Event in Prague coming ...!
DEPLATFORMIZATION, ETHICS & ALTERNATIVE SOCIAL MEDIA
symposium and workshop
Artycok.tv & Display Prague 25. - 26. 9. 2020
with Lidia Pereira, Christina Cochior, Dušan Barok, Liazon Wakest, John Hill, Nikola Brabcova, Hana Janeckova
Disponible sur Arte jusqu'au 15 octobre encore, le film de #VincentMeessen "Quelle que soit la longueur de la nuit" avec #OmarBlondinDiop #LéopoldSédarSenghor #Sénégal #LaChinoise #Godard #Nanterre, #Mai68 #France #Dakar #situationnisme #anticolonialisme #GeorgesPompidou et un peu d' #AntiqueOlive rouge dans le générique.
Available in AppStore, new features:
- working Voice/Video calls with Conversations
- support for MIX chat rooms
- message rectraction
- message correction
- quick reply
- improved PUSH notifications
- improved message sync with MAM:2
One of my favorite short articles by David #Graeber:
Caring too much. That's the curse of the working classes
The 'Decentralization Off The Shelf' project by SimplySecure is hosting a free workshop for #developers and #designers of #decentralized applications about useful design and interaction patterns for the specific UI & UX problems of #decentralized and #federated software. Perhaps interesting for #activitypub #xmpp #ssb devs?
Excellent paper by Sam Harnett on how tech media rhetoric paved the way for the affirmation of gig companies. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3668606 (h/t @rra)
In #Sweden there are tiny mushrooms that grow on pine needles and cones
📄 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
I do projects on/with/about computers, networks, infrastructures. he/him
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