On monday I'm presenting a paper on solar.lowtechmagazine.com during the 'Computing within #Limits' conference.
In the paper I'm describing the design choices we made, such as designing for unavailability and how they were based on reducing a few key metrics such as data transferred, calculations per request and use of third party services. This opens up a way of thinking about #degrowth and ICT. We should be looking in to that waaaay more.
The paper also tries to implicitly answer the 'how do we do sustainable web design?' question and argues aiming for reduction (of bytes transferred, computation and infra required) as useful rule of thumbs guiding a design. That is to say, solar protocols, 'low tech look', 3.5MB dithered images, green CDNs etc ain't it.
However, it also self-criticizes solar.lowtechmagazine.com for the fact that it is so unreproducible and a very limited and 'easy' use case. So yeah no answer but thinking through degrowth should definitely be considered as the direction of the answer..
Someone is sending raw print commands to open network printers on port 9001 which inform people about reddit.com/r/antiwork (via https://twitter.com/4b4c41/status/1465506217778941955)
Reminds me of this crap weev pulled a couple of years back sending nazi propaganda to open printers on universities etc (https://www.vice.com/en/article/gv5ykw/hacker-weev-made-thousands-of-internet-connected-printers-spit-out-racist-flyers)
The medium isn't the message, the message is the message.
"Stand with the nurses in their fight against the EU, UK, Switzerland, Norway, and Singapore. These governments must be investigated for blocking a faster global vaccine rollout leading to the loss of countless lives."
question to pixelfed users: which instance do you recommend? (Especially for uploading larger numbers of pictures?)
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Reading, listening and demodulating a unusal publication called "LOW-TECH CHRONICLES" by Mark van den Heuvel! In the first part van den Heuvel "discusses the topic of the (disappearing) sound of computer activity". In the second part 18 contributers shared different memories, sound and images on that topic. The images are stored with SSTV(Slow-scan television) on the tape!
At the tape position A-08 you can find an image of the network switches in the Metalab's whateverlab(WEL) plus a sound recording of the buzzing network infrastructure!
After the lockdown you can find the publication in the Metalab library. @metalab
4th of December 2021
#WordMord is a collective artistic research which started as part of the seminar #Feminist Practices in the Public Space at the Era of Globalised Technologies, by the Centre of New Media and Feminist Practices in the Public Space.
In this worksession WordMord will show and discuss tools and processes through which they they investigate violent words and their arbitrary use in legal and journalistic/media contexts.
Afterwards Allison Parrish @aparrish will conduct the workshop 'Creative #Writing with #Computers, #Noise and Mulch':
We know computers best as tools for analyzing #text, composing text, and "correcting" text through grammar and spell check. But computation is an equally useful tool for pulling language apart, grinding it down, and making it unfamiliar. This workshop offers a short series of hands-on tutorials with code that facilitates destructive and defamiliarizing operations on text(...)
To register to the workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org (limited spots)
Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, poet, and game designer whose teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when #language online and computers meet. She is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (...)
I’m happy to announce the Drowning in Æther - Signal hunting bike rides.
The during the month of December I invite you to join me on a trip through the radio spectrum. We are going to hunt for as well as make audible signals of ghost satellites and satellite radio pirates hijacking abandoned military satellites. For the last couple of weeks, I have been assembling a mobile listening station, a cargo bike with a sound system, my antennas, and all the necessary equipment to hunt for satellite signals. During these collaborative bike rides, we try to sync up with the circadian rhythms of the satellites and explore the urban environment of Rotterdam to find the perfect spot to capture their radio signals.
Due to the current Covid situation, I’m planning multiple rides with small groups. The bikes will not only bring us to our listening spots but also help us to keep a healthy distance. So far, I scheduled the 4. & 5. of December as well as the 11. & 12. of December, but other spontaneous group rides during the month could be planned by contacting me.
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@Bjornmossa I've been looking for blogs like this myself and didn't find anything yet. The only thing in my rss reader that is slightly adjacent is creativeapplications.net but it's more of a showcase of media art in general, without any technical details
intro to #uxn programming online workshop will start in ~2.5 hours! (3pm UTC-5 (EST))
see you there! <3
Babycastles Academy: Intro to Uxn Programming
If we want social, environmental and economic change to happen, we also need to consider the role of electronics and digital communication.
Upon closer investigation it isn't such a strong project. To much aesthetic gesturing, too little engaging with the actual material.
First of all, I was really annoyed at the inflated nunbers of SE/LE in the listings. Clearly fake. Then the fact the magnet links point to the jpg rather than a magnet uri is also a -. Turns out this is because everything is in a monolithic torrent, which kind of makes sense. I never proceeded to download it because it was 1.7TiB. However, turns out it is only 10GB of actual data and the rest are zero-padded files??? https://mobile.twitter.com/zhuowei/status/1461576936241733638
Further crappy things are the total appropriation of razor 1911 crew messaging and *name* just as decoration. Nothing is provided on the cultural context etc.
So yeah the whole thing was made for the shooting star effect (shines brightly, but briefly) on twitter, rather than a more thorough multi-sided work. A really interesting statement could have been made along the lines of 'this is what decentralization looks like', introducing a new generation of people to p2p networks and filesharing culture but alas.
Whoops @neauoire my partner and I accidentally acquired an 18th century style upright harpsichord with robotic electromagnetic hammers and unleashed Orca on it
A bigger Antheraea pernyi #moth emerged the other day and last night an Actias dubernardi emerged. I have loads of important stuff to do but instead i decided to see if #supercollider would work with my guitar on my old 32bit #Asus laptop running #antix linux (eee pc 1005HAb) and an Alsesis io|2 interface. And it does. No problem. But the editor is pretty much close to unusable. I had to open an existing file and mess that. Maybe it would work with vim but i am yet to learn how that is done.
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