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@fcr Out of curiosity, what is the difference between a 50% linear downscale original (debayered) and this alternate processing method?

Foveon-like images from cameras with Bayer sensors:

published a howto for a DIY homebrew alternative digital raw photo developing process that turns conventional Bayer sensor cameras (with their interpolated colors) into full RGB cameras (similar to Sigma cameras with Foveon sensors).

It fully works with Open Source software (RawTherapee + Gimp, or Darktable) and completely bypasses the camera manufacturer's color science.

Published my article on the popular photography blog DIY Photography:


R.I.P. Sven Guckes

Sven Guckes was a first generation Linux user and command line computing super-expert. The best-known online tutorials and documented setting files for tools such as vim and zsh were written by him. He was one of the people at the Berlin Linux User Group who introduced me to GNU/Linux in 1997.

He was an infinitely friendly, infinitely patient and infinitely helpful person who made freely sharing knowledge his life. As far as I know, he never had a regular job (and probably never completed his computer science degree), although with his technical expertise, he could have worked in well-paid positions.

Together, we taught a three-day terminal command line introductory workshop at bootlab Berlin. He also came to my PhD defense in 2006 where all the humanities professors in the committee were visibly relieved when he asked me a computer science question and implicitly confirmed that the CS-related parts of my thesis were solid.

With Sven, a part of the old West Berlin dies - the place that had something similar to a Western socialism, because life was relatively inexpensive, there was not much pressure to have regular employment, and people followed and shared their personal passions.

FLOSS developer intentionally corrupts his libraries and has multiple depending applications print out garbage, stating that "I am no longer going to support Fortune 500s [...] with my free work."


question to pixelfed users: which instance do you recommend? (Especially for uploading larger numbers of pictures?)

Are artist-run spaces now being created/simulated by real estate developers?

In the case of "Huidenclub" Rotterdam, it's an art space calling itself “a bottom-up non-institution” that does “self assemble and strategically address societal and ecological justice”.

In Rotterdam-Delfshaven, the real estate development companies Dura Vermeer & Dudok Groep are turning a former factory territory into a new upmarket housing complex as part of the larger Merve-Vierhaven real estate development/gentrification project. A part of this complex will house “a new experimental platform for contemporary culture” [description on the website] called “Huidenclub”.

The launch will be during Art Rotterdam Week. Announcements can be found on art/culture websites such as WeOwnRotterdam and artrabbit.com, but also on real estate websites like wonen360.nl and Dura Vermeer’s own website.

The website of “Huidenclub.tmp” looks like that of a contemporary art space, but has a contact adress of a P.R. firm that works among others for FrieslandCampina.

The driving forces behind the Huidenclub seem to be the art consultancy Liv Vaisberg and the architect Chantal Schoenmakers whose bureau IWT.IO lists Dura Vermeer and Dudok Groep as its clients


Will give a public lecture on conspiracy culture, as part of the Münster lectures of University of Fine Arts Münster, Germany, on Tuesday June 22nd, 6pm Middle European Time.

The lecture will be on Zoom and in English. Link here:


second video shot with (Raspberry Pi raw video camera solution):


- social sculpture Koffie & Ambacht, video field recording of Gilbert van Drunen's coffee bar & neighborhood center in Rotterdam-Carnisse

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my first footage shot with the (CinemaDNG 12bit raw video-recording Raspberry Pi with the HQ Camera module):


Got interviewed, on among others: magic, software, 'post-digital' vs. 'new media', DIY culture & collectives, futures of art, the Crapularity, design as social experiment, dark sides of 'openness', artistic research:

What is wrong with the "Vienna Declaration on Artistic Research"?

- dissecting a European policy document that relates artistic research to "enterprise Research & Development" and has it "validated" through "international QA bodies".



rolling shutter study
realized as a simultaneous HD video + Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmission.

[To receive the SSTV images, install the Android app Robot36 or the Linux program QSSTV.]

Streamed online conversation on crisis tactics between Joan Heemskerk (jodi.org) & Heath Bunting on April 8th:

Joan and Heath will continue where they left off at Varia Rotterdam, when Heath talked about his everyday life tactics that anticipate the collapse of infrastructures, while Joan criticized this as a "boy scout" approach.

(I will be the moderator of the conversation.)


Support and Resource Pad for self-organised, artist-run and DIY initiatives in Rotterdam and beyond:
Our website 'Autonomous Fabric of Rotterdam' has been changed from a map of DIY spaces into a freely editable mutual support page.

my video of Amy Suo Wu's work/shop/exhibition 'Thunderclap' at PrintRoom, Rotterdam, March 7th 2020:


"Part-shop, part-sewing workshop and part-exhibition, Amy Suo Wu's Thunderclap employs steganography to publicly redistribute the erased work of Chinese anarcho-feminist He-Yin Zhen (1886–1920) through the medium of clothing accessories.

Visitors of Printroom are invited to make their own DIY Chinese anarcho-feminist patches. Thunderclap patches and ribbons will be also available to buy on the evening. The artist will offer free services to sew DIY patches and Thunderclap patches on clothes that visitors bring in from home.

Thunderclap is a steganographic zine that piggybacks on fashion accessories. The ribbons and embroidered patches contain translated English quotes taken from He-Yin’s essays and are nested around the QR code. When passersby scan the code, they can download her original Chinese writing. The work was originally designed to be hidden in plain sight on the streets of Beijing by co-opting shanzhai fashion - the Chinese phenomenon that features nonsense English - together with a QR code, as a covert system to publish sensitive knowledge originally destined to circulate within China.

COVID-19 Resources collectively created by teachers & students of Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam:

Manifestos & charters
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