The revolution of behavioral patterns is often sold in terms of convenience, namely less work. Less work means less decisions to make. Those decisions are not magically disappearing, but are simply delegated to an external entity that takes them automatically. In fact, we can define convenience as automated know-how or automated decision-making. We shouldn't consider this delegation of choice as something intrinsically bad, otherwise we would end up condemning the computer for its main feature: programmability. Instead, we should discern between two types of convenience: autonomous convenience and heteronomous convenience. In the former, the knowledge necessary to take the decision is accessible and modifiable. In the latter, such knowledge is opaque.
Let's consider two ways of producing a curated feed. The first one involves RSS, a standardized, computer-readable format to gather various content sources. The user manually collects the feeds they want to follow in a list that remains accessible and transformable. The display criteria is generally chronological. Thus, an RSS feed incorporates the user's knowledge of the sources and automatizes the know-how of going through the blogs individually. Indeed, less work. In this case, it is fair to speak of autonomous convenience.
tomorrow!! https://opencoil.show/invite !!
7pm at @BNetzkunst@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org
WGBS (Archipelagic) Radio
Manila – Rotterdam 📻
October 14, Wednesday
Rotterdam 14:00–15:45h CET
Manila 8:00–9:45 GMT+8
This radio broadcast is the result of conversations and working relationships that navigate the concept of what an archipelagic construction could mean, in terms of organization, belonging, and self. It was constructed between an archipelago of friends such as but not limited to Angeliki, Clara, Chung, and Reinaart.
This radio broadcast departs from conversations about the essay Sketches of Archipelagic Poetics of Postcolonial Belonging by maryamdeluz and Marco Cuevas-Hewitt. The essay is an island of a mutual aid anarchozine package compiled by EtnikoBandido. (...)
Testing to toot for the very very first time, excitingly using #mastodonpy !
Today, me and @ccl will be giving a talk about Varia and the building of collective infrastructures as part of the event "De-platform-ization, Ethics and Alternative Social Media":
The event starts at 18:00 CET.
Furthermore, @liaizon will also be giving an introduction to the fediverse!
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.
Tomorrow (Tuesday the 30th) @ccl and i will host a workshop around bots as digital infrapuncture. Starting with an opening lecture by Deb Verhoeven (9:15h-10:00h) who proposed to think with the term "digital infrapuncture" about small infrastructural interventions , a combincation of infrastructure and accupunture. After that there will be bot logic exercises (10:00h-13:00h)!
More information can be found on this page: https://www.uu.nl/en/events/online-event-bots-digital-infrapuncture
Or you can register for the opening lecture here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zDOldVDbjmm8Wa7TKEB9cdDOt3xX94SO1kajNRrMs08/viewform?edit_requested=true#responses [google form]
The event is hosted by Datafied Society & Creative Coding Utrecht
LGM 2020 - Praxeology – Teaching Design Foundations with FLOSS... By Brendan Howell https://conf.tube/videos/watch/3137ea36-264b-43c8-929c-145fc48159e5
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
This web-audio interface addresses ways of listening to certain female-sounding voices that are perceived as inappropriate - because of the quality of their sound, their gender, the medium's distortions but also stereotypes and collective memories that they often awake. These are verbal expressions that have been associated with forms of 'monstrosity' since ancient times. You are welcome to contribute with your voices; to record yourselves, expressing your thoughts and choose a type of distortion to participate in forming new imaginaries around a technologically-mediated collective voice, which through its monstrosity can reveal other forms of speech.
The interface will be part of my performance 'Radio-active Monstrosities' under NL_CL #2: Flesh: https://instrumentinventors.org/event/nl_cl-2-flesh/.
open call for food zine
In the midst of our collective quarantine, I’m fighting against my lack of motivation by putting out an open call for a zine. My relationship with food/eating/cooking has changed dramatically in these weeks of physical distancing, and I want to document my experience alongside that of others. Looking for text, images, lists, recipes, for a digital zine which will be shared freely. Please share this fwd. More info here: https://zine.alicestrete.me/
COVID contact tracing
I have been streaming every Friday night on https://echo.lurk.org and will probably keep doing this for as long as I have records and the time to pick and play them.
Its a comfy little stream with a few listeners, knowing who listens and what they enjoy makes picking songs more direct.
Since I have never ran a successful poll on here, I will try again.
Next Friday the Theme of the stream should be:
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.
Last Monday I did a stream of only cassettes on http://echo.lurk.org:999/voorburg.m3u
Tonight at 20:00 CET, I shall return with only 7" records. Expect more, italo 🧀🇮🇹 some spacey disco 🌃👽and other (non) electronic treasures from these bins and crates.
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