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New issue of The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics on "The Changing Ontology of the Image" includes contributions by CSNI researchers.

NJA Vol. 30 No. 61-62 (2021)
Full open access: https://tidsskrift.dk/nja/issue/view/9283
Print version to follow in August.

AFFORDANCES OF THE NETWORKED IMAGE
Centre for the Study of the Networked Image (Geoff Cox, Annet Dekker, Andrew Dewdney, and Katrina Sluis)
40-45
https://tidsskrift.dk/nja/article/view/127857/174089

What Is an Image?
Winnie Soon, Geoff Cox
196-201
https://tidsskrift.dk/nja/article/view/127898/174129

tv.lumbung.space/videos/watch/

lumbung calling: Generosity livestream

The fourth lumbung calling focuses on the lumbung value of Generosity. Spanning material and emotional realms, generosity, or the willingness to give, is vital in any ecosystem-building processes. It also poses a firm challenge against competition, rivalry, and rarityβ€”capitalist values that define contemporary life. In lumbung, generosity in imagining possibilities based on networking and collaboration abounds. It recognizes that knowledge is diverse, that it cannot be owned or claimed. Time and attention are inexhaustible resources in lumbung and thus should be generously shared in building more integrated ecosystems.

Guests:
Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, artist
Mamou DaffΓ©, social innovator and founder of Festival sur le Niger

Hosts:
Jumana Emil Abboud, Artist
Mirwan Andan, Member of the Artistic Direction of documenta fifteen

Resistance to privatisation has turned into a powerful force for change. (Re)municipalisation refers to the reclaiming of public ownership of services as well as the creation of new public services. Download "The Future is Public" by @tni here πŸ’™ πŸ‘‡

https://www.tni.org/files/publication-downloads/futureispublic_online_def.pdf

Hello the Internet and the Fediverse,

This account is dedicated to RadioGarage, a new interdisciplinary public space in Lviv, Ukraine. RadioGarage is part of the Lviv Radio municipal enterprise.

The meta-themes of RadioGarage include sound, art, techonogy and city.

We are going to be posting mostly in Ukrainian, but interactions in English are okay otherwise.

(Photos by Anna Zaskalna).

Big thanks to SoNoMu for hosting us on the Fediverse!

#introductions

i say a limited capacity because the way it works on the typewriter is there's a separate key for the "word extension" glyph. it works but its not terribly interesting. the same is true of Unicode, where there's a code point (U+0640 ARABIC TATWEEL) which plays the same role.

compare that to the jaw dropping beauty of Ottoman maps that use the elasticity of the script to make labels of things cover and follow the thing they label. digital text rendering cant really do this...

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Hi all, I've been lurking here for a while now, and hadn't got around to an intro post. I'm an artist/writer based in Leicester, UK. I just published a new thing bruise.in which is inspired and informed by a lot of the work I see posted in this network. It is an attempt at placing my fiction writing alongside my experimental publishing and network interests. There are three short novels available and some resources/ideas around e-pub research. πŸ™‹πŸ½

ONE-CLICK INSTALL TO AUTONOMY? πŸ”₯ πŸ’» πŸ”§ 🏝️

Online talk by @rra and myself tomorrow 30.06, 6PMUK (7PMCEST), hosted by The Photographers Gallery, Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, and Fotomuseum Winterthur.

We'll talk about lurk.org, lumbung.space and xpub.nl

Register: screenwalks.com

What is the best Mastodon / Fediverse iOS client at the moment?

Good stuff: A thesis that "addresses the obsolescence of technology through the lens of accessibility to public services. It explores the ageing processes of electronic devices in regards to a technological normativity that marginalizes owners of obsolete devices." by AnaΓ«lle Beignon

anaellebeignon.fr/design-for-o

Not surprised to find @rra in the acknowledgements :unwanted_ok:

What is best from the audience point of view?

@ann a late but heartfelt thank you for all the work you put into this amazing project <3 loved the essays, the paper colors, the ASCII, putting good stories in envelopes and thinking about who to send them to, the idea of a nourishing network, such a hopeful name in such a challenging year :)

greentechfestival.com/ damn just found out about this today. Would be so nice to attend and livepost everything in the saltiest way. Disposable coffee pad manufacturer's CEO, Brian Adams, oil company representatives as speakers. Fantastic products such as Water 3.0, 'Urban gardening without a garden', 'following people to make cities greener', 'climate friendly advertising' and a strong showing from 5 luxury car brands and much more.

Tomorrow and Tuesday, the Computing within LIMITS workshop takes place.

I'm presenting a paper based on a discussion on Mastodon, started by @calcifer about terms related to sustainability and computing. I'm starting with a discussion of 3 historical terms from the 70s, rooted in anarchism, anti-technocratic critique and human-scale technologies, after which I dive into LIMITS related and grass roots terms, ideas and their associated practices.

Link to paper: computingwithinlimits.org/2021

Lurk instance is well represented, @rra is there, in paper session #3, with a discussion on degrowth and ICT, focusing on Low Tech Magazine's design choices and most importantly, why it sometimes goes offline:
computingwithinlimits.org/2021

Many thanks to @solderpunk @neauoire @viznut and @calcifer for their kind contributions!

14 - 15 June, from 16.00 - 20.30 CEST

computingwithinlimits.org/2021

@l03s is also presenting about the terminology around practices of making alternative computing infrastructures which think about and . What have they been called historically, what have they been called in academia and more interestingly, what have they been called in grass roots technology practices?

Her paper "has the goal of making the many counter narratives to the one of green capitalism visible, show the differences and similarities between them, create bridges between different fields and contexts and demonstrate the wealth this diversity of practices, and the thinking that informs them, brings"

She used a poll on mastodon and the subsequent discussion (post.lurk.org/@l03s/1057133321) as a way to surface the terms and she discusses some of them: and appropriate technology.

The paper really centers the diversity of approaches and the existence of alternatives not just by mentioning but also engaging with them. @viznut, @neauoire, and @calcifer are mentioned as are and .

The paper is useful for those that want an overview of current discussions on the topic because it points to the many places and ways these discussions take place.

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On monday I'm presenting a paper on solar.lowtechmagazine.com 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 solar.lowtechmagazine.com 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..

computingwithinlimits.org/2021

"The student-user enacts a double bind, merging two overlapping modes of organization of society. On one hand this bind confirms and reinforces the neo-liberal model for education (clients instead of persons, services instead of pedagogical exchanges, competitors instead of peers, etc) and on the other it welcomes in public institutions the wider landscape of capitalist platformization of life, of which school is just one of the sectors to be optimized for value extraction."

internationaleonline.org/opini

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