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ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪꜱᴍ ɪꜱ ꜱᴏᴠɪᴇᴛ ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀ ᴘʟᴜꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅɪɢɪᴛɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴀᴅɪᴄᴀʟ ᴍᴏᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛꜱ ᴀʀᴄʜɪᴠᴇꜱ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡʜᴏʟᴇ ᴄᴏᴜɴᴛʀʏ.

Sergio Bologna ricorda Benedetto Vecchi

«Che succede quando hai una religione ma non i fedeli? Predichi ai passeri, sperando che un giorno acquisiscano la parola».
Questo erano le riviste degli anni Novanta. Questo era «DeriveApprodi», come le altre. Codici miniati e prediche ai passeri."


"Partecipò (Benedetto Vecchi) alla progettazione e realizzazione dei «giornali di DeriveApprodi» da distribuire in migliaia di copie in occasione dei cortei di massa che si susseguivano: «Immaterial workers of the world», «Ora o may day»..."

questo l'avevamo incorniciato, primavera del 2000

12.12.1969 - 12.12.2019
Materiale che può risultare utile, dalla cassetta degli attrezzi
dell'Archivio Primo Moroni:

"Transarchivio, note sul rapporto tra archivi e controcultura"
articolo dal numero 47 di @zapruder
<Rivolta la carta. Archivi e movimenti>

si parla dell'archivio del "Videogiornale" del DAMS (1990). alcuni video qui su Internet Archive:

(link alla collezione originale )

A collection of underground metal

"Set your TARDIS to go back to the 1980s or early 1990s. There is no public internet; dial-up bulletin boards are not yet widely known. Your only source of news is either the mainstream, or tiny xeroxed magazines published by citizen volunteers.

Zines were the only source of news about underground metal for a long time. Knitted together by a postal network of letter-writers and tape traders, they united bands and fans for a genre that was too small and too alienated for the mainstream press.

We’ve put together an archive of metal zines from the classic period. It’s a free text directory tree, so there’s no fancy navigation, just the raw PDFs and JPGs themselves."

the dark, gothic, industrial scene of 80's in Italy: the <Creature Simili>

an introduction to the

some of them are available on (caution: NSFW!)

the outstanding creativity of Marco Corbelli (aka Atrax Morgue )
some of his works are very difficult to digitize because of attached phisycal objects (nails, iron fences)

Di psichedelia e realtà virtuale.
a cura di Franco Berardi e Franco Bolelli, 60/90 dalla psichedelia alla telepatica

"The technology of the information-retrieval system that we employ is incredibly primitive. We fumble around in bookshops, we buy magazines or subscribe to them. But I regard myself as starved of information. I am getting a throughput of information in my imaginative life of one-hundredth of what I could use. I think there's an information starvation at present and technology will create the possibility of knowing everything about everything." — J. G. Ballard, 1971

UNSOUND, a zine from the eighties industrial scene.

actually, this was not scanned by us. we found the pdfs announced on reddit and published on some evilish file locker.
when you see something cool, published in the wrong place, download it, keep a copy, and upload to Internet Archive.

our can be downloaded, for free, and browsed .
for bulk download pick this zip full of torrents (seeded by Internet Archive)

or 👇

ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪꜱᴍ ɪꜱ ꜱᴏᴠɪᴇᴛ ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀ ᴘʟᴜꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅɪɢɪᴛɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴀᴅɪᴄᴀʟ ᴍᴏᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛꜱ ᴀʀᴄʜɪᴠᴇꜱ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡʜᴏʟᴇ ᴄᴏᴜɴᴛʀʏ.

☠️ piracy ☠️ by default

Why the Second-Hand eBook Market May Never Take Off

"Europe's highest court on Thursday ruled that the exhaustion of copyright does not apply to e-books. "The court says that offering 'second-hand' e-books for sale qualifies as an unauthorized 'communication to the public' under the 2001 InfoSec Directive," reports World IP Review. Not only could this ruling have implications for the book industry, but for the digital film, gaming and music too"


sAme problem some years ago
solved using Xnview
unfortunately not open source
but free (gratis) for personal use
and multiplatform (also linux)

for batch cropping use tools>batch convert

for cropping while retaining and moving the crop area
open image>right click> crop...>(move your crop area)> crop,save,next

dear fellows: which software would you use today to crop (at the same size) a bunch of images (let's say they are book scans)?

the very ideal software is something like JPEGCrops
it has everything we need, but is for windows only. we used in the past with wine or dedicated vm, but too slow.

Scantailor could works, but also is too slow, we want something faster.

maybe darktable , but has too many options, we want something simpler.

cli script are not enough, we need visual to move the crop area.

join us in discussing tools for ! thanks

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wow this looks incredible: and they are here on the fedi :fediverse: too!

welcome @grafton9!

here is an Italian cyberpunk zine from the 80s that they scanned!

the three fatal shots that killed the press:
* desktop publishing has made it easy to design today
* the society of video and images: why read a book when you can watch the movie?
* the electronic distribution

La morte del libro, Erica Moira Pini, AAA Edizioni (1996)

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