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Hi hi!

Time for a 'lil . 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 :oh_no_bubble:

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 (otherworlds.pt/) and I'm part of varia.zone, a lovely space dedicated to everyday technology.

I toot mostly about , , and . Also, I enjoy posting "unacceptable" CW puns.

While writing about the past and the present of computer usership, I amassed a mastodontic year-long thread. That was fun :) post.lurk.org/web/statuses/105

The attached photo is by @joak

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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:

theusercondition.computer/

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 :)

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epub design 

Damn, it's been a while since I've tried something new and it feels like everything is even worse than I remember.

if I could go back in time and choose my tag as a writer, it would definitely be FAT32

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I read because in books I find allies, I encounter people that have already thought what I'm thinking, I meet eloquent individuals that make me feel less alone.

birdsite has become for me the new linkedin: my feed is full of people "thrilled" for the new job

What is the best character of The Witcher, and why exactly Bart the rock troll?

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Two years ago I replaced spotify by local music files + bandcamp + soulseek + mixtapes. I gain in musical diversity, I feel good about buying music again, and might consume less bandwidth.

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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:

simonbrowne.biz/parallel-libra

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"it’s not a bug, it’s a feature found in the wild"

submitted by Capable_Disk_3999

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12 Angry Men but the rain never comes and the fan remains broken so the men slowly drown in their sweat.

how do book references go to school? 

with the syllaBUS :unacceptable:

any good article essay on wifi names as publication / grey literature?

bonus zine: p-dpa.net/work/xfinity/

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@entreprecariat

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. :unacceptable:

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People learn skills. I, instead, acquire incapacities. For instance, I became utterly incapable of framing my activity through the lens of "projects". Obsessions, momentary passions, sudden epiphanies… this is what drives me. There is no plan, only gusts of winds tossing me around.

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