I discovered cybre.space, and other 'cool' instances. people fought for minority rights, ability to defederate, and moderation tools, talked about mental health, demanded content warnings, and there was a lot of claims of belonging. the humanness and sensibilities existed on these instances. despite gargrons mistakes, mastodon instances were, for me, where a different world was not only possible, but was realised. i finally deleted FB/IG/TW accounts and never looked back.
THE PARA-REAL: FINDING THE FUTURE IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
A livestream series about hidden economies, communities building livelihoods and support in defiance of platform exploitation and atomisation.
Streaming WEEKLY from Sunday, May 23
12PM PDT/3PM EDT/9PM CEST
FULL ANNOUNCEMENT 👉🏽 https://ndc.substack.com/p/the-para-real-livestream-series
TRAILER 👉🏽 https://youtube.com/watch?v=b-JQ5Bo4JnI
STREAMING SITE & PROGRAMME 👉🏽 https://stream.undersco.re
PUBLIC CALENDAR LINK: webcal://cloud.undersco.re/remote.php/dav/public-calendars/9FzomgAfidHWCQcx/?export
The Fedivision Song Contest (#FSC) will accept entries until Friday, 28th midnight CEST, so we have enough time to find collaborators if needed (#FedivisionCollab), come up with beautiful songs for the fictional country or faction you would like to represent.
Also, we won't run into scheduling troubles with this other music contest named #ESC.
Spread the word, have fun! I'm looking forward to the weekend of the 29th/30th when voting will take place!
Tonight at 18:00 CET is the time for a new episode of The User Condition series! Artist and reluctant engineer @praxeology will converse with designer without qualities Silvio Lorusso about – ominous soundtrack — N E T S T A L G I A.
MySpace eulogies, pure HTML pride, RetroPie consoles, Geocities reboots, Winamp-inspired portable MP3 players, "brutalist" web design, resurrected dead media, Stranger Things-like series, philologically correct CRT TV pixel art renditions, LEGO bricks ASMR.
Undoubtedly, we live in a time of nostalgia of the adventurous web of yore, the good ol' computing, the endless gaming days. But what exactly was so precious about it? What is that we long for? Are we just stuck, incapable to see the good in the new? Or is this longing for the past a way to re-inject some lost values into the near future?
Drawing from the work of Svetlana Boym and Mark Fisher, Howell and Lorusso will unpack the current netstalgic waves, trying to distinguish their restorative element from the reflective one. They will attempt to unearth the futures buried in the past, the futures that never were and yet here they are, haunting us like a distant MIDI lullaby.
Date: Monday, 17th of May 2021
Time: 18:00h - 19:00h CET
Location: Online (https://stream.vvvvvvaria.org/)
More info: http://varia.zone/en/usercond02.html
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 Dušan 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: https://vvvvvvaria.org/en/dsn-1.html
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.'
How to design a sailing ship for the 21st century?
It is surprisingly difficult to build a carbon neutral #sailing 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.
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/
Hi , I'm Quentin, I'a graphic designer free-software and #webtoprint enthusiast . Since two years I share these interests with students by teaching at Nimes University and The Orléans School of Art and Design. I'm part of @velvetyne prepostprint.org and Atelier Téméraire (which distribute political/graphical zines, thesis and posters). I'm also a big fan of #printingsystems 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 #labour in my domains and the society. I'm interrested by #labourabolition promoted by #anarchists movements.
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. 😊 ❤️
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.
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.
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.