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Call for participants Open Design Course
KASK / School of Arts Ghent offers a course in Open Design for refugees and asylum seekers currently staying in Belgium. The course program focuses on Open Design as a technological and as a cultural, artistic and critical practice. The course method is based on co-creation and peer learning (learning from each other, changing the teacher - student relationship), and puts an emphasis on new media literacy.

This 8-week course is open for refugees, asylum seekers but also “sans papiers” and people who do not have easy access to higher education.

- Register, before 26/08
- Course, from 02/09 till 25/11, 3 to 4 days a week
For more information:

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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Anybody looking for a #workspace in #berlin #kreuzberg? Our shared office currently has 4 of 12 desks free.

We are programmers, a motiondesigner and an author and the office is quite cozy in an old appartment building, 5 min to Görlitzer park...

222€ net per desk, all inclusive.

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As of yesterday #Microsoft's #DRM server is gone. If you have any ebooks through their store . . . bid them adieu ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Users will be given refunds but the books themselves will no longer be readable. If you made notes on the titles, you'll get $25 credit as a, "we're sorry you'll no longer have access to the notes you took on all those books. Here's $25 and we'll call it even!"

#DefectiveByDesign is a campaign run by the #FSF to combat Digital Restrictions Management and they work to prevent this exact kind of thing from happening.

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"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.

No headlines mentioned that the image would have been impossible without open-source software: #Matplotlib, a #Python library for graphing data.

Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.

#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."

@aiscarvalho @rlafuente hey! Pre- we talked about your talk on Open Design. I heard some fediverse echoes toward a more precise definition, floss design, libre design etc. As the Open design course for refugees and asylum seekers is happening in Gent, from September to November, it would be very helpful to have your notes! I suppose a recording in the end didn't happen.. hope you are fine and able to cool down! ciaooo, wendy

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Tired of reading the word ""? Then this firefox add-on is for you.

1. Install

2. Browse any page that talks about AI

3. Enjoy the read

😂 😂

or if you are more than tired (i.e fed up) this addon may suit you better instead (but disable the previous one first)

😂 😂

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[en] #Diffu is a Free Software allowing authors to publish all kinds of texts or articles and to aggregate the reactions they generate on social networks, especially through #ActivityPub such as #Mastodon, #PeerTube, #Pleroma, #PixelFed, #Funkwhale, #Hubzilla, #GNUSocial ...

Diffu is a kind of free and federated alternative to #Medium or other applications that are not always easy to install.

To develop it, we launch a crowdfunding campaign

ReToot are welcome 😉 !

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"I am the Youax. I speak for the Noobs. And I will dunk on any #floss project that does not look like last year's hit consumer app."

Seriously, diversity in interfaces is really important right now and using the "man of the people" argument to overgeneralize about FLOSS is problematic. It starts to sound like the conformity that lead us to these monopolies in the first place. "Easy to use" is a fine motivation but universalist design is not without peril. We need avant-garde software too!

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We are a collective body of feminists who critically explore and develop everyday skills and information technologies in the context of free speech, free software and open hardware. We chew on the roots of control and domination, disrupt patriarchal societies and imagine better alternatives.

Eclectic Tech Carnival (/etc) is a gathering that happens whenever and wherever someone feels a need to organize it and finds the resources and collaborators to do so.

To do list in left hand
Run script:
-watch left hand a lot.
-cross out when done
-go to next point.

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My brain is fried. My short term memory does not go beyond 20 seconds. Solution: to do list, on paper, is in left hand.

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Honestly, whoever has an idea for a spam detection measure for Mastodon, and by that I do mean an implementation, get in touch with me, I'll pay for it.

I've been thinking about solutions for the past few days but the more I think about them the more they appear pointless.


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#LiveCoding initiation ce jeudi vers 18h au #fablab #tierslieux de plateforme C, le hangar quoi où il fait chaud et froid #nantes

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@yunohost Cette pr commence à dater est ce que vous pouvez réouvrir la discussion c'est quand même important.

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facebook finally materializing the true purpose of every capitalist, being a bank

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Earlier this month, the New York Times published a rare, beautifully illustrated piece on the importance of organic, open source seeds for the future of food. Well worth the read:

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Masto mods and admins, please open - new anti-spam tool 

Say hello to Ivory, a new anti-spam tool for Mastodon. I've been working on this under wraps for the mod team this weekend. This can auto-handle reports for you. Please let me know if you're having troubles setting it up or running it. It's using Selenium (I know, I know) so things will probably break. Still, it's a workable stopgap measure while we await the Moderation API.

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🏴‍☠️📚💻 Special Issue 09💻📚🏴‍☠️

Interfacing the Law 3 / The is Open

Thursday June 20th, 2019
Leeszaal West

Three free : Marginal Conversations, Knowledge in Action, Blurry Boundaries


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