In case you didn't see it, I released a little demo of Gloam, the procedural spooky-cute village generator I've been working on, for all the people who've expressed interest in poking at it: https://miredly.itch.io/gloam
Happy October! (boosts welcome)
Ban Facial Recognition Europe!
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?
Digital circuit simulator recommendation?
I'm a big fan of Logisim, but it's getting a bit long in the tooth, and it's slow if you want to do larger-scale stuff. I've tried using a couple others, but they tend to be targeted at electrical engineers and have a lot more features, in particular support for analog circuits, so they have a much steeper learning curve.
Does anyone know of a simulator that can simulate relatively large digital circuits and that one can get started fairly quickly on?
Tonight at WORM, Rotterdam!
RE#SISTER invites you to tumble into WORM to have your ears flushed! Honouring once again the late great Daphne Oram who made the soundtrack for a commercial by English Electric in the 1960s, promoting the Tumblewash machine.
Here is the event on WORM' s website:
Come read with us online, this thursday evening, 23/07, 16:00 - 18:00 CEST. 📚
Varia is hosting two collective reading and conversation sessions. One will be online and one will be in our physical space, as a series of events to discuss matters of abolitionist technology & community-driven systems of accountability, while generating anonymous, consensual debris for stone throw, a temporary online work to share our resources and reflections. We sought texts that are talking about what we want to learn with and about, now.
For our first session we will read from Ruha Benjamin's Race After Technology, choosing chapter 5 Retooling Solidarity, Reimagining Justice to read together. In this chapter, Benjamin examines how practitioners, scholars, activists, artists, and students are working to resist and challenge the New Jim Code (a term Benjamin uses to connect discriminatory technology with past segregationist laws in the Southern states). This chapter also offers suggestions on how to contribute to an approach to technology that moves beyond accessing new products, to advocating for justice-oriented design practices.
Find out more here - http://varia.zone/en/rr-stone-throw-1.html
Google is accused of violating data privacy laws by recording what users are looking at in apps.
We need to fight surveillance capitalism: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/data-privacy-day-surveillance-capitalism/ 💪
FILMISHMISH في المشمش
Radio Alhara 72hr sonic protest full lineup and radio ‘mirroring’ partners.
In 2016, Deb Verhoeven described the term digital infrapuncture, where infrapuncture is a portmanteau of "infrastructure" and "acupuncture". Tomorrow she will be speaking about it again. @manetta and I will be thinking through addressing stress points in a digital infrastructure with bot logic during a workshop that follows right after!
Tomorrow (Tuesday the 30th) @ccl and i will host a workshop around bots as digital infrapuncture. Starting with an opening lecture by Deb Verhoeven (9:15h-10:00h) who proposed to think with the term "digital infrapuncture" about small infrastructural interventions , a combincation of infrastructure and accupunture. After that there will be bot logic exercises (10:00h-13:00h)!
More information can be found on this page: https://www.uu.nl/en/events/online-event-bots-digital-infrapuncture
Or you can register for the opening lecture here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zDOldVDbjmm8Wa7TKEB9cdDOt3xX94SO1kajNRrMs08/viewform?edit_requested=true#responses [google form]
The event is hosted by Datafied Society & Creative Coding Utrecht
A Very Brief History of Authenticity in Hip-Hop https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/a-very-brief-lesson-on-authenticity-and-hip-hop/
So, my video “Is it time to eat, or is there no more time to eat?” is currently playing in a loop at esc medien kunst labor in Graz, during the exhibition Cyborg Subjects. I find that pretty nice, all things considered. Wish I were there to see it all. https://esc.mur.at/en/projekt/cyborg-subjects
holy cow new #beakerbrowser beta is out https://beakerbrowser.com/2020/05/14/beaker-1-0-beta.html #p2p #dat
will be doing my !!con keynote in a little bit, you can watch here: http://bangbangcon.com/livestream.html there will be... pictures of medieval manuscripts
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