Good Form Alpha Development Update (Changelog Edition) 

webp: Anybody using it for their work or projects? On the surface it sounds very interesting but I feel I'm completely lacking broader context to develop an informed opinion and that "one does not simply introduce a new image format" :) (licensing, implications on computing ecosystems at large etc., google's role and motivation here and so on) are there articles, essays, talks on this?

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Hello everyone. Please note that we have decided to postpone the Libre Graphics Meeting in Rennes to 2021.

For this year still, we are evaluating the possibility to make an online event, as some have expressed interest in doing so.

Stay tuned. Stay safe.

Jitsi Total Failure Black Magic: How is it that for some people jitsi does not work at all? I've experimented with a friend on two evenings and two different servers - he tried 3 different browsers (including the recommended Chrome) and none of it worked - he could neither be heard nor seen nor could he see or hear anyone. Only thing that worked is that he registered online in the rooms and that the chat function worked, albeit only half of the time. On both servers and evenings jitsi worked for other people in the room, and the friend with the severe problems could stream audio and video over discord and play online games with teamspeak etc. on those same evenings just fine. I'm clueless what to suggest although I'd love to get him on board with Jitsi (and he'd as well). Ideas what to try?

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The challenges of video conferencing are immense, especially on CPU and bandwidth. I would argue that many technical challenges could be solved via novel and considered interface design.

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Good Form March Alpha Development Update (Full Details Text Edition) 

Computers and Text: Can anyone recommend high level resources (documentaries, recorded lectures, articles, ...) that help a latin-script-centric person like me gain an understanding of how other cultures experience and use text on computers with non-latin scripts? (RTL, vertical text, complex scripts, ...) Happy about any pointers!

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thinking about how software companies slowly chip away at the idea of consent by turning every "no" into "not right now," every "stop this" into "do this less often," every "i don't want that" into "maybe later"

Welcome to, an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.