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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:
So Venezuelans apparently massively joining .social after several government figures got banned on twitter.
Maduro the first head of state on the fediverse?
Covid-19 Tech Safety Livestream
COVID-19 long quote
📄 Writing Theory During a Pandemic
by João Florêncio
Over two decades after Paula Treichler wrote the landmark book How to Have Theory In an Epidemic - a critical reflection on the intertwined clinical and cultural dimensions of the AIDS crisis - some academic colleagues, even some in the Humanities, appear to still insist that no theory can be produced about an epidemic during an epidemic and that all we should do is wait for our turn. In so doing, they unwittingly endorse the right-wing narrative that, over the last few years, has been painting the Arts and Humanities as useless disciplines led by “radical lefties” intended on using public funds in order to simply be a nuisance to the status quo. According to that narrative and its technocratic neoliberal ideology, the only useful knowledge is the knowledge of “Science.” Yet, as the responses to COVID-19 are already showing - as the responses to AIDS had already shown - and as any medical humanities scholar will confirm, no epidemic is a purely medical event capable of being solely understood by means of graphs and data sets.
Open and Shut
Type in Morse code by repeatedly slamming your laptop shut
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/
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.
The source for Chinwag's external authentication script for #ejabberd has been published here:
The sooner that people who are thinking about replacing Zoom realize that the problem isn't one of software but of infrastructure, the better.
The reason Zoom works so well on a technical level is that they have a lot of infrastrutcture to support the downmixing of streams- including a ton of processing power, as well as very good bandwidth between their data centers.
You could build an equilvient program, but without the hardware and connectivity behind it, it won't be as good.
► We’ve been postponing the release of this new book REALTIME: MAKING DIGITAL CHINA since January when the #covid_19 pandemic started, with the somewhat naive hope that this crisis would be over in a near future. To this day, it seems that this situation will last and likely remain central to our lives for the year(s) to come. We collectively decided to hold an ONLINE RELEASE.
► Thursday March 26, 10-11pm CET (4-5pm CDT)
► We’ll take this opportunity to talk about ● Makerspaces in China ● Shanzhai Culture ● Shenzhen’s Night Markets ● Second-Hand Electronics ● Rural E-commerce Villages ● Damnu (online commenting) Practices and ● Potential Future of Technology in China. The presentation will be articulated in relation with the #covid_19 pandemic, live from the present #lockdown situation of each contributor.
Talks by: Clément Renaud, Dino Ge Zhang, Dennis de Bel, Maria Roszkowska, Nicolas Maigret, Gabriele de Seta...
Housebound advice from a long-term housebound person, boosts ok
I'm going to post a long thread on how to cope better if you're stuck indoors at the moment. I've been housebound by disability for a long while now, and sporadically housebound due to depression and agoraphobia before that. These are things that have improved how I deal with that. This is not gonna make houseboundness painless for you but it might help you cope. Disabled comrades are welcome to share their own advice to this thread.
I do projects on/with/about computers, networks, infrastructures. he/him
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