Read: Federated Education: New Directions in Digital Collaboration

Really good. A bit on learning in public (through the lens of Arthur C. Clarke) and I like this idea of the Kinneavy triangle as a lifecycle of information. Narrative (I), dialogue/persuasion (focused on the you), and exposition (focused on the ‘it’).

In terms I’m familiar with right now, I’d say something like:

– narrative (I): garden
– dialogic (we): stream
– exposition (it): agora

https://hapgood.us/2014/11/06/federated-education-new-directions-in-digital-collaboration/

> By storing data nature’s way, in the DNA of plants, this work discusses the potential for truly green, carbon absorbing data storage, owned by the public rather than monopolistic corporations.

Another art project, not necessarily reality anytime soon, but I love this as an idea and a provocation.

https://cyrus.website/data-garden

Solar Protocol

A fun (art?) project that is building a network of solar-powered servers that work together to host a web site. Wherever currently has the most sun takes over the hosting.

Dunno how much of these things translate from art/fun to practical use, but good for raising questions and awareness about how we power our sites.

Would be interesting to combine Solar Protocol with distributed content on something like Hyperdrive or IPFS.

http://solarprotocol.net/

Understory has a really very tasty looking website.

https://understory.coop

– "Grow your mind". "Own your data". "Link your ideas".

Looks like an experimental federated digital garden-y social platform thing, built on Solid. From the blurb, appears to aim at not needing coding to be on there.

I have Wordfence on some sites. It seems that Wordfence blocklists certain exit nodes from Tor if it associates those nodes with bad activity. Fair enough, I guess, though a shame that sometimes Tor users will sometimes get bounced as a result.

If it happens to someone, they can start a new Tor circuit to find an exit node that isn’t blocklisted.