I am very happy to announce that the new issue of the Pervasive Labour Union zine, 'Fed Up!', is finally(!) out and can be consulted here: http://ilu.servus.at/category/13-fed-up.html
Many thanks to contributors @eliotberriot, @Gargron , @decentral1se, @entreprecariat (and indirectly @rra and @fcr), @pip Julia Janssen, Inge Hoonte and Louisa Bufardeci, Gui Machiavelli, and Martin Schotten.
"Syster Papyri Magicae is a project that unfolds the phenomenon of gender exclusions in male-dominated tech environments, aiming to document, discuss and activate a variety of feminist practices that respond to this issue."
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Mastodon has quite granular visibility settings for your posts, you find them in the message compose field. Here is how they work: https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99942225799392803. In addition to those we have another option (the chain link) which makes your posts not federate, meaning they are only visible on post.lurk.org.
It is possible to switch to different color themes and even a multi-column layout in your preferences: https://post.lurk.org/settings/preferences/appearance
If you want to move to another instance you can migrate your social graph here: https://post.lurk.org/settings/profile
If you wanna do some serious reading on what else is possible, here's a good place to start: https://github.com/joyeusenoelle/GuideToMastodon
The Fediverse and Mastodon are not super intuitive to get started with so here is an introduction in two parts!
The most difficult thing is to discover content and people you find interesting.
For that there are generally two strategies: first you can post and subscribe to hashtags. This is currently the best way to find particular conversations. For example you could look at or post to #fediverse to find others interested in that topic. Most commonly #introductions is used to describe briefly what you are interested in, that way people can follow you. If you do I can boost you for visibility.
The second strategy is to make use of both the 'Local' and 'Federated'/'Global' timelines. The local one shows all posts by people on post.lurk.org. The 'Global' timeline shows all posts by people followed by people on lurk.org but who are themselves on a different part of the network. See here for a visual explanation:
The Experimental Publishing (#XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning.
Collectiveioning is a #publication that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year #graduation projects.
Date: #Friday, July 10th, 2020
Time: 19h-2030h CEST/UTC+2
Occasion: ULTIMATE #Extraordinary Very Special Issue Indeed
Attire: #Birthday Suit or Business Casual or #Casual Business or Come As You Are
XPUB Class of 2020:
Simon Browne 📚
Bohye Woo 📄
Paloma García 🗺️
Artemis Gryllaki ✊
Tancredi di Giovanni 🌀
Pedro Sá Couto 🖨️
Biyi Wen 📻
Rita Graça 🚨
The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit.
🌱 This Sunday, June 28th, there will be another Read & Repair session at #varia! 🌱
The guests for the upcoming Sunday are the custodians of the Digital Solidarity Networks pad (https://pad.vvvvvvaria.org/digital-solidarity-networks). Digital Solidarity Networks started as a listing of tools, practices and readings for convivial digital solidarity amongst individuals, institutions and collectives. The initiative lives as an online collaborative writing space, where people come together to collect and discuss examples of collective digital alternative practices.
You can join us both physically and virtually. Read more about the session here: http://varia.zone/en/rr-digi-soli-networks.html
The new special issue of the Pervasive Labour Union zine is out! Edited together with Miriam Rasch and Kimmy Spreeuwenberg, "Urgent Publishing Debris" aims to provide new readings of the Making Public: Urgent Publishing Conference by creating remixes of the official archival sources with the 'unofficial' debris circulating around it. You can read it here:
Here's a small intro to help you get started on using #mastodon :
Besides the Local and Federated Timelines, hashtags are a good way to find content. Try typing #ornitology, for example, in the search bar. Posts containing that hashtag should now show up.
Using hashtags on your own posts is also a good strategy if you want them to be found by people with similar interests.
If you are using the multi column interface (Preferences > Appearance > Enable advanced web interface), posts containing a given hashtag can be pinned to your default view. To achieve this, select the 'show settings' button on the top right of the column.
To help you further, here are some guides by @cassolotl:
Finding posts on instances that haven't reached post.lurk.org yet:
Consider writing an #introductions post so people interested in you or your work can find you!
You can invite people to lurk using invite codes: https://post.lurk.org/invites
We're not using vanilla mastodon but rather the Hometown mod by @darius (https://github.com/hometown-fork/hometown ) which allows for local-only posts, meaning they don't federate to the wider network.
Small update! We start at 20:30!
Tonight in the LURK Echo Chamber #radio, I will prepare your cognitive state of mind with relaxing #pop #indie #rock #electronica #folk feels so as to maximize the creation of new neural #italo pathways under the guidance of @cmos4040
20:30-21:15 CEST: many relaxing feels
21:15-??? CEST: Italo hits live from burning hot wax therapy
Sending more material to the vast electronic necropolis of contemporary
No theme, No poll, No Talking.
Just music, we survived another week of remote working, let's come together and enjoy the sounds emitting from #Voorburg.
Tomorrow starting an hour later at 21:00 CET, tune in
and let you own voice be heard in our chat/xmpp hangout
Tonight: "We hope this email finds you well - a radio drama series"
Join us here http://varia.zone/en/pages/stream.html at 19:00 CEST
→ An audio adaptation of Pauline
→ Oliveros' Deep Listening
→ Radio voice warm-up
→ Angry voices
→ Annotating exercise
→ Corporate hook'em
→ Guided meditation to get the ball rolling
→ Women of Enron
→ Home-made canned laughter
PS: At 17:00 o'clock on the same day, the Experimental Publishing department of the Piet Zwart Institute will have a presentation of their work this trimester. Join them here https://www.facebook.com/events/175995320155871
#radio #streaming #icecast2 #darkice #emails #varia #xpub
This is my stream-of-consciousness dispatch from the quarantine (part of a growing series with, among others, @entreprecariat (initiator)):
After last weeks 7" fueled disco rampage, we calm down this week and acquire a taste for longer tracks and mind enveloping melodies.
Tune in tonight 20:00 CEST to
for some space exploring 🌌 🔭 ☄️
sounds and signals.
Due to the current situation and public health concerns the event "Radio On the #Radio" will not be public in the physical space of Varia but will be STREAMED online through: https://stream.vvvvvvaria.org/ We'll start broadcasting at 20:30. Don't forget to tune in!
More info: https://varia.zone/radio-on-radio.html
Cultural Workers Shouldn't Pay for the COVID-19 Pandemic in NL
"This is an anonymous open letter meant to address Dutch cultural organisations, institutions of education and research, and government bodies. Its goal is to raise concerns regarding freelance and remote work during the COVID-19 emergency. Feel free to circulate, appropriate and adapt this text."
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