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THE PARA-REAL: FINDING THE FUTURE IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

A livestream series about hidden economies, communities building livelihoods and support in defiance of platform exploitation and atomisation.

Streaming WEEKLY from Sunday, May 23
12PM PDT/3PM EDT/9PM CEST

FULL ANNOUNCEMENT πŸ‘‰πŸ½ ndc.substack.com/p/the-para-re

TRAILER πŸ‘‰πŸ½ youtube.com/watch?v=b-JQ5Bo4Jn

STREAMING SITE & PROGRAMME πŸ‘‰πŸ½ stream.undersco.re

PUBLIC CALENDAR LINK: webcal://cloud.undersco.re/remote.php/dav/public-calendars/9FzomgAfidHWCQcx/?export

Not finished yet, but making progress.

More than anything, I'm really happy with our integration work and aesthetics with this Underscore project. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

THE PARA-REAL: Finding the Future in Unexpected Places

EPISODE 2
We Are Here Because of Those Who Were Not: Claiming the Para-Real with Black trans artist and archivist Danielle Braithwaite-Shirley

*The Para-Real mirrors real world politics into digital spaces, amplified by hardware costs, supply chain injustices and connectivity access. Though celebrated as a refuge for the weird, the 1990s digital culture overwhelmingly favoured a demographic with the material means and luxury of time to immerse themselves in it. The result of this lack of access is a homogenous digital culture with narrow definitions of identity and aesthetics. Through reflection on her trailblazing work and experiences as an artist, Danielle Braithwaite-Shirley details the shortfalls of today's digital identity systems, the missing voices from early digital culture, and the unexpected outcomes when game engines, creative tools and hardware are liberated from class barriers and become universally accessible.*

Streaming in 40 minutes πŸ‘‰ stream.undersco.re

Also we're having a viewing party, you can join via the stream or on Discord discord.com/invite/Xu9D3qVana

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if you look in the mirror and say 'systems of power' three times adam curtis will magically appear

Looking for a freelance Java developer to quote me for a small open source job extending a feature in an existing Java applet. This is for a cooperatively owned infrastructure project. Bonus if you’ve ever worked with Keycloak. DM me for additional details. Thank you!

If you missed Episode 1, the stream archive is available on demand now! thanks to Undersco.re for the stream and archive infrastructure β™₯

"It's Weird, Okay!? I Get It's Weird!": Finding the Self in the Para-Real with VR Documentarian Joe Hunting ✨✨✨
tv.undersco.re/videos/watch/80

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BUILDING OUT FAIRER ART ECONOMIES
A guest post by philosopher and researcher Lucy Rose Sollitt about the shortcomings of technical promises and the future of creative livelihoods.

As part of the PARA-REAL livestream series.
ndc.substack.com/p/building-ou

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THE PARA-REAL: FINDING THE FUTURE IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

A livestream series about hidden economies, communities building livelihoods and support in defiance of platform exploitation and atomisation.

Streaming WEEKLY from Sunday, May 23
12PM PDT/3PM EDT/9PM CEST

FULL ANNOUNCEMENT πŸ‘‰πŸ½ ndc.substack.com/p/the-para-re

TRAILER πŸ‘‰πŸ½ youtube.com/watch?v=b-JQ5Bo4Jn

STREAMING SITE & PROGRAMME πŸ‘‰πŸ½ stream.undersco.re

PUBLIC CALENDAR LINK: webcal://cloud.undersco.re/remote.php/dav/public-calendars/9FzomgAfidHWCQcx/?export

392 DAYS: Recapping the first year of my research group, The New Design Congress

Since January 1, 2020 we:

✏️ Published 5 essays
πŸ§‘β€πŸ”¬ Completed 2 research projects
πŸ‘” Worked on half a dozen consulting projects, across systems theory, disinformation and privacy
πŸ“Ί Broadcast 12 livestreams
πŸ” Provided threat modelling work for at risk groups

I’m really looking forward to what we’re going to do this year ✨

Read more: ndc.substack.com/p/392-days

Ethical Design and Ethical AI are deeply flawed in exactly the same way. They propose an impossible contradiction in that they are dependent on technology and governance systems that enrich existing power structures. You can't change that with a framework or a diverse data set.

2011: facial recognition is introduced, researchers criticise it for its inability to recognise Black and Asian faces.

2020:

I don’t post too many personal things online but the last few months have been scary. Ripley’s coat had gotten so thin she couldn't keep warm outside. I was seriously worried about her having cancer or failing kidneys. It turns out I used a fur brush on her that was too strong and it tore out part of her undercoat. Now, it's growing back, and she's losing the last clumps of her summer coat.

I wouldn’t have put it past 2020 to give my shiba bad health. It turns out she’s going to be okay. πŸ’–

Parler is the number one free app on iOS right now. This is gonna get interesting. Anyone have an account and watching what the right wing is going off about over there?

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