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Hello Fediverse!

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. 😊 ❀️

#OpenSource #adobe #FollowerPower

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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.

#NGI4EU #data #freedom #standards

Announcing XMPP<=>ActivityPub gateway project doubled with XMPP Pubsub end-to-end encryption supported by NLnet/NGI Zero (thanks again @NGIZero !)

#XMPP #activitypub #libervia #nlnet #e2ee #pubsub

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.


Hi hi!

Time for a 'lil . My name is Silvio, I'm Italian but I live in the Netherlands. In the past I researched artistic "post-digital" publishing, I wrote about the entrepreneurial ideology in relation to precarity, and did a lot of other stuff such as graphic design, web development, installations, net art, zines, weird tools, videoclips… I'm starting to suspect that consistency is not among my core skills :oh_no_bubble:

Right now I'm mostly busy documenting and understanding a sense of disillusionment that seems to permeate the design field.

Currently, I'm an assistant professor in design theory and criticism at the Center for Other Worlds in Lisbon ( and I'm part of, a lovely space dedicated to everyday technology.

I toot mostly about , , and . Also, I enjoy posting "unacceptable" CW puns.

While writing about the past and the present of computer usership, I amassed a mastodontic year-long thread. That was fun :)

The attached photo is by @joak

"having a lot of data centers has no correlation with spreading misinformation or enabling hate speech and online harassment beyond allowing such activities to scale. But a monopoly on the means of computation adds to the inertia that makes leaving said platforms challenging."

I'm looking for this project from a few years back where someone trained a character-level recurrent neural network on a ton of .nfo files, text files and ansi banners.

The thing would spit out these nice weird super long deep-dream-meets-.nfo text files. I don't think they ever published the code, just remember a page with screenshots.

Obviously this is impossible to search for on google. Do you maybe recall this project? @praxeology @darius @aparrish

btw our hometown instance already removed all references to toot (that is part of the hometown mods..)

and here is the thread with hbomberguy:

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mastodon dev considering to switch away from 'toot' because it is not serious enough.

Quite some interesting back and forth 🍿 for example the fact that the origin of toot lies in that eugen got challenged by hbomberguy to use it in return for patreon support lol

Although I always found it a slightly cringey word, I do think it adds much to the culture, lore and attitude of the project. I honestly think the slight cringe is way nicer than going the route of generic-acceptable-open-source-aesthetic like NC, Mattermost etc which are just so profoundly bland and un-fun? Would be sad if Mastodon becoming enterprise ready means it loses its own (visual) language.

hello Lurkers - Long time listener first time caller: I’m chaka (or Ci), and I’m a Philadelphia-based multidisciplinary designer, writer, and photographer (and occasionally a researcher). My background is in Media studies and production along with the arts but I spend as much time behind a computer keyboard as I do in a studio. Outside of that, I like the learning about fashion (as much as the symbolic and cultural aspects as much as the technical aspect), music (collecting, playing, and seeing it live), skateboarding, and digital cultures (especially anything Y2K).
I think love is always speaking if you listen closely.

I don't have that big of a digital footprint, but I always try an answer either here or elsewhere, where you can also check out some of my work:

Lurkers, here's my overdue : I am a digital art preservation specialist with a focus on net art, leading the preservation program at My background is home computer folk music, digital folklore at large, software history, "full stack development", net art, interface design, net activism, and turn-of-the-century virtual reality.

Hello Lurkers, it’s time for a brief . I am raphaΓ«l, born in montpellier, studied art in brussels, living in paris. I usually write small systems with code or physical objects, that eventually become instruments, tools, or less functional things. I love cooking without cookbooks and I usually write code the same way. I am a free software user and enthusiast. I teach art and design in various schools and during workshops. I am part of @velvetyne and I am currently (04/2021) focused on and as a language, and I still maintain lots of tiny tools that I should list somewhere at some point. Procrastination is part of my creative process and I kind of handle it now. I have a post-punk band called zone and a debian computer called jardin.

@entreprecariat I've learned to turn my computer off. Not like suspend or hibernate, properly off.

Climate Anxiety Is an Overwhelmingly White Phenomenon by Sarah Jaquette Ray

'The prospect of an unlivable future has always shaped the emotional terrain for Black and brown people, whether that terrain is racism or change. Climate change compounds existing structures of injustice, and those structures exacerbate climate change. Exhaustion, anger, hopeβ€”the effects of oppression and resistance are not unique to this climate moment. What *is* unique is that people who had been insulated from oppression are now waking up to the prospect of their own unlivable future.'

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