that their very accomplishment must have exceeded human capacity at a number of levels. And in the incredible uplift of their vaulted overarching spans, they also seem somehow to shed their own materiality. Devil’s Bridges serve to remind us that in the face of new and mystifying technologies—in this instance, an architecture explicitly designed to overhang an otherwise intractable distance—it is sometimes equally difficult to suspend our disbelief; that the construction of physical, connective infrastructure might just as well be conceived as a leap of faith."
Deb Verhoeven, from 'As Luck Would Have It'
Tortoise says "I also don't know anything about networking."
fur says "Yes, Tortoise. You are in the right place."
1989 TinyMUD Robotics Conference
Got my name on a programme, that means I'll be doing something here --> https://www.artisbook.nl/kunstenaarsboekenweek-2018/programmering/
Give an open equivalent, #OpenNMT (Open Neural Machine Translate) a try! There's a live #translation page (similar to Google Translate) at:
“The Techno-Galactic Guide to Software Observation is the obsessive fantasy of optimization turned on its head and stuck to the ceiling of a self-reflecting elevator. It is the ultimate book, with almost 300 pages of dos and don’ts, of forgotten #histories and un-inevitable #futures, of mindful agile actions and improvisational service architectures, of any and all things that you can and cannot imagine needing in a techno-galaxy.”
photos by michaela lakova, via firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is the opening of the The Warp and Weft of Memory at Castrum Peregrini, where Renee Turner will present her work. It has been a rewarding time assisting this project: tackling issues of digitisation, the archival of intimate belongings and getting lost in the slipperiness of semantics. Would be great to see you there!
CCing Mediawiki enthusiasts
via l'insostituibile Archivio Grafton9 (https://grafton9.net/) grazie al quale scopro che al Forte Prenestino avevano provato a rifare Cybersyn! https://archive.org/stream/Cybersyn/cybersyn#page/n1/mode/2up cc @ccl
HEY HEY, The Techno-Galactic Guide to Software Observation is on Monoskop! https://monoskop.org/log/?p=20190
"Lately, a wave of yellow bikes from China has been crashing over the cities of this planet, bringing shitty steel constructions into every corner of the world. But what do these bikes do? Are they here to improve the mobility of urban populations or to track their every move? Will they be used for a long time and regularly repaired, or will they be thrown away once they start crumbling? Do we actually need privatized bike-sharing in our cities?
As reports are starting to pile up, that oBike – one of these bike-sharing startups – is shutting down (and taking millions in deposits paid by their users with them), it is important to think about a new way to use these bikes.
LibreBike is here exactly for this reason – to change the whole thinking behind bike-sharing. What if you wouldn't have to pay for the bikes? What if bikes where simply public goods, to be used by everyone? Turns out, in just five easy steps, every oBike can be made into a LibreBike – a bike for everyone!"
Finally an excuse to visit Timișoara:
design * bureaucracy,
Mediawiki Stockholm syndrome,
botnet as infrapuncture,