They used to have one, and IndieWeb was doing pretty well with that until FB decided to turn it off. Now *that’s* monopolistic behaviour and anti-trust.
“We’ve tried very hard to ensure that this software will run on commodity hosting platforms – such as those used to host WordPress blogs and Drupal websites.”
Very relevant to my interests!
It’s OK. If you already know the story, there’s nothing much new. I guess it’s good to keep the story alive, and maybe introduce it to people who missed it when it happened. I found it a bit heavy handed, and the focus on Brittany Kaiser as an individual a bit distracting. I guess it gives the story a hook though.
Moral of the story: don’t do data, kids.
“committed to supporting alternative, independent, and radical political film and video, and the artists who dare to devote time, passion and resources to telling stories from the margins.”
“A library of films to inspire critical thinking and direct action”
Over the last few months I have been completely rebuilding my social reader Together. So I felt I should write a post about it to highlight what’s changed and show off what Together has to offer.
“What, she asks, can the Paris Commune tell us about earlier experiments in sharing resources—like the Internet—in common? Can debates over digital access be guided by Tom Paine’s theories of democratic economic redistribution? And how is Elon Musk not a visionary but a throwback to Victorian-era utopians?”
I dunno. I fail to be excited by any of it any more, unless it comes with an explicit intent to improve social wellbeing, not just vague promises of productivity and efficiency, shit going faster for the sake of it.
Demos of personal websites and the opportunity to create, update or experiment on your personal website
And Pluto Press has 90% off all its ebooks: www.plutobooks.com/books/
Let’s get seditious… seditious
Very enjoyable. They play a lot of Loscil so I’m down with that.
There seemed to be a protest or march taking place earlier in San Francisco.
What I took from this digest is how atomisation, isolation and disenfranchisement are fertile grounds for totalitarianism. Without community and society you lose your sense of self and become easy prey for messages of totalitarianism. Someone will come along and claim to represent you, and give an outlet for diesenfranchisement.
Once in a totalitarian society, people disengage from analytical and political thought. The only thing that matters is the leader’s vision for the future. Challenges to that vision are twisted to be from an enemy trying to mislead the public.
Some more photos here: twitter.com/tttooting/status/1147549448807047170
In a nutshell: it’s a political strategy rather than an ideology, where the people’s interests are juxtaposed against a supposed elite. It can have various host ideologies. Personalist leaders claim to represent the people. It’s hard to roll back populist attitudes once activated.
Surveillance by A Frames.
I am in love with ya
A conference with topics of data, democracy, privacy, censorship, algorithms and surveillance.
I will watch the keynote from Snowden of course, and then I think the debates on evoting and end-to-end encryption. Maybe IoT and data.
I saw Digital Selves (with visuals from Rumblesan), Vou (+Rumblesan) and Miri Kat (with visuals from hellocatfood). They all smashed it.
The Museum of Brands also had a display of old radios. Check out this beauty:
Solid State, aw yeah. We had a radio that looked like this when I was growing up (although I think it must have been newer than this one.)
Adversarial Interoperability, a useful concept to keep in mind. In part the IndieWeb is a form of this, as it offers a way of staying outside walled gardens, while still being able to pass messages back and forth through its gates (i.e. API’s), through POSSE / sometimes PESOS. Though some platform…
Took out a subscription to the Italian, English language, monthly Renewable Matter, on bio-economics and circular economy. Came across it earlier this week. As part of my open data work I am currently involved in a circular economy project focused on building a longterm oriented and wide ranging das…
I remember muxtape with great fondness. After its demise, I’ve made a bunch of mixtapes using opentape.fm. Selfhosted and all. Will definitely check out duxtape! Thanks for the tip (:
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