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Hi all, Roel he/him.

An artist and designer with an interest in computer networks, materiality of the internet, digital community infrastructure, DIY/DIWO approaches, FOSS culture.

You might know my work from the LowTech Mag's solar powered server project

Currently pursuing a in Interaction and Participatory at Malmö University. As part of that research I work together with actors in the cultural sector to co-design alternative social media infrastructures with/for them. These are mostly based on fediverse applications, so I am also interested in aspects of and more generally how to transition to and improve alternatives together etc. This space is far from perfect and in some cases insufficient but we need to start somewhere??

I'm a founding member of, and also part of With LURK we've been running a fediverse instance called since 2018, for which I am happy to be one of the co-admins! As part of that I boost , calls and questions..

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On monday I'm presenting a paper on during the 'Computing within ' 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 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 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..

It’s funny how quickly I went from being enchanted by the hooting of an owl at 2am to wondering when the hell that bird was going to stfu

Hi everyone! My name is Evan, I'm a product design student from Ireland. I joined the fediverse last year to explore more ways of communicating with people online, and I'm glad to have found Lurk!
My main interests include:
∙ Design, be it physical, graphical or software.
∙ Photography, especially exploring interesting ways of taking photos.
∙ Learning. I love learning about technology, sustainability and languages.
I also love origami, bees and exploring the world around me. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone on here!

RESISTANT FOREST FOOD: a collaborative research project on culinary heritage of the Iban community from Sungai Utik

Two opportunities at Malmö University in Sweden. One in Media & Communication and one in Interaction Design

Great opportunity to develop your own research project in a interdisciplinary environment with good working conditions!

I'm also in this program (Interaction Design) so feel free to ask me questions!

Feminist Hack Meetings* will happen in Athens, 9 and 10 of September as part of the project A Traversal Network of Feminist Servers, supported by the European cultural foundation. In case you are in the area, the workshops will be in English and Greek. And there will be a live stream too for those who aren't :)

More details about the program available here
(english at the bottom of the page)
* co-organized with @anglk and @estragon

#feminist #internet

More sanity from my home country: Māori tribal leaders & their advisers call for data sovereignty, to take back control of what is theirs. Cited is "an intergenerational approach to data, as a taonga (treasure)"

Self-hosting is included as a strategy, servers at home & on the marae (meeting house).

This initiative can be seen as a form of infrastructural de-colonisation, reclaiming what has been lost to the digital imperialism of AWS, Microsoft & other 'cloud' giants

Hi all! 🌊 Recently moved to @dcwalk from so doing a here.

I am a researcher and designer interested in how to build lasting and transformational alternatives to existing infrastructures, in the past this has included data stewardship, networks, and movement organizing. Now I am focused on the practices and language of low carbon networking.

Currently packing up my life and moving across the country, hoping to camp and spend some time offline along the way ⛺

This Thursday, July 28th in De Aanschouw , opening at 21.00:
lumbung tv from documenta fifteen -
an 8.5 hours video loop consisting of:

- ruangrupa (2000-2014)
- Jatiwangi art Factory - New Rural Agenda Summit
- Walkie Talkie Session I with Frederikke Hansen & reinaart vanhoe
- Lecture Series #8 - CAMP notes on education (on apartheid in South Africa)
- Keroncong Tugu Cafrinho, Live at RURU Gallery, ruangrupa, Jakarta, 19 August 2014
- Ruang Kosmik vol. 19

lumbung tv is part of the website and collaborative platform developed by Luke Murphy and @Varia Rotterdam for documenta fifteen, on the technological basis of non-commercial, volunteer-run decentral Open Source ("Fediverse") platforms such as Peertube and Mastodon.

I won't be physically present at the opening, but video-call in from documenta fifteen.

Next to the videos, the installation displays a written and a QR code link to It will be running up until October 3rd.


Two opportunities at Malmö University in Sweden. One in Media & Communication and one in Interaction Design

Great opportunity to develop your own research project in a interdisciplinary environment with good working conditions!

I'm also in this program (Interaction Design) so feel free to ask me questions!

Hello hello!

So, first an

I'm Camilo, a visual artist and designer from Bogotá living in Rotterdam. Usually getting lost while learning and making. Drawing is my first impulse when thinking and very often I find myself making connections between things.

These days I´m one half of 'attempt', an intuitive and independent publishing project for written and visual language, and also I'm co-organizing Zine Camp Festival in Rotterdam, a free festival for making zines and sharing small publications.

Happy to be here to start sharing and circulating more processes! 🌱

anyone have good reading materials re xmpp (history, pros & cons, etc)?

Will be at Books are Bridges in Rotterdam tomorrow, helping my wife who is serving her (delicious, vegan) borsch for Ukraine 🇺🇦

New Essay on Art & Design Education 

It's online "Expectations as Reality", my new essay on art & design education.* I tried to weave together various themes that are particularly close to my heart and to my world, that is, the art and design school: professional "proprioception", the role of the intellectual, self-design, the problem of access to problems, the persistence of the two cultures, the spectacle of self-aggrandizing ethics, and the ethos of compromise. Writing it meant running into a number of contradictions, and my attempt to overcome them was not easy because it meant placing myself outside a certain antagonistic comfort zone. The result is this river of text. Read it, if you have time, and let me know what you think about it, if you feel like.

The text appears on the New Design Congress, which I highly admire for their in-depth work on design politics, ethics and technology. Publishing build bridges. Big thanks to @shibco


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hi everyone, I’m Louis !

I am an artist

the art I make is visual™ and digital™ (and also sometimes poetry™) (and don’t really like categories, hence the ™s) (but I like parenthesis). I like to say that I am working with and about computers, it is my main playground. I consider myself as a sculptor, but I do not really make sculptures, it is more because shapes and materials are of special importance to me.

computer stuffs obviously ! free, open, accessible, shared...

besides that, I am an enthusiast amateur cook, fermenter, brewer, forager. I ride and repair my bicycles.

I live in France (Rennes).

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