I’m giving an introduction to the fediverse today as a part of:
De-platform-ization, Ethics and Alternative Social Media
The (livestreamed) event starts at 18:00CET and I go on at 19:35
(if your reading this here you probably don’t need a fediverse introduction but maybe it will make you laugh when I get something mixed up)
Nice summary of the small web by @soapdog: https://twitter.com/soapdog/status/1306187476969705473
One implication: in the vein of being the change you want to see in the world, all us 'enlightened' folks need to play with a lot more bespoke browsers and user agents and protocols. It's the only way to carve out an oasis in the desert of monopolies and winner-takes-all.
I recently replaced the link to my email everywhere on my website with one to this 'contact' page: http://akkartik.name/contact
a few slots are still available for our workshops tomorrow afternoon! register here: https://gateway.radical-openness.org/program.html#workshops4 #amro20 #gitlab #amro20workshops - hosted by An XR Austria participant, Trial#1, DISNOVATION.ORG, Baruch Gottlieb, NotFoundOn Custodians, Simon Worthington and @mara
Tonight at 20:15 @disnovation, Santiago Zabala and myself will talk about "Narratives of Emergency" at #AMRO20. You can watch the stream here https://gateway.radical-openness.org/conference.html
I will discuss the ins and outs of https://l03s.itch.io/villains-and-heroes
You can ask questions via https://etherpad.servus.at/p/AMRO20%3EAudience_Questions or join the conference room's chat (but I'm not sure where/how the link is shared) @servus?
FRAUD (Audrey Samson and Francisco Gallardo), César Escudero Andaluz, Joana Moll, Marloes de Valk, Christina Gruber, Malte Steiner, Eva-Maria Lopez, Mathieu Zurstrassen, KairUs, Franz Xaver, Nikola Brabcova, Michal Klodner, Rihards Vitols, Simon Weckert and Heath Bunting.
Curated by Davide Bevilacqua.
Exhibition design by Sai Bao and Yang Mu. https://saibao-yangmu.online/
New interactive fiction and experimental publishing project released on #itchio! Hone your bluffing skills and gather poker chips in the hope of winning a luxury prize that might help pay your rent this month, in a secret, one-person mission to infiltrate the 1%. I hope you enjoy reading/playing :)
From this 1953 campaign paid for by the disposable packaging industry to today, I will give an overview of several flavours of greenwashing with a special focus on ICT, and of course a ton of counterstrategies! Today at 18:00, Kunstuniversität Linz. https://vaping-networks.radical-openness.org/ #greenwashing
Microsoft Bob, codename 'Utopia', was a project in which Rover the dog introduced Microsoft OS to new users through the metaphor of a house. Come explore the wondrous world of interfaces old and new at @ImpaktFestival 30-10 til 03-11 in Utrecht!
Next week I'll be at IMPAKT Festival in Utrecht NL, on a panel about "Calm Technology" with Olia Lialina, @ccl , and Annet Dekker as moderator—curated by @l03s as part of the festival theme: Speculative Interfaces. I'll talk about mapping Youtube recommendations, and the possibility of perhaps, maybe, chilling out within algorithmic traps. 🕸️
Cool op-ed from @l03s about What Remains in The Ecologist!
"Gamers battling industry disinformation
What Remains is a game that draws parallels between industry disinformation campaigns from the 1980s and today."
"We are not striking to fill our pockets. Rather, we are striking to pay for an increase in staff numbers that will improve the student/staff ratio; to provide better infrastructure for our students; to reduce the workload and frequency of burnouts among our colleagues; to improve our institutional capacities for self-government; and to improve the quality of Dutch education.
We are also striking to protest against the creeping mechanisms of market simulation and commercialization in education. We are striking to contest the incessant drive to turn schools and universities into supermarkets, with an unelected – and unaccountable – board of directors at the top, and a hapless army of consumers at the bottom."
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