📄 Kalí Tal, The Unbearable Whiteness of Being: African American Critical Theory and Cyberculture, 1996 http://gseweb.gse.buffalo.edu/fas/bromley/classes/socprac/readings/Kali-Tal-unbearable.htm
“In cyberspace, it is finally possible to completely and utterly disappear people of color. I have long suspected that the much vaunted ‘freedom’ to shed the ‘limiting’ markers of race and gender on the Internet is illusory, and that in fact it masks a more disturbing phenomenon—the whitinizing of cyberspace. The invisibility of people of color on the Net has allowed white-controlled and white-read publications like WIRED to simply elide questions of race.
The irony of this invisibility is that African American critical theory provides very sophisticated tools for the analysis of cyberculture, since African American critics have been discussing the problem of multiple identities, fragmented personae, and liminality for over a hundred years.”
@NGIZero will support our upcoming work on calls and video-conferences in Dino. Read our announcement post: https://dino.im/blog/2020/08/setting-out-for-calls-and-conferences/ #dino #xmpp
I think that with the whole #Mozilla fiasco, we're just witnessing once more the limit of the green/open/fair/inclusive discourse when it is essentially used as a smoke screen for commercial activities. For many years now Mozilla has used the model of running a non-profit org in front of their for-profit company. It's quite well documented and as such is not a surprising model, it is used by corporations to interface with different audiences, contexts, etc. There is however always a risk of cognitive dissonance with these models, and this is clear with Mozilla's PR right now, stuck between financial priorities and the need to maintain their image of social justice endorsers they have been working hard to promote until now.
So you might have seen it already, but we're reversing the decision to take the Mastodon instance offline. melon.computer will remain active and the Mastodon instance will stay up. We're not shutting down. If you need help getting back into your account, you can DM this account or @nuel. And if you'd like to join, here's an invite link: (expires in one week) https://melon.computer/invite/bJGAwvjp
Call for Debian 11 (bullseye) artwork proposals https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2020/08/msg00002.html
As several people asked -- yes, Delta Chat works in Belarusia even if Signal, Whatsapp etc. suffer blockings. Several people in the DC community are looking into helping things. If you want to help get in touch, and/or maybe contribute to https://opencollective.com/delta-chat
@rra Back in the dark ages when I ran a USENET nntp server, you always had this problem that expiring (deleting) old articles, especially the binaries, would peg your cpu at 100% for hours while your disk was approaching full. Somebody came up with a kind of "circular filesystem" overlay which kept a list of files by date and every time it wrote a new one it would delete an old one. Might be a good feature for fedi servers.
Anyway, thanks for taking care!
@daniel social.lodis.se is back!?
This is my attempt to create an introduction video about live coding music & visual for people in Indonesia. The video is in Bahasa Indonesia
Zine launch announcement
Delighted to announce that Magiun #1 is finally out, in digital form, and can be seen, read and commented upon at https://magiun.online
Magiun is a magazine about everyday food. This first edition deals with eating in isolation - the struggles, the joys, the unexpected discoveries, the newly added anxieties.
Hello, This is the fediverse presence of the choir the Vocal Constructivists. We make unusual music. Our last project was the opera, 'Irma' by Tom Phillips.
Our current projects include doing a web installation of 'The Metaphysics of Notation' by Mark Applebaum.
In light of current events, we're exploring online performance practice and also doing youth outreach to choirs in Ireland.
start of holidays finally 👋
Friends, Romans, Citizens - #SummerSchool is coming, and we are asking you to sign up for the panels you want to see
We will email you the day before to remind you of the panel that you signed up for, along with the link.
School is going to be in session. Come to class.
on a related note, if you have any scoops on:
* rad blogs
* weird internet
* cool forums
I do projects on/with/about computers, networks, infrastructures. he/him
Welcome to post.lurk.org, an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.