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That interviewer tries so so hard to turn it into a more interesting conversation about wider social issues, power, community but Stallman gonnna be Stallman

Interview in The New Left Review with , particularly nice part about the early origins and the development of

@E_S @kurbitur can u guys ping Kimberley about this?

Not sure if you guys still read artez mails when on internships..

This Sunday @ccl and i are giving a workshop during the Impakt Festival around ORES, Wikipedia's machine learning service. You are all very welcome to join us!

The theme of this year's Impakt festival is post-truth, fake news and algorithmic superstructures.
We will speak about the position of Wikipedia in the wake of the current media climate and fake news, where we find ourselves suddenly turning to Wikipedia as a reliable source of information.

During the workshop we will dive into the mechanisms that support Wikipedia to be regarded as such, by looking at the machine learning service ORES that Wikipedia uses against vandalism.

We will discuss examples of how Wikipedia struggles with vandalism, look into the feminist inspirations of the ORES project, and do a writing exercise together to explore our understanding of the the 'good faith' and 'damaging' parameters that are used to prevent vandalism but not scare away new editors.

You can subscribe by writing to: trust {AT}

Sunday 28th of October
13:30h to 15:30h

#Google cancels its planned "campus" in #Kreuzberg, #Berlin, under pressure by the neighborhood!!! ✊

A major symbolic victory, calling for the next steps of combating all this empire stands for, and tech-gentrification/speculation!πŸŽ†

Congrats to all who participated, with their presence, energy, courage and intelligence! πŸ’“

Decentralized, direct local+global action (beyond "scenes" and compartmentalized fights) HAS an impact! πŸ“’

Now: THE WORLD!!! 🌎


<reboost from Nettime, by Inke Arns>

Dear all,

β€žOH BOY, IT’S A COMPUTER GRRRL!β€œ - yes, and they are many! If you are in town, or near (Dortmund, the Ruhr area, or Cologne, Duesseldorf, or even Frankfurt Airport, West Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands ;-), between 27 October 2018 and 24 February 2019, drop in and check out our new exhibition!

The COMPUTER GRRRLS would love to see you.

Don't miss Life Hacks: Space happening on the 31st of October at varia!

What shapes the daily routine of a telemarketing sales agent? How to go beyond the co-working model when it comes to organize a place for collaboration? What's the territorial and political role of furniture within the semi-domestic area of the artist's studio? Are life hacks a form of liberation or yet another burden? Together with author and designer François Girard-Meunier, the WORKNOT! collective (Arvand Pourabbasi and Golnar Abbasi), Varia, the Centre for Everyday Technology (represented by @rra, @manetta and Niek Hilkmann) and XPUB (the Experimental Publishing program of the Piet Zwart Institute), we will tackle these and more questions during an evening dedicated to spaces that are at once entrepreneurial and precarious.

A feminist server…

Is a situated technology. She has a sense of context and considers herself to be part of an ecology of practices

Is run for and by a community that cares enough for her in order to make her exist

Builds on the materiality of , and the gathered around it

Opens herself to expose processes, tools, sources, habits, patterns

Does not strive for seamlessness. Talk of transparency too often signals that something is being made invisible

Avoids efficiency, ease-of-use, scalability and immediacy because they can be traps

Knows that is actually an , promiscuous and parasitic practice

Is autonomous in the sense that she decides for her own dependencies

Radically questions the conditions for serving and service; experiments with changing client-server relations where she can

Treats network technology as part of a social reality

Wants networks to be mutable and read-write accessible

Does not confuse safety with security

Takes the risk of exposing her insecurity

Tries hard not to apologize when she is sometimes not available "

@wendy presenthing networksofonesown.constantvzw. during

Now at in Berlin.
You can follow live or watch the conferences after.

I'm giving a suprise (for me) talk on Sunday on

It will be a performative version of this excellent collective writing tool.

Testing my first account migration, from the historic to Suspens!
(i like already a lot the nearly Γ—3 character count!)

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On the 28th of October, @manetta and I will be giving a :hacker_w: :hacker_o: :hacker_r: :hacker_k: :hacker_s: :hacker_h: :hacker_o: :hacker_p: at the Impakt festival. Show more

@KnowPresent especially for you (and other readers) we made a nice print layout for articles

Copyleft Conf's CFP is open! We'd love to hear from you and we'd love it if you helped us spread the word. ❀️ ❀️ ❀️

"We prefer pocket servers to those in the clouds"
"Networks Of One's Own is a para-nodal periodic publication that is itself collectively written in a network. [...] The series aims to document a set of tools, experiences, ways of working that are diverse in terms of their temporality, granularity and persistence."
The incredibly well documented hybrid publication and manual and executable networksofonesown.constantvzw. is released.
#etherpad #raspberrypi #etherbox

"Presenting in ~1 hours at about Internet architecture, innovation, and human rights.


Slides: …

Am presenting an academic paper in progress so comments, suggestions, and outright critique is more than welcome!"


Niels is doing super strong work advocating for implementing human rights considerations in internet standards that would basically make spec for setting (or unsetting) routing policies for autonomous networks based on human rights considerations

If you're interested in self-hosting online services for yourself, your family or your community, there are a number of projects on the Fediverse trying to make it easier:




You don't need an expensive server, cheap machines such as old desktops/laptops and single-board computers (such as the #RaspberryPi) will work too.

#SelfHosting #CommunityHosting

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