Another #slöjd / #sløyd solution. Somebody had a little accident with the gas burner and scorched the handle on one of our favorite cast-iron pans. I whittled, drilled and rasped a little stick some gardeners left in the neighborhood. (I think it was a hawthorn but I'm not 100% sure).
Publishing Partyline, Broadcast #2: dependency relations in the ecosystem, with Paged.js
In the second radio broadcast, the Publishing Partyline meets Paged.js (https://pagedjs.org/), one of the popular web-to-print tools these days. Tune in as we hear which dependency relations are being formed when working with web-to-print.
Date: Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
Time: 18:00-19:00 CEST
Broadcast URL: https://stream.vvvvvvaria.org/
More information about the Publishing Partyline can be found at: https://varia.zone/en/publishing-partyline.html
Sometimes I feel like a curmudgeon for sticking to free software tools, and Figma was a hit even among the open source design crowd.
Full solidarity to the design colleagues who will now have enough anxiety about how far their workflows will be screwed.
That said, this is why you can't compromise: there are no "nice" flavors of proprietary software (remember Minecraft).
Discovered this video of programming in APL. Genuinely feels like watching someone cast a spell with weird runes.
Whatever artistic or cultural statement organizers of #BurningMan planned to make this year will never be as important as the statement inadvertently made when all those people in the desert tried to drive home.
The most powerful cultural force in North America —car dependency.
from birdsite: "honey that's not a ~🌱digital garden🌱~ you're just sharecropping on an AWS server farm" - @hellagrapes
hi all, today at 19pm (NYC time) there is a talk of Silvia Federici with Ray Craib (author of Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit, from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age) that might super interesting and relevant.
Not done with the book but so far excellent!
It makes so much sense Federici jumps in this topic given the unprecedented speed and financial aggresivity in which the digital commons are being assetised via the exit communities represented by blockchain culture and "defi".
Commoning, Libertarian Exit, Liberation: a discussion on Adventure Capitalism with Raymond Craib and Silvia Federici.
Link to stream https://www.youtube.com/c/recnplay
But design should strive to give most power to users. With computers, that power is almost always accessible at the seams, in between software and protocols, and is perceived as friction that needs to be eliminated. For instance people are annoyed that they need to log in somewhere, but that allows them to assume another identity. People are annoyed that they have to copy-paste data in between software when it could be automatically imported, but that allows them to handle data from unforeseen sources.
Each of these friction points opens up the potential for the user to reflect.
If you want to get into this, I'd recommend https://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262524490/windows-and-mirrors/ and https://books.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/arthistoricum/catalog/book/972?lang=en
You know how the Eiffel Tower won the Grand Prize at the 1889 World Fair? Well, it had to share the glory with a book.
Not any book: A book ENTIRELY WOVEN IN SILK.
You heard right. And nerds, get this: All pages of this book were produced on the Jacquard loom in 1889, using thousands (200k-500k) of punch cards. Only 50-60 copies were made. >
Today I finished a documentation on how I use Hydra and p5js for making text-collages. It’s on my website: https://nervousdata.com/wiese/txt_phydra.html
And it’s the first more in-depth ‘tech’ documentation I wrote. Since I learned so much through the community and snippets I found on the Internet I thought it was time to publish it.
Live coding: A user's manual out in November! Straight to paperback as well as free (cc-by-sa) PDF / ebook
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