On May 17 Rhizome's Preservation Team will answer audience questions live on the internet: rhizome.org/events/from-black-

We made a notepad where you can write down issues you'd like to discuss: notepad.rhizome.org/BBOSIV?edi Or just bring them up during the session.

The session will not be recorded, so nobody has to pretend to know it all. 😅

If you're an artist, digital preservation professional, hobbyist, or just interested in anything related to digital art preservation, tune in—I hope we'll be able to give some useful hints.

Apparently some Geocities user owned an infinity of accounts to overcome storage limits and share his galleries of "adult material".

The Geocities Research Institute bot on Tumblr is now drowning in Overalls Girl

cc @despens

Idea for new blockchain: moneyCOIN, based on proof of money in the bank

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Idea for a new blockchain: pixelcoin, based on proof of screen space

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Idea for new blockchain: RAMcoin, based on proof of memory

I'm increasingly fascinated by all the different foldable carton structures used for consumer wine bottle delivery.

where's the definite essay on fediverse vs metaverse?

I found this book on the sidewalk. It describes theories of intergalactic trade, how relative time is affecting loan interest rates, how transport close to light speed affects the value of French wine, how market matchmaking, ordering a product, its delivery, and possibly return and reclamation of faulty goods works when these processes can take decades, among other things.

This was published 1989, but has a Three Body Problem vibe 😉

Das tolle daran, auf auf Spotify zu podcasten oder auf Substack zu bloggen ist ja, dass es endlich nicht mehr über dieses schreckliche offene RSS-Format verfügbar ist und wenn die Plattform untergeht, ist es alles endlich weg, genau wie das offene Internet mal gedacht war.

I'm in free to attend talk/panel tonight about
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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."


For the record, MS put out some great fonts, like Arial, Arial Narrow (!), Georgia, Comic Sans, Tahoma, Consolas, probably more. But (with the exception of Consolas) the "C-Font" series deserves to vanish.

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Microsoft is about to retire Calibri as the default font for absolutely everything. I couldn't be more happy, it has really polluted the public sphere with its awful forms, and also looks wonky on systems that do not use Microsoft ClearType® rendering.

Here's a list of new candidates to replace Calibri, but my hopes for a good choice being made are low, given the mood-boardy, low-contrast presentation on the announcement website:


Thank you @rra for adding the Unwanted Stickers to the lurkspace! :unwanted_angry: :unwanted_cry: :unwanted_doggo: :unwanted_dolphin: :unwanted_grimmace: :unwanted_happy: :unwanted_horseface: :unwanted_kiss: :unwanted_love: :unwanted_moonface: :unwanted_neutral: :unwanted_ok: :unwanted_rabbit: :unwanted_sad: :unwanted_smile: :unwanted_smirk: :unwanted_thinking: :unwanted_thumb: :unwanted_tux:

If you even remotely liked the previous online event in the series From Black Boxes to Open Systems that was all about preservation of net art, you're going to go nuts about the next one on Monday: rhizome.org/events/from-black-

My amazing colleagues and me will present the new ArtBase, Rhizome's collection of online art, founded in 1999 and now remade as a linked open data repository. We bring it all: emulation, web archives, federated SPARQL queries, multiple variants per artwork as a system of digital provenance, post custodial concepts, etc etc. Annet Dekker will join as a respondent even.

All this of course based on the assumption that I will survive the weekend ahead which is about fixing ca 1024 remaining issues :thinkhappy:

I am happy to reveal that a non-profit legal entity for Mastodon, Mastodon gGmbH, is in the process of being entered into the German company register.

For context, I have been operating as a sole proprietor so far.

It's been in the works for 8 months but I didn't want to announce anything until everything was finalized just in case it didn't work out. Yesterday, I paid in the starting capital.

It wouldn't be possible without the help and advice of @mellifluousbox. More to follow in blog form.

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