🥳 lumbung.space is online 🥳
We've been working with ruangrupa & friends for a while now and we're super proud to see the project launched!
Here's an excerpt from the public post:
The aim of lumbung.space is to create a digital infrastructure that is maintained by the lumbung network without being dependent upon exploitative digital infrastructures. The pandemic and the ensuing digitization of many aspects of creative practice, offered an extra reason to focus on networked media practices. lumbung.space, therefore, is an urgent experiment that tries out what an artist-run digital space could be like.
lumbung.space was conceptualized and developed together with @rra an artist and doctoral candidate in Interaction Design at Malmö University and with @autonomic. Their work for lumbung.space is part of the @coopcloud initiative, which allows other collectives to set up similar infrastructures.
Would love recommendations for folks to follow on here! If it helps to judge what we might be interested in, we're currently watching our own pirate broadcast of Office Space on a Sony Watchman while outlining a paper comparing the process of restoring a TRS-80 Model 1 vs. that of a Looking Glass Holographic Display
Hey there! I'm Lucie/Lime, I'm from France.
I've been around the fediverse since 2017 and the Lurk community since 2018.
I'm a backend/software developer, a VJ/visualist and DJ.
I like to dig many different fields such as linguistics, computer science and chemistry.
Nice to meet y'all!
Hi, I'm Paul. I'm a computer musician and researcher, currently thinking about lyricism what it means for a computer to sing. I explore quirky vocal synthesis DSP algorithms and try to control them in interesting ways.
As a musician-turned-programmer, one of the things I try to do is build resources for topics related to audio programming and DSP that I wish I had when I was starting out. My aim is to empower digital musicians to "dig in" more and craft their own toys and tools for their work.
I also bake a lot. Expect many pictures of bread and croissants here, among other things.
According to fedidb.org, there are 39 #hometown servers which are home to 3.9k users who wrote 2.6M messages.
Mastodon is used by 3.3K servers, home to 3.17M users who wrote 485.7M messages.
If one does some really simple math: hometown has 67.5K messages per server, or 714 per user.
Mastodon meanwhile has ~145.5k messages per server but only 152 messages per user.
So how come hometown users write so much more?
Hometown is 99% the same as Mastodon. The main difference? Hometown allows posting local-only, meaning messages do not leave the instance and are only visible to those on the instance.
Here is a theory: servers focused on a specific community which in addition allow local-only posting create much more engagement. Even when, or specifically because, these messages are not visible in the larger network.
The numbers above are really back-of-the-envelope so there are caveats. There might also be other factors at play, such as self-selection. Talkative and community oriented-folks gravitate towards hometown? People join large mastodon servers and quickly leave?
Meanwhile, Mastodon has resisted local-only posting and in current official apps even remove the local timeline. This is (maybe??) good for network growth and large generic servers but is it good for communities? Is this really an alternative?
An #introduction post:
Hi I’m Ryan, I’m a dad of four.
I work at a non-FAANG tech company as a project manager in the support department.
I have anxiety.
I play and run several D&D games.
I make lots of weird sounds with synthesizers and spend a lot of time thinking about doing that.
I do musical theatre at a tiny local community theater and I’m terrible.
hello, lurk! doing a re-#introduction because i jumped over to this instance after i made an account for @mediaarchaeologylab and it became very clear i like it here. i am the maintainer of things both physical and metaphysical at the MAL, and also make my own work in various media. most of it is technology related but i also do work exploring personal ritual, psychiatry and psychiatric abuse, and disability
- Listening to art
- Playing with audio
- Sounding out technology
- Composing in code
- Rewinding the soundscape
- Loitering in video games
I'll generally be posting about sound, including music as a subset of sound. I've written professionally for a long time for publications like The Wire, Nature, 48 Hills, Boing Boing, NewMusicBox, Pitchfork, and Tower Records' Pulse! magazine, where I was an editor for many years. I wrote the Bloomsbury/33⅓ book about Aphex Twin's album Selected Ambient Works Volume II, and I have been blogging at disquiet.com since 1996.
If you make music, you might be interested in a music community called the #DisquietJunto that I've moderated since 2012. Each week, members respond to a shared composition prompt (you can receive those via email at tinyletter.com/disquiet-junto).
hey, i'm nikken. in my dayjob i'm a woodworker (for now) but i am more comfortable infront of my screen where i mostly follow stuff in the free software community (OpenBSD, GNU Guix, ...) and whatever else interests me (music, history, politics, you know).
i was on the fedi back when mastodon started but you know how these things go. anyways, after years of rss'ing the fedi i'm happy to start posting again! glad to meet y'all :)
Invitation to an event in Paris
I would love to invite lurkers and other fedizens based in Paris to Gaîté Lyrique tonight :) I will discuss post-despair, ruins and what do?! with Mariana Marangoni, Ekheo, Benjamin Gaulon and Dasha Ilina.
Modest proposal for Mastodon newcomers
You came here to leave behind algorithmic feeds, advertisement and annoying overruling billionaires. But, probably, you won't immediately delete all your corporate social media accounts. It's not easy, I get it.
The good news is that being active in different social media could mean experimenting with different social media behaviors. If corporate social media are spammy and attention-grabbing, why not using them only for the spammy and attention-grabbing posts, for the relentless self-promotion that many of us are sort of required to do for work?
Let's leave the eyeball-accumulation mindset to birdsite (that's what we call Twitter here), facebook and instagram. Free from that burden, we can make this a space of authentic exchange, not one where everyone shouts at one another while nobody is listening.
I'm a longtime member of the lines/monome #music community and I'm a huge fan of the Disquiet Junto weekly provocations (though the results of any inspiration I might find are often kept private).
I'm trying to get better at being comfortable with ambiguity. Many things are neither good, bad, nor neutral. Stuff can be complex and multifaceted, containing multitudes.
#introduction time 👋
- I'm a writer, programmer and researcher based in Melbourne.
- Outside of that, I'm looking to learn more about digital librarianship and curatorship, digital humanities, early internet and the #indieweb, live art coding, generative art and cool web design.
- I was also a #music journalist for a few years and I'm a classically trained singer, so I'm always keen to hear new recs
I never did an #introduction so I'll join the fun:
I live in Porto and have a background in design. With @aiscarvalho I dedicate most of my existence exploring the ways that we make computers do what we want, and how we can make them output pretty and/or thoughtful things. I did a lot of teaching in formal and informal contexts (and miss it much). Digital rights activism is another focus of mine, and I recently got into livecoding dance music.
(links are in my bio!)
I do projects on/with/about computers, networks, infrastructures. he/him
We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.