Due to the current situation and public health concerns the event "Radio On the #Radio" will not be public in the physical space of Varia but will be STREAMED online through: https://stream.vvvvvvaria.org/ We'll start broadcasting at 20:30. Don't forget to tune in!
More info: https://varia.zone/radio-on-radio.html
Cultural Workers Shouldn't Pay for the COVID-19 Pandemic in NL
"This is an anonymous open letter meant to address Dutch cultural organisations, institutions of education and research, and government bodies. Its goal is to raise concerns regarding freelance and remote work during the COVID-19 emergency. Feel free to circulate, appropriate and adapt this text."
Coronavirus/Covid19 in the Netherlands
Very interesting read, especially for the Dutch. In the meantime, the registered #Covid19 cases are now 503 (+101) and 5 deaths (+1) (#RIVM, https://www.rivm.nl/nieuws/actuele-informatie-over-coronavirus).
*How Dutch false sense of security helped coronavirus spread*
"Flawed advice that only those with symptoms can spread virus contributes to slow response"
"The position of Dutch authorities was that only people with symptoms could transmit #coronavirus. It was repeated by the government, national and local health authorities, justifying a cascade of decisions that allowed the Netherlands to keep up a “business as usual” attitude even as the virus exponentially spread.
The problem was, it was wrong. As early as February 21st, Chinese doctors published a case of apparent asymptomatic transmission; German doctors wrote to the New England Journal of Medicine on March 5th to warn of a case near Munich. The World Health Organisation advises transmission without symptoms is possible. …"
COVID-19, Italian data for March 10-11
The total numbers of recorded cases of #Covid19 in Italy on March 9th, 10th, and 11th were 9172, 10149, and 12462. The difference in the last day is jarring (+977 yesterday, +2313 today, with a growth ratio going from 0.54 to 2.37).
But yesterday’s data did not count for ~600 people in Lombardy. Take my calculations with a pinch of salt, but correcting yesterday’s data to add 600 people gives a growth ratio of 0.88 yesterday and 1.09 today, which is a bit more encouraging. #coronavirus
gesture producing a single meaningful action, i.e. *being* the action (fully manual) : Angry Birds
gesture modulating an external autonomous flow (full automation): Flappy Bird
@entreprecariat [about the banner of your post] this image reinforce the idea that apple "invented" the touchscreen... but it has been around since the 90's at least: https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/web/a14764511/a-crt-touchscreen-from-the-90s-shows-how-far-weve-come/
i'm aware it is not the topic of your essay, just that maybe using this image as a banner is not the best choice :)
thanks for building an history of web interface by the way!
ok, I tried to put together a tentative chronology of this idea of Interface Industrialization, connecting the emergence of web apps, the invention of the infinite scroll, the appearance of syndication and aggregation, the introduction of smartphones and thus the swipe gesture. Spoiler: it ends with a US Senator wanting to ban infinite scroll
I made https://rgb.constraint.systems, which lets you pixel-paint with keyboard controls. I wanted to try an experimental interface for selecting color, that feels more like playing an instrument than choosing from a palette.
subchapter title: Infinite Scroll and the Paginated Mind
web 2.0, what was it about
Tim O'Reilly in 2005: "The race is on to own certain classes of core data: location, identity, calendaring of public events, product identifiers and namespaces. In many cases, where there is significant cost to create the data, there may be an opportunity for an Intel Inside style play, with a single source for the data. In others, the winner will be the company that first reaches critical mass via user aggregation, and turns that aggregated data into a system service."
📰 🇫🇷 Start-up nation et entreprécariat: «S’il y a besoin de se révolter, c’est maintenant»
selves-organised event spamming (on datasets and interfaces)
Coming Wednesday, March 11, will mark the release of our digital publication Plotting Data: Acts of Collection & Omission. In this light, we organise an evening of discussions at #FramerFramed in #Amsterdam.
The event will host three rounds of conversations that will introduce various #datasets and ways of interfacing them.
Plotting Data was a series of workshops held by Cristina Cochior & Ruben van de Ven in 2019, which explored the biases and tensions within datasets that underlie systems for automated decision making. Discussions, presentations and performances fed into the creation of digital interfaces starting from the particularities of the datasets.
Two tables will be hosted by invited artists Julie Boschat Thorez & Sami Hammana, who will speak on their recent work with image collections in relation to the Mnemosyne Atlas and Nicolas Malevé, who will speak on his practical research into ImageNet, while the third table will give an overview of the publication.
The evening starts at 19.30, is free and in English, more information and registration on the Framer Framed website:
L'emergenza per il Covid-19 è una ghiotta occasione per il vampiro-succhiadati #Google di entrare nelle scuole.
Gli/Le insegnanti della scuola pubblica, difatti, vengono costretti dalla dirigenza ad accettare i termini di servizio di Google sui dati personali (basati sulla legge californiana) con la motivazione che la partecipazione ad un organo collegiale è richiesta da contratto».
even AJAX is included!
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