@shusha @emenel @despens @jplebreton @entreprecariat a while ago I wrote a bit about this transformation but mostly from the perspective of UNIX filesystem and home dirs, user and process sandboxing, and app culture, check the first half of this https://bleu255.com/~aymeric/dump/mansoux-chroot-rorw-2013.pdf
@cjd @entreprecariat @rra @jplebreton I found this article very informative concerning the market and who is profiting from it: https://thatkimparker.medium.com/most-artists-are-not-making-money-off-nfts-and-here-are-some-graphs-to-prove-it-c65718d4a1b8
for me it is quite obvious why NFT and the art market go so well together: they share an obsession with provenance / authenticity, and the generation of value is based on speculation in both cases too. It's a perfect match in economic character, and the talking about the democratization of the art market is a rationalization, that cannot hold its promises, as the numbers show.
@entreprecariat @rysiek @rra if your initial conclusion was simply that it was ridiculous, you were absolutely not wrong. after the hype explosion earlier this year the space is now mostly a cesspool of crypto pump-and-dumpers (NFTs help create a smokescreen of legitimacy around crypto in general) with a few diehard artists still begging for attention at the fringes.
another device I thought it would be a huge flop: the iPad Pro
- I used to be convinced that "files" or similar units of storage would remain relevant forever. Today, some people have in their life never encountered the concept of files, or basically anything that would persist when a computer system is turned off and on again. Almost all aspects of computer usage have become transactional, and people prefer to orient themselves in the dimension of time more than anything (although that is crumbling, too).
The success of Steam. I really thought people wanted big card board boxes with their games and manuals in them.
Inspired by the responses to the previous toot, I open the issue: what was you most blatantly wrong technological prophecy?
- I was sure touchscreens would never take off.
- I believed that the idea of registering digital art on the blockchain was ridiculous
Read & Repair - Digital Solidarity feat. Cristina Cochior
This Sunday evening we have a collective reading session on Digital Solidarity. In a time where everything points to the further consolidation and accelerated normalization of the Big Tech industry (Zoom, Facebook groups, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc.), we need collective digital alternative practices. How can we develop mutual aid strategies and social closeness through alternative digital infrastructures in times of physical distancing, remote working or care giving?
The text selection for Read in August was made by @ccl Together we will be reading chat transcripts of conversations around solidarity, mutual aid and self-organised care practices, speculative fiction written by activists and texts describing how computational infrastructures create patterns for social forms (Berlant, 2016). Inspired by public domain audiobook communities, we will try to make an audio recording of one of the readings.
Date: Sunday, 29th August 2021
Time: 19:00-21:00 CEST
[image: poster with title on layers of images, including a scan of bubble wrap, a pen with black background, and waving images of a chat transcript that discusses mutual aid.]
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