New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS

Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the and how these are getting entangled with practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.

The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.

It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (

PDF of the text:

Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!


🚜 Me parecen correctas las reivindicaciones de los agricultores de esta semana. 🚜

¿Que puedo hacer?

Pues aquí un hilo de recursos en Madrid:

1.- Aprende los conceptos que necesitas: Soberanía Alimentaria y Agroecológica, Consumo de Kilómetro 0, Economía Social.

Busca estos conceptos, y empápate. El conocimiento es el primer paso para la acción.



99 smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route! #googlemapshacks


HEY ARTISTS and general people who are looking for creative opportunities -->

i'm sharing what might be my life's work, which is a spreadsheet of almost 400 places that hold regular open calls for residencies, shows, and funding

y'all deserve this and we gotta take care of each other. apply to things and get that support:

Call for participation is out: - Of Whirlpools and Tornadoes 20th - 23rd of May 2020
Festival locations: architekturforum oö, Stadtwerkstatt, Kunstuniversität Linz

Deadline: 24th of February 2020.

Ok so we are doing a very unstructured exploration of the fediverse tomorrow with around 40 people in berlin. What should they see? Where should they go? Give me your last minute ideas.

@fanta Sí, por fuera. Al menos, en el de Barcelona que es en el que participé. No sé si en otras ciudades ha podido acceder a alguno, le preguntaré

@fanta Ok, gracias por la aclaración. Mario Santamaría tiene un proyecto de hacer tours turísticos por las infraestructuras físicas de internet. Hizo un tour ya en Zaragoza. Tendrá que sumarle 3 paradas más.

@fanta en Barna creo que ya había datacenters de Amazon, no?

@fanta 😂 😂 supermítico! También los extintores "Firefox"

Next week during @liaizon @lidia_p @320x200 and me are hosting a few workshops to introduce people to the fediverse.

"Welcome to the Federation" is a workshop and Q&A session for people new to or already part of the . We will cover concepts such as the server-client model; on-line federation; discussions of different servers and communities; and last but not least allow those new to the idea to sign up on the Fediverse. The workshops also deal with how to run or join a Fediverse community, the challenges of federated social networking, and the wider impact the Fediverse has on free software production and its culture. The workshops are meant to be informal and semi-structured to allow for different levels of engagement and experience from the participants, but will nonetheless offer a high level of understanding."

@rlafuente It looks awesome! I'd like to try it and see what possibilities it has. Thanks!

A couple of months ago I tooted looking for a vector grid-based editor. Nothing came up so we (Manufactura Independente) set out to make one.

It still has a set of kinks, but it's usable to the point that we've been using it to make a few designs.

We plan to release it in Feb/Mar under a free software copyleft license (AGPL). It runs on the browser with no server-side logic and no tracking.

If you'd like to try the beta and tell us about your experience, that'd be fab! Just reply to this toot and we'll get in touch.

- Antennapod (podcasts)
- StreetComplete
- JitsiMeet
- Suite SimpleMobileTools (Calendar, Contacts, Galery)
- New Pipe (Yt-cli)

- Emacs / Org-mode
- Rambox
- Evolution

- KeePassDX
- Syncthing

@hellocatfood @inventadero Yes, sorry, the documentation we have so far is a little messy. We're still working on the process of fine-tuning the mocap. We wanted from the beginning that the mocap would work in real time for an installation, so in our workflow we decided to use FaceOSC, passing the parameters to blender with the AddOSC addon. When we have something better compiled the documentation I will let you know. By the way, good progress! the test I saw before is going very smoothly, congratulations!

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