I'm starting a small call for entries for a yet-to-exist 'zine on tech for resting, being lazy, letting be, and having a break. Share wide and far.
For the first Fallow Zine, la Jachère is interested in contributions about the following topics, but not limited to them.
- Lazy tech or tech for the lazies
- Tech that falls into place, fits, is just enough
- Tech for rest, pause, have a break, take a breath
- Tech for preservation, of the status quo, of energy, of a moment, of equilibrium
- Deadline: 21. June 2022 (more or less… deadlines are thresholds to play with)
@thgie i don't understand even though i read the web page. perhaps an example technology would help? i can't comprehend what would fall into these categories based on the abstract call.
Hello @dvn and that is a fantastic question. And I'm sorry for not being able to be clear enough.
Let's say more traditional techs would be the hamock or ancient irrigation system strategies. More contemporary tech could include things like automated pet food dispenser or the SwitchBot Bot (which I don't endorse, quite the contrary. although it has it's use case for people with visual or mobility impairments).
Basically every kind of technology that makes you work less, not more, spend less energy, not more (which is a critical aspect that needs reflection, because often we just externalize work and energy through the capitalist system).
@thgie Oh my god, thank you. what an excellent answer, even addressing the externalization problem. totally get it now.
👋 @da5nsy We haven't thought about the release date yet as it depends on how much material comes in (if any at all 😅). But we are aiming towards the end of August 2022. You can send material and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
> The washing machine is a better model for a progressive technology then the smart phone.
[Mark fisher - Touchscreen capture: how capitalist cyberspace inhibits acceleration](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWMr4jtfZ08&t=2325)
Thanks for the share @pixouls, that looks great and I will indulge in it later. I really love boring technologies… Right now I'm super into archival infrastructures and trying to apply Susan Leight Star to all my thinking. She came up with "The Society of People intersted in Boring Things" which is the coolest club ever… https://uia.org/s/or/en/1100041085
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