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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@rra Your work on LTM's hardware setup was a big inspiration to me. Thank you.

I regularly try to compute from constrained environments to ensure that my setup is sustainable.

@rra finding that solar low tech mag project has been a great inspiration, welcome!

@rra Wow, I remember binge-reading some of your blog posts last year, they are so, so well written and informative. It's amazing to be following you here!

@astrojuanlu Thanks! Just to be clear: I'm not the author! I made the site itself, the harware and the design together with Marie Otsuka.

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