If you haven't listened to it already:
"You only speak of green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular. You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake. You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. Even that burden you leave to us children. [...] You have ignored us in the past, and you will ignore us again. We have run out of excuses, and we are running out of time. We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people."
15-year-old Swedish climate activist #GretaThunberg addressing the U.N. plenary last night. She has called for a global school strike on Friday.
Clash of the corporate titans: Who's spending what in Europe's #CopyrightDirective battle
Hey everybody, the ArchiveTeam tumblr tracker is up and running!
If you have resources, please install Archiveteam's warrior program to contribute to the project! We're already up to 11TB and 187 million pages archived, but we're going to need a lot more help to get all the NSFW content before the 17th!
open call for contributions to zine Show more
What do these alternatives look like? What are the requirements of a 'true' alternative?
The Pervasive Labour Union zine already broached some of these topics on its Special Issue with the Homebrew Server Club on #XMPP. To follow the HBSC’s strategy, a premium should be put on alternative approaches, not on any specific alternative apps.
We need #federated social #networking solutions based on open #standards that are able to communicate among themselves, regardless of the platform being used.
With this issue, we propose not only to collect a field guide of sorts, but also to open up the discussion on the alternatives and how to tackle the challenges posed by network effects, scalability and financial viability.
DEADLINE: February 5th
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org"
#opencall for new edition of http://ilu.servus.at zine. Previous issues included contributions in the form of #writing, #poetry #animation and #illustration . Woud be nice to see some contributions about (and from!) #activitypub and the #fediverse
Supergood - from 2016
Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic
Thanks Allison - great talk
(I forgot my source 😕 apologies if it's 'you' out there in the fediverse)
'Our manifesto to save Europe from itself'
I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.
When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.
If you want to follow remotely, we're gathering around this pad: https://pad.vvvvvvaria.org/WttF.fediverse.worksession and in this XMPP groupchat xmpp:email@example.com?join. Please feel welcome to join!
In the worksession of this afternoon we're looking at translations, specifically the translation work that has been done (or not yet) of the joinmastodon.org webpage.
Tonight will be a roundtable conversation around Mastodon, introducing it and formulating *Frequently Asked Questions* (FAQ) ànd *Specific Questions To Ask* (SQTA) together.
# How gentrification and mass tourism destroyed the former Dutch contemporary arts capital Amsterdam.
This map shows the Dutch art spaces supported by Mondriaan Fonds in 2019, with Amsterdam now down to 3, The Hague having 4, and Rotterdam with 6 (factually 7 including De Player).
Concerning DIY artist-run spaces, the discrepancies are even more pronounced. (In our research at WdKA, we counted 50-100 for Rotterdam depending on one's tighter or looser definitions of "art"; in Amsterdam, there's simply no longer room/affordable space for such a number of initiatives.)
However, the same shrinkage that affected Amsterdam is about to repeat itself in rapidly gentrifying Rotterdam.
We will dive into what the fediverse is, how it works, who is on there, who made it, what it means to host communities and how and where on can contribute.
For you Belgians out there :
- Une action en justice pour forcer les autorités belges à respecter leurs engagements climatique
- Juridische procedure om de Belgische autoriteiten te dwingen hun klimaatverbintenissen na te komen.
- Support this legal action to force the Belgian authorities to respect their climate commitments.
The #EU could give every European the #RightToRepair, but lobbyists will kill it unless we take action! https://boingboing.net/2018/12/04/the-eu-could-give-every-europe.html
To build a site, you only need to learn HTML & CSS, languages that are easy to understand and use. Find a decent host and don't be ashamed to pay for your space. Your business or whatever you do, deserve a decent, ad-free spot online. Don't drop your stuff like uncontrollable garbage on any 'free', 'social', 'sharing' platform. They won't last long.
Only a personal site can survive all the hysterical hypes drowning in the endless streams of social media shit.
Wendy Van Wynsberghe, artist, tinkerer, member of Floss arts lab Constant vzw, sound & field recorder, fauna adept, based in Brussels.