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"This animation of black raspberries only has three frames because the other frames were too juicy not to eat." from my piece in issue two of @compost

"Collectively managed servers enable the creation of local digital territories, where services can be curated, created, and hosted by the community itself."

Read Luandro of Digital Democracy on how can communities can build networks for indigenous empowerment:

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This is SO beautiful, we just love @compost 💜 :

"A gentle choose-your-own adventure about mushroom foraging, coming to terms with Indigenous displacement and sustaining online community. What happens when the internet brings you closer to nature?" 👇 ✨

are you digging Issue 02?

Then maybe you'll want to check out the playlist we curated to go along with it, with song additions from our Issue 02 contributors.

(We know that Spotify is deeply problematic for artists, as they pay out almost nothing for each play they get per song. We'd like to explore other platforms in the future -- if you have suggestions for alternatives, we'd love to hear them!)

Heartbeats, dripping faucets, and the patterns of the stars… What are the life rhythms we take for granted in a world so tethered to networked, universally coordinated clocks?

An interactive visual piece by Benny Lichtner

The story of a low-tech, slow motion art project to pass a blue marble through the hands of everyone on Earth, as told by Andi Wong and Margaret Warren, through a nonlinear personal exploration of the waters that have shaped their lives.

@Mayana thank you for this lovely note, and for doing what you do to make the internet a nicer place. <3

@teawithfir thank you for sharing this story! We love to hear how readers think of our pieces. I've forwarded your note on to the author :)

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"Laying out a series of semi-living artifacts on the open eye of a mid-millennium scanning apparatus feels ritualistic. Protecting a memory of the moment I acknowledge their inherent importance. This animation of black raspberries only has three frames because the other frames were too juicy not to eat." ~wakest

from my piece in the newest issue of @compost, which you can read here: #compost

A gentle choose-your-own-adventure story by Celine Nguyen about mushroom foraging, the weight of Indigenous history, and sustaining online community.

What happens when an online forum absorbs you into greater intimacy with nature and digital connection?

our Issue 02 Release Party is tomorrorrorrow, sat SEP 25. There'll be some readings and short talks about the ideas in the issue, an open story sharing/discussion time, then we hang out on Gather.

registration (is free!):

What does it look like to work closely with indigenous cultures of the Earth to develop communication and information technologies that work for them?

Luandro of Digital Democracy on what it means to build collective, autonomous networks for local empowerment

psssst...don’t forget to check out the Killjoy Cooks Recipe Book. Vegetarian recipes with gorgeous photos and drawings, all which came out of this budding network of intimate food stories.

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The Killjoy Cooking Network, a space for mutual gratitude and honoring those who care for us and feed us by sharing their recipes and stories through letters.

Eeshita and Mrinalini ask you to consider: Who has fed, nourished, and nurtured you?

@koolaidwithkaran Aw thank you so much! We appreciate that. I just forwarded your note to the author as well. :)

Kurt, a bored cybersecurity specialist, goes through the motions until a routine job in Raleigh, North Carolina goes far off-script and makes him confront his very conscience.

Read Qubit Guarantee, a short speculative fiction piece by Kola Heyward-Rotimi

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COMPOST ISSUE 02 is already here! An awesome, beautiful, insightful effort by @compost about alternative networks built on care & solidarity. We're smitten!

Read it here:

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