Dear fedi, first of all apologies as we're going to potentially spam this timeline a bit. We're introducing the #fediverse to an audience of art and design practitioners, as part of an event dedicated to alternative tools and platforms: https://thehmm.nl/event/the-hmm-on-alternative-platforms
We are going to divide this presentation in two: a description of the fediverse in general terms, and what it can mean for the field of art and cultural production.
In total, there will be 10 toots spread over 10 minutes. During this presentation members and friends of the LURK instance will join us, as it is also a mini #LURKbirthday party for celebrating our 3 year anniversary on the fedi!
3/10 Why is this model of social media interesting?
Because it allows local particularities and singularities to coexist with some sort of global reach at the same time. With that we mean that it permits an online local community and subculture to develop around a specific instance, and at the same time be able to be visible and interact with other communities of practice and net subcultures linked to other instances. It represents an interesting compromise between local cultural diversity and scalability.
Here, local is also an interesting concept because the locality is instance-centric, not geographic, and therefore reconnects with early concepts and infrastructures of thematic online communities that have been overshadowed with the rise of mainstream social media. This process has either absorded these communities into their platforms, or has provided the algorithmic illusion of the one-size-fits-all of a universal global village.
This is on top of the fact that there is also no advertising, no tracking nor any algorithmic timelines that decide what you see or don't get to see!
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