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I know its funny and easy to dunk on Mark and this deeply cringe metaverse, but that is exactly how it meant to work: Mark Escaping True Accountability. But then again this is not about him because someone super passable and charming like Frances Haugen will take over the company and nothing changes. The meta-conversation we should be having: Make a case for particular corporate conduct as crimes against humanity, prosecute the responsible mid and high level managment under an international criminal court. Disentangle and break up that company and other similar ones. Put strong regulation in place that forces competition and adverserial interoperability. Treat the subsidiaries such as whatsapp as what they essentially are to billions of people: utility companies and move regulate them under the same premise.

After doing some experiments, I discovered that it's very possible to livestream with autogenerated captions.

Please upvote my feature request to help get livestream auto-captioning into Peertube!

github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube

This Wednesday at 19:30 there'll be a wip show and tell session for anyone that wants to join :)

I'll be showing some new changes to Lieu that I've been working on 🤫
Meeting link at https://chat.0data.app/t/zero-data-swap-3-maker-meet-october-27-2021/44

Read & Repair feat. @jules

Sunday, 31.10.2021
11:00-13:00 CEST
online!

During this session we will dive into a recent paper by Abeba Birhane entitled Algorithmic injustice: a relational ethics approach. Abeba has recently completed a PhD in cognitive sciences and her research sits at the intersection of complex adaptive systems, machine learning, and critical race studies. The paper investigates ways to address algorithmic injustice that go way beyond efforts to build more inclusive/representative, and “debiased” datasets.

varia.zone/en/rr-community-mem

Poster by @p_p

It's been out for a few weeks now, but this report by EDRi deserves your attention if you are thinking about "Fair AI":

Beyond Debiasing Regulating AI and its inequalities
edri.org/wp-content/uploads/20

JUST DROPPED
"THE LIMITS TO DIGITAL CONSENT"
CRITICAL RESEARCH INTO THE VIABILITY OF ETHICAL CONSENT IN COMPLEX DIGITAL SYSTEMS

NDC x SIMPLY SECURE.

"Consent is broken. Efforts to refine digital consent have not succeeded. Today we launch The Limits to Digital Consent report with the New Design Congress. Read how consent has failed:"

More info 👉 ndc.substack.com/p/the-limits-

Get the report 👉 simplysecure.org/resources/The

I don't know. Maybe it's time to make this public.

If you are trying to learn audio programming and DSP from scratch (like, *really* from scratch), these notes might be the place to start:

mu.krj.st/

They were lecture notes for a student-led 1-credit audio programming course that I taught in the spring this year, but it's now a course for everyone. Some sections are still in revision, but the main contents are mostly complete.

It's probably more low level and UNIX-centric than most of the audio programming tutorials you can find, so don't expect to learn how to make an audio plugin using JUCE or how to make fancy GUIs etc. But maybe this can be a good thing.

caveats:
1. you need to know basic C and UNIX shell utilities
2. it contains math, but at most calculus level

Volumetric Regimes: The Industrial Continuum of 3D

@ Center for the Study of the Networked Image, on-line.
Wednesday 3 November 13:00 CET

A conversation hosted by Possible Bodies (Jara Rocha, Femke Snelting) in conversation with Martino Morandi

centreforthestudyof.net/?p=595

hello world! we are exploring computation at a human scale, in pedagogical, performative and/or speculative ways :)

very glad to be here!

currently we are starting to develop the technique, a proposal for movement practice based on the computational transformation of sequences within a constrained vocabulary. this as part of a micro-residency in the fall phase of the conference.

recently we completed the tutorial that some of you might be aware of.

you can find about this and more in the web and in gemini:

* compudanzas.net/now.html
* gemini://compudanzas.net/now.g

#GoToSocial still has a bit of money saved up from liberapay donations to pay someone to make a small website at gotosocial.org (currently nothing there). Just something static that explains what the project is and links to the docs and the code repo. At a stretch we could also have something that lets us post blog-style updates there (here's what we've been working on this month etc), but that part isn't a big priority right now. Theming should be consistent with the GtS style. If you're interested, dm me or reply here :)

DARC/Aarhus and CSNI/LSBU are organising a research workshop - Rendering Research - to collapse the traditional workflows of academic publishing and draw more closely together work-in-progress and feedback, writing and print production - in collab w/ transmediale & ERG, School of Graphic Research, to be held in Brussels in January 2022. Deadline for submissions: 14 Nov, see centreforthestudyof.net/?p=596

Despite the fact that @Gargron, the Mastodon project and the wider ecosystem can not do much to prevent particular actors from joining the fediverse, a statement by the official project regarding Trump's use of the software would be a welcome and important gesture. Something similar happened when Gab forked mastodon in 2019:
blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/07/

I feel this could be relevant for LURK & friends:

Call for contributors - Chiptune studies reader:

"We are excited to announce that we are seeking contributions for The Chiptune Studies Reader, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed and edited volume on chiptune - or 'chipmusic' and 'micromusic' as it is also known - which we intend to publish through Oxford University Press.

The invitation to submit an abstract is open to scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as chiptune practitioners and fans."

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At Varia + online  
Saturday 06/11/2021  
11:00-13:00 CEST

will introduce us to Feminist . This workshop will enable participants to dream, invent and desire together feminist . They will invent narratives, speculative fiction and radical imaginaries that work as alternatives to existing oppressive or dystopian models. The workshop is oriented at co-designing stories and creating new worlds as processes to imagine and together about feminist desired futures.   

More info: 
vvvvvvaria.org/en/fhm-3.html   
adanewmedia.org/author/spidera
zoiahorn.anarchaserver.org/spe

To register send to: estragonius@protonmail.com

F(eminist)H(ack)M(eetings), organised by Artemis, Angeliki and Julia, are a series of research meetings and workshops that explore the potentialities and imaginaries of feminist technological collectives. These gatherings aim to challenge who counts as a hacker, and what counts as hacking. More: fhm.varia.zone

/This event is made possible with the kind support of the Creative 
Industries Fund NL/  

*Varia's newsletter:* 
we.lurk.org/postorius/lists/va

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