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My essay 'Welcome to the Crapularity - Design as a Problem':

"Both types of design-production, Apple’s and Aputure’s, end up in various crapular economic feedback loops. These feedback loops include GAS [Gear Aquisition Syndrome] consumption, bottom-up globalization such as the multi-storey specialist electronics shopping centers in Shenzhen and Guangzhou that serve African traders who export the goods to their home countries, the global economy of AliExpress consumption, their links to the human/non-human zombie armies of shadow banking, fintechs and crypto currency mining, resulting in whole batteries of mutually interwoven, meta- and super-wicked problems from financial system bubbles to post-democratic politics and environmental collapse.'"

archined.nl/2019/11/welcome-to

MoneyLab conference highlights, #platform #blog 

another reason to despise : its intervention on the dosage of notifications so that users check it more often

tip for a good life: abandon any notion of totality

another 2020 buzzword prediction (hoping that it works 'hyperstitiously'): post-ambiguity art (i.e. art that goes beyond irony, no pseudo-neutral corporate crosspollination, enough of making 'evil' visible by performing 'evil, etc.)

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last saturday, book mini-launch, #varia 

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what web interface do you use?

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We've almost reached the end of the first phase of our research. Time to look back nostalgically at "Double Density", our second event. We just posted a report on our website, summarizing all the highlights. Check it out at: floppytotaal.org/report.html

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rant, fee 

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since time became junktime (fragmented, messy, disrupted), the only way to focus on something is by developing mild paranoia: having the constant thought of this something in your head as a background process which emerges to consciousness when hit by external stimuli

for Norbert Wiener fascism = centralization; turns out fascism can pretty well be federated

Two new (old) works added to p-dpa.net: "code {poems}" conceived by Ishac Bertran (2012); and Ambient Fiction Reading System 01 by Tan Lin (2006-07)

Watching this video on the rise and fall of wework I realize that the authentic accelerationsts are VCs youtube.com/watch?v=X2LwIiKhcz

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introducing self: Grafton9, a diy archiving initiative of italian books, zines and journals of autonomous left and grassroots squats, of late '90s (but not only). very low quality, very low profile, a lot of activities on hacking tools and software for digitization and publishing on the web, and collecting rare published materials.

grafton9.net
archive.org/search.php?query=c

everything can be browsed, downloaded, keeped offline.

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Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.