What I've been listening to this week: A Winged Victory for the Sullen (19), Wilco (18), anthéne (9) #lastfm
On March 30th, I'll imagine "What Would Open Source Look Like If It Were Healthy?" as my entry in GitHub’s Office of the CTO speaker series.
My (ridiculously ambitious?) talk will be livestreamed on Twitch.
But be careful what you write to IPFS. As far as I know there's no delete for IPFS, so what you write may get picked up and pinned by someone else. I guess the same is true of the web in general, but with IPFS its a lot more mechanical and less happenstance.
The Webrecorder project now have a new desktop app called ArchiveWeb.page which lets you interactively collect a set of web resources and then view them offline or when the sites go away.
You can even share them with others p2p using IPFS. For example here's a collection I made of a project website I'm involved with, that is linked to a conference, that has a video.
Let me know if it works.
Bookmarked: Intertextual design: the hidden stories of Atari women: Human–Computer Interaction: Vol 0, No 0 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07370024.2020.1861947
Recovering Foucault https://inkdroid.org/2021/02/26/foucault/ I’ve been enjoying reading David Macey’s biography of Michel Foucault, that was republished in 2019 by Verso. [Macey] himself is an interesting figure, both a scholar and an activist who took leave from academia to do translation work and to write this biography and others of Lacan and Fanon.
One thing that struck me as I’m nearing the end of Macey’s book is the relationship between Foucault and archives. I think Foucault has become
Interesting Kojo Show today about the failure of covid vaccine online registrations systems which highlighted how vendors' bundling of registration with scheduling has been problematic. I'm not entirely sure what the distinction means though... https://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2021-02-25/the-struggle-for-vaccine-equity
Bookmarked: Mapping Jah Wobble’s Interdimensional Dub | Bandcamp Daily https://daily.bandcamp.com/lists/jah-wobble-bandcamp-guide The former bassist for PiL charts a wide-ranging musical course in his solo output.
I love this effort by some of my colleagues to help students deepen their creative use of social media (not just as a tool, but a medium) while getting a small stipend:
Note: non Univ of Maryland students can apply too.
My oldest has been writing a series of pieces about the DC Metro for his highschool paper. Unbeknownst to me he has been quietly putting them on Medium:
Gotta say, I'm very proud to see him develop this eye for infrastructure and web publishing.
It strikes me that an additional benefit to having a coherent and contemporary theme running through programming assignments is that, in this time of all remote learning, extra threads that can hold things together are welcome for the students, and the instructor.
I just added the 4th installment where students dip their toe in the water of creating their first class.
Bookmarked: On Privacy versus Freedom | Matrix.org https://matrix.org/blog/2020/01/02/on-privacy-versus-freedom via @danbri
As an experiment, there's a new Matrix room for DocNow:
DocNow is a community for memory workers, technologists and artists who are building practices and tools for archiving the web & social media.
The matrix room is meant to supplement (not replace) the existing DocNow Slack, as a distributed, open standards driven, non-Salesforce owned, communication medium.
At the moment it's just me and an RSS bot, which is ... unsurprising. Stop by and say hi?
Bookmarked: Decentralization and Decency: A talk on the values and goals of decentralizers / Paul Frazee https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/fosdem/2021/D.blockchain/hypercore.mp4 Video and slides from Paul's FOSDEM 2021 talk that pivoted after the events of January 6th, 2021.
What I've been listening to this week: Hudson Mohawke (34), Paperbark (17), Arcade Fire (11) #lastfm
This might not be saying much to folks outside of the United States, but if you live in the US there are very few outlets like Democracy Now for constantly reliable reporting that takes on US hegemonic power directly.
This is a very special episode of Democracy Now which takes a look at their last 25 years of impactful reporting without taking money from corporations or the government.
Bookmarked: Real Co-op Stories https://realcoopstories.org/ Cooperative workers tell their stories, along the way answering questions like: How is the day-to-day in a co-op? How did you get started? How did you find others to start something with? Did you get initial funding? How do you make decisions? How does it compare to non-cooperative work? What challenges have you faced?
I'm interested in how the web & archival practices meet in people's daily lives.
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