One of the main reasons I hate Instagram is they try so hard to keep all creativity and content on their own platform, not even allowing simple links outside.
Now they might start doing that... but you have to pay for it!
Way to break the freedom of the internet!
It's hard to find Canadians who dislike Mountain Equipment Co-Op, the venerable, beloved co-op outdoor store modeled on REI. Millions of us have paid $5 to join the co-op and make it our first port of all for outdoor gear.
It's being sold to a rapacious American Private Equity fund.
It's a sordid and disgusting tale.
About a decade ago, the board started to favour members who had operational experience over traditional board members - drawn from the co-ops rank and file.
New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS
Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the #Fediverse and how these are getting entangled with #FLOSS practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.
The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.
It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (https://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/the-eternal-network)
Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!
#introduction -- i'm a musician, artist, and researcher in Toronto working on the politics and aesthetics of every-day computation. Currently at the University of Toronto completing my MFA.
riyl: pan sonic, crass, janet cardiff, the culture, gibson, ...
very much enjoyed the Hackers viewing and panel last night from Hackerscurator. So many funny stories, and great to see the actors now. #hacktheplanet