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Time to get things rolling! On Saturday, the 31st of August Floppy Totaal will visit WORM in Rotterdam for an event entirely devoted to floppy disk music. We call it 'Floppy Totaal: Magnetic Flux'. Adam Frankiewicz, Sascha Müller and Remute are part of a two part program that consists of workshops, talks and performances. For more information and tickets check: &

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12-13.07.2019 + + !

Upsetting Settings presents graduation projects initiated by Alexander Roidl, Alice Strete, Angeliki Diakrousi, Joca van der Horst, Natasha Berting, and Zalán Szakács. The concept of this exhibition arises from the idea of the default setting, a situation in which a specific mode of interaction is selected automatically, pre-configured to work out of the box without the need to tinker with its underlying apparatus. Every system comes with default settings predefined by its creators, and most of the time, these settings remain unchanged by us, the users of such systems. These defaults do not represent our needs but are possibly the materialisation of biases from the system's makers, from corporate or political interests, from a society at large. The projects engage with the concept of default modes and propose interventions in their core structure/source/root so as to start thinking collectively about better places from which to begin. You are invited to become root users, active listeners, smart speakers, intentional eaters, counter trolls, sensorial spectators!

Grad projects overview:
Full programme:

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Usare #Microsoft Office365 a #scuola è illegale perché i dati personali degli studenti vengono spediti in USA, ha stabilito il garante #privacy dell'Hessen.

È ora di passare al #SoftwareLibero!

Anglodutch design: a mix of criticality; distrust of modernist ethos and universalism; speculative approach; blur with art, music and fashion; performativity; bold attitude; entrepreneurialism; anti-corporate

everywhere: entrepreneurialism stifles criticality

the netherlands: criticality is an entrepreneurial asset

"[…] being a specialist rather than a multi-skilled 'creative' is becoming a thing of the past and a mark of being over thirty-five." Angela McRobbie

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I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

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Please share widely or pass on to interested people:
post at University of Limerick (Ireland):

Lecturer/Lecturer below the bar in 3D Modelling, Animation and Digital Fabrication

The post holder will have expertise in some or all of the following: digital modeling, animation and rendering software, computational design tools such as Maya, Unreal, Cinema 4D, Houdini or their open source counterparts Blender, Natron, Godot etc.

The successful candidate will have:
• Doctoral degree pertaining to the domain of 3D animation or digital fabrication or related disciplines. Alternatively, a doctoral degree in a related area and demonstrated 5 or more years of experience in games engines, VR, AR, digital fabrication or related disciplines.
• An active research and publication record in at least 2 of the following areas:
• Interaction design
• Games development
• Virtual and augmented reality
• Experimental media and digital art
• Design and fabrication of full-scale development prototypes
• Applications of machine learning and AI
• Video editing and projection mapping
• Demonstrated expertise in 3D modelling/animation and digital fabrication

More details here (type “3D modeling” on the “Any Extra Keywords?” field:

anyone experienced with /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness ? I changed the permission to modify the file without sudo (for i3 bindings) but after restarting the file is '-rw-r--r-- 1 root root' again…

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"If 20 people are in a coffee shop, then there are at least 21 cameras: One embedded in each person’s phone and, usually, one tucked high in the corner."

#AI #FaceRecognition #Surveillance

"the spreadsheet mindset of the life-plan" McRobbie

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