We're happy to announce that we just started to work on three new interdependent online resources: the Damaged Earth Catalog, the Permacomputing wiki, and the permacomputing workshop series!
Damaged Earth Catalog
A growing online catalog of the different terms in circulation, used by communities of practice, in relation to computing and network infrastructure informed by ecological ethics, degrowth, resilience, repair, and minimalism. Currently developed by @l03s as part of her PhD research.
A new wiki about permacomputing that aims to expose its principles, present and discuss the concepts and jargon required to engage with permacomputing, and maintain a repository of related projects. Currently facilitated by @viznut and @320x200 open for contributors!
Permacomputing in the Arts
A workshop series that will be developed throughout end-2022 and 2023 as an onboarding course for permacomputing practices in art an design. The workshops will be made available as an Open Educational Resource. Developed by @320x200 as part of a postdoc research on the topic.
"We don’t need more complex and insular proprietary teaching tools; we need to make more intelligent use of the powerful, standardised, interoperable foundations we already have in computing."
Oh this is pretty awesome, The Register give some straight-talking advice on Linux distros https://www.theregister.com/2022/05/31/the_cynics_guide_to_linux/
"Ubuntu is an ancient African word that means I can't configure Debian."
tutor in commercial practices at WdKA, art academy in Rotterdam, Netherlands
The job description is quite generic, but here is a list of relevant topics/subjects that are relevant to this position:
-art and design practices in relation to degrowth and collapsology
- system thinking and ecological economics applied to art and design practices
- alternative (micro)economic systems/models in art/design/publishing
- collaboration, cooperation and collective practices within microenterprise and coop
- (post-)free and open source software, hardware, and licensing
- resilient and less extractive computer technology and networked infrastructure
- creative design with extreme material, carbon and energy constraints
- collective care, work and labour ethics in the creative industries
- transition, circularity and beyond, gambiarra and repair culture (engagement and critique)
- multi-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary projects beyond the cultural sector
i'm also lucky enough to have a laptop old enough to have a built cd player, which is a win
THE LOUD MACHINE WITH NO OFF BUTTON
Since there many new people on here, that I'm sure also make music, or like music, I'd love to get a link to your latest or favorite, or just your page on Bandcamp for today's #BandcampFriday! But old and new people can reply!
I'll boost what I can through the day. 🙏
This album takes you on a journey - from ambient to industrial to dancey, sometimes dark and unsettling, sometimes sheer beauty.
i also did a phat #BandcampFriday haul (where i brought like 11 albums, with the total being around £70), so there's that 💿
folks 👏 i am once again reminding you that today is #BandcampFriday and that you can get my album right here: https://the-loud-machine-with-no-off-button.bandcamp.com/releases
artist and coder
We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.