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Digital Solidarity Networks started as a shared listing of tools, practices and readings for digital solidarity, conviviality and togetherness. In May and June 2021 we are organising 3 public moments for collective relearning.

For the first event, happening on Thursday 20 May, 15:00 -18:00 CEST, we will be joined by DuΕ‘an Barok, who will speak about Artist-Run Digital Networks and Community Work.

Together, we will be asking:

* How can we reconfigure digital networks across timelines and communities?

Read more about the event and the Digital Solidarity Networks series here: vvvvvvaria.org/en/dsn-1.html

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On the illusion of 'net-zero' technologies, how we got there and what is next.

'It should now be getting clear where the journey is heading. As the mirage of each magical technical solution disappears, another equally unworkable alternative pops up to take its place. The next is already on the horizon – and it’s even more ghastly. Once we realise net zero will not happen in time or even at all, geoengineering – the deliberate and large scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system – will probably be invoked as the solution to limit temperature increases.'

theconversation.com/climate-sc

How to design a sailing ship for the 21st century?

It is surprisingly difficult to build a carbon neutral ship. This is even more the case today, because our standards for safety, health, hygiene, comfort, and convenience have changed profoundly since the Age of Sail.

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2021

loving sonomu.club local timeline seeing so much musical activity from a wide range of practitioners and levels of expertise i love you all thanks

We extended the deadline of the call for participating at the Silicon Friend Camp until may 17! Spread the word :)

https://cwc.radical-openness.org

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One of the most important roles for artists and creators of software today is to imagine and promote forms of cultural practice outside of corporate enclosure.

I just published an interview with Alfredo Lopez, founder and long-time board member of May First, a co-op serving the technology needs of leftist movements. He talks about May First's vision, goals, governance, and more.

Listen or read here: https://realcoopstories.org/alfredo-lopez-may-first-movement-technology/

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Hi , I'm Quentin, I'a graphic designer free-software and enthusiast . Since two years I share these interests with students by teaching at Nimes University and The OrlΓ©ans School of Art and Design. I'm part of @velvetyne prepostprint.org and Atelier TΓ©mΓ©raire (which distribute political/graphical zines, thesis and posters). I'm also a big fan of and currently working with a beautiful plotter call Plotilde (adopted with @raphael ). I love organise meeting's and workshop to exchange with poeple and learn new stuff.
To pay my rent and eat I develop small website (I'm mor specialized in the frontend job, I'm afraid by big architectures).
These last month I'm questionning the notion of in my domains and the society. I'm interrested by promoted by movements.

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Hello Fediverse!

I am currently preparing material for my potential bachelor thesis in communication design. I'm looking for info on open source usage or workflow in the design industry (but basically everything none-Adobe). I know of David Revoy's book project and would love to hear about more experiences. If you have any yourself or any material at hand (blogs, videos, papers, etc.) I'd be happy if you could send it my way. 😊 ❀️

#OpenSource #adobe #FollowerPower

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Very excited to announce that #NGI DAPSI will be funding user account data export and migration in #Snikket and #XMPP! This project will give people more control over their data and ensure they are never locked into a specific XMPP provider.

https://snikket.org/blog/dapsi-fund-account-portability/

#NGI4EU #data #freedom #standards

Announcing XMPP<=>ActivityPub gateway project doubled with XMPP Pubsub end-to-end encryption supported by NLnet/NGI Zero (thanks again @NGIZero !)

https://www.goffi.org/b/activitypub-gateway-and-pubsub-e2ee-QGqK

#XMPP #activitypub #libervia #nlnet #e2ee #pubsub

Pleased to report that Hometown v1.0.5+3.3.0 is now released! This release adds no new features, it simply brings Hometown up to date with Mastodon v3.3.0.

https://github.com/hometown-fork/hometown/releases/tag/v1.0.5%2B3.3.0

#hometown

Hi hi!

Time for a 'lil . My name is Silvio, I'm Italian but I live in the Netherlands. In the past I researched artistic "post-digital" publishing, I wrote about the entrepreneurial ideology in relation to precarity, and did a lot of other stuff such as graphic design, web development, installations, net art, zines, weird tools, videoclips… I'm starting to suspect that consistency is not among my core skills :oh_no_bubble:

Right now I'm mostly busy documenting and understanding a sense of disillusionment that seems to permeate the design field.

Currently, I'm an assistant professor in design theory and criticism at the Center for Other Worlds in Lisbon (otherworlds.pt/) and I'm part of varia.zone, a lovely space dedicated to everyday technology.

I toot mostly about , , and . Also, I enjoy posting "unacceptable" CW puns.

While writing about the past and the present of computer usership, I amassed a mastodontic year-long thread. That was fun :) post.lurk.org/web/statuses/105

The attached photo is by @joak

"having a lot of data centers has no correlation with spreading misinformation or enabling hate speech and online harassment beyond allowing such activities to scale. But a monopoly on the means of computation adds to the inertia that makes leaving said platforms challenging."
https://thereboot.com/the-infrastructural-power-beneath-the-internet-as-we-know-it/

I'm looking for this project from a few years back where someone trained a character-level recurrent neural network on a ton of .nfo files, text files and ansi banners.

The thing would spit out these nice weird super long deep-dream-meets-.nfo text files. I don't think they ever published the code, just remember a page with screenshots.

Obviously this is impossible to search for on google. Do you maybe recall this project? @praxeology @darius @aparrish

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