It’s here! ISSUE 02: Inoculate, hot off the distributed press. This issue contains eight creative pieces—(non)fiction, interactive media, and stories from the front lines of alternative networks built on care & solidarity.
Read it on the World Wide Web: https://two.compost.digital/
Today is Igalia's 20th anniversary, celebrating 20 years of contributions to open and free software, as a successful egalitarian worker cooperative.
I joined Igalia almost two years ago, in which I did and continue to learn so many fascinating things, about language specification, about WebAssembly, about JS engines and compilers. But most importantly, about taking common decisions and truly working together as equals.
As I told my dear coworkers:
"Enjoying one's work is a fine thing, but being able to share common goals and such collegiality with you Igalians is certainly a dream come true."
Bookmarked: Issue 10 - Warp Earth Catalog https://earth.warp.net/Issue-10 Warp Earth Catalog is a mixtape of ideas to inspire, inform, enable and energize creativity and positivity in a time of global disruption and uncertainty. Based on the classic countercultural guide the Whole Earth Catalog and its credo of ‘access to tools’, these are tools for strength, awareness and thoughtful entertainment. From wherever in the world we are, let’s support each other, make things and help maintain the ec
Trying to write a blog post, and reminded how simple it is to make a scrapbook of notes, and how the harder part is moving from a collector to being the creator of some new synthesis. I think partly because I haven’t really been documenting my own notions along the way; not so as to make them easily reusable, at least. They’re there, but need some excavation.
Chrome Sparks - Your Planet
Can't beat a spacey arpeggio...
"In the morning we think of the evening, during the week we dream of the week-end, we sustain everyday life by planning the next vacation from it."
Reading (a bit of) bolo’bolo, this week’s node of the week for Agora node club.
Anyone knows what became of Lorea?
"The basic aim of Lorea, n-1, and RedDry is to create free, federated, self-managed social networks. Social networks for the people who work on them."
"Lorea aims to become a network of federated networks, “a garden of shared knowledge.”"
Also, interesting discussion on the merits of individual behaviour in the midst of an obvious need for large structural change.
Horizontalism vs verticalism.
Given they tend towards vanguardism and the need for a vertical party, good to hear some constructive thoughts on the need for prefiguration too.
Red Menace, good episode on IPCC Sixth Assessment Report.
They talk about how climate anxiety should not become climate apathy and the need to organise even in the face of almost certainly pushing beyond 1.5 and probably 2 degrees and things falling apart.
Because capitalism will not simply collapse along with the climate. It will likely accelerate and goose step towards its latent fascistic tendencies.
The Persistence of Technology: Histories of Repair, Reuse and Disposal
A report on lobbying by Big Tech in the EU.