Time for a 'lil #introduction. My name is Silvio, I'm Italian but I live in the Netherlands. In the past I researched artistic "post-digital" publishing, I wrote about the entrepreneurial ideology in relation to precarity, and did a lot of other stuff such as graphic design, web development, installations, net art, zines, weird tools, videoclips… I'm starting to suspect that consistency is not among my core skills
Right now I'm mostly busy documenting and understanding a sense of disillusionment that seems to permeate the design field.
Currently, I'm an assistant professor in design theory and criticism at the Center for Other Worlds in Lisbon (https://otherworlds.pt/) and I'm part of varia.zone, a lovely space dedicated to everyday technology.
While writing about the past and the present of computer usership, I amassed a mastodontic year-long thread. That was fun :) https://post.lurk.org/web/statuses/105695998969010498
The attached photo is by @joak
So, after one year of read-write time about computers I thought of having a Mastodon première of The User Condition, a looong text on computer agency and behavior. Here's the link, enjoy:
Of course I'm profoundly grateful for the help that I received from all of you people here (check acknowledgements at the bottom).
Needless to say, I welcome feedback, criticism, bug/misspells reports and whatever else comes to mind :)
Open call: Parallel Library Services
Between October 2021 and March 2022, in Rotterdam and online
Deadline: 24th September 2021
Parallel Library Services is a workshop series that documents the many actions and situations that libraries and amateur librarians facilitate in their practices.
More about the workshop series here and how to apply:
any good article essay on wifi names as publication / grey literature?
bonus zine: http://p-dpa.net/work/xfinity/
It doesn't make life easier, that's for sure. Because you are somehow incompatible to your surrounding. I'm so used to doing what I do that I just put it into the jargon of "project management" to make myself compatible. But life isn't a project. It happens.
… and that's quite a paradox, given that I'm officially a design researcher. I just hope it's a productive paradox.
(forked from birdsite https://twitter.com/miminew__/status/1432392237199998981/photo/1)
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