I am so proud of myself for getting elementaryOS to run on an 8 years old macBook, using an old kernel that still supports its graphic card. I learned so much, damn! (and eos is great, I love it!)

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Canon can't get enough chips to make the DRM in its toner cartridges to work so it's having to tell people how to bypass it. 💯

(German-language site) https://www.canon.de/support/business-product-support/interim-toner/

I enjoyed reading Francesca Bria's rounding up of roughly 20 years of activism and policymaking for digital infrastructure and institutions for the common good: the-crypto-syllabus.com/france
also with nice takes on the flaws of crypto solutionism.

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„Sisters with transitors”, a about about the pioneering in , is available at the EU public broadcaster ARTE for free: arte.tv/fr/videos/104017-000-A

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The Feminist Hacker Assembly from the galaxy of Hacker Feminisms all around the world takes place at #rc3 2021 online. The glue is /etc, Eclectic Tech Carnival, running since 2002. Contributions: managed #servers (https://systerserver.net/ and https://anarchaserver.org/), #fanzines https://psaroskalazines.gr/zines/, #books, #radio https://hackordie.gattini.ninja/hack-or-wave/, #codes, #games

For proposals/submission: 📧 call AT eclectictechcarnival org (first schedule draft 18/12)

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Processing Community Day 2021 in Basel, Switzerland – November 13 https://basel.codes/2021/

With Open Call for talks and workshops.
It will be in person event and workshops are free. So if you’re in or nearby Basel/Bâle and want to get into Creative Coding have a look!

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RT @jsrailton@twitter.com


We caught a zero-click, zero day iMessage exploit used by NSO Group's #Pegasus spyware.

Target? Saudi activist.

We reported the #FORCEDENTRY exploit to @Apple@twitter.com, which just pushed an emergency update.


🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/jsrailton/status/1437498350895501314

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Femke Nijsse: "On Monday the #IPCC released their assessment ... This ends years of hard (volunteer!) work for hundreds of scientists.

It starts a journey of updating hundreds or thousands of #Wikipedia articles, which will equally take years

I would like to invite researchers, especially early-career researchers that are doing a literature review, to join us at

What better way to get an in-depth understanding of a new topic than write about it to a lay audience?"

I will be talking tomorrow at 6pm CEST about data colonialism, and how data extraction affects commonality in and outside of technological practice.

I love that project: Low Tech Magazine Solar-Powered Website:
it goes offline when the weather is bad for a too long period. the footer is including a weather forecast to give you an idea about future availability <3

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Lukas Krämer:
Ich habe 6,5 Stunden am Tag in einer Werkstatt gearbeitet. Diese Werkstattart macht in Deutschland acht Milliarden Umsatz im Jahr. Dennoch zahlt man mir und meinen Kolleg*innen für unsere Arbeit nur 1,35 Euro die Stunde. Es ist für niemanden möglich, davon zu leben, weswegen wir dann auch Grundsicherung vom Staat brauchen. Das kann man mit uns machen, weil wir eine Behinderung haben.

Petition auf Change.org zeichnen:

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Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?

You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!



Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!

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Digital Solidarity Networks started as a shared listing of tools, practices and readings for digital solidarity, conviviality and togetherness. In May and June 2021 we are organising 3 public moments for collective relearning.

For the first event, happening on Thursday 20 May, 15:00 -18:00 CEST, we will be joined by Dušan Barok, who will speak about Artist-Run Digital Networks and Community Work.

Together, we will be asking:

* How can we reconfigure digital networks across timelines and communities?

Read more about the event and the Digital Solidarity Networks series here: vvvvvvaria.org/en/dsn-1.html

@ccl @manetta

and also, it posed another important question: how can art become a practice of the social, vs. a solitary practice of an individual author, who will be judged by the market and is connected to others only by competition.

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this is amazing: This April, TRANSFER and left.gallery collaborated on an online group show called “Pieces of Me,” which consisted of “tokens” representing the practice of over fifty leading digital artists. Collectors could buy these works using a regular contract and either fiat or crypto (NFT optional), with the artists receiving 70 percent of the sale. The certificate for each work stipulated that the artist would additionally receive a 50 percent royalty upon every resale—an amount far exceeding the tenuous 10 percent royalty granted by most NFT platforms. The collectors who chose to “mint” their purchase also had to pay the fees to mint one artist’s proof. But more than simply maximizing individual artists’ incomes, the show upended art-world economies by redistributing 30 percent of every sale to all the artists in the show, as well as to the art workers who made it possible. Implicitly, “Pieces of Me” asked whether it is possible to treat the field of digital art as itself a “distributed network” that redistributes resources instead of concentrating them.

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"NFTs [...] effectively divorcing the concept of ownership from the responsibilities of stewardship and reducing it to bragging rights."

one of the better texts on that topic, and quite pointed: artforum.com/print/202105/toke

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join Celeste Betancur and I today as we write code in a website>>>

11:30pm Brussels / 4:30pm Medellín

part of Oscillation Festival

>> join us at (live website): ojack.xyz/flujos
>> ongoing festival radio stream: oscillation-festival.be/

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hey all, here's a new computer thing I made! it's called the Nonsense Laboratory, and it's a series of weird little tools for manipulating the spelling and sound of words with machine learning: https://artsexperiments.withgoogle.com/nonsense-laboratory/

it's part of a series of projects launched yesterday showing the outcomes of the Artists + Machine Intelligence grant program, which you can learn more about here: https://experiments.withgoogle.com/ami-grants

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Welcome to post.lurk.org, an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.

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