It's been a tough month, such that I haven't had a chance to properly hype: I've been published!!!
The Handbook of Archival Practice is a new and really neat encyclopedic snapshot of current activities around preserving both analog and digital materials. There's a great balance of traditional and emerging concerns, and I was kindly invited to contribute the entry on "Emulation"!
Our weekly meeting is starting in about 2 hours (7pm CEST). Feel free to participate, introduce yourself and have a coffee together. Get the link and more information at https://pad.kanthaus.online/ohn. See ya soon!
"A game is a bounded, specific way of problem solving. Play is more cosmic and open-ended. Gods play, but man unfortunately is a gaming individual. A game has a predictable resolution, play may not. Play allows for emergence, novelty, surprise." -Shiv Visvanathan (quoted in The Utopia of Rules, by David Graeber)
@Viggen the idea that art is some inate talent and not just another skill to learn is another myth pushed to keep working class people out of it.
Is there a hard line between the WE of building the fediverse and the WE of the open source hardware movement? I dont think there is.
There are so many things I think we are doing SO RIGHT compared to the alternatives but I feel like there is room for an incredible amount of improvement in the type of interactions possible here. The reasons people use our technology is so vastly different. We need to stop and think about why the technology we are currently building is being built. Who are we building it for. Is this all a performance? What fights are worth fighting?
this isn't the best example but I think the point comes across. The issues with language and technology go deep. I remember when people where still arguing about whether rss should have a more general name, and then we sort of settled on feed and then people learned what a newsfeed was and the underlying meaning was overtaken. what have we learned? I have no idea, but we must learn from our past.
take https, we had a chance to rename it when we went from http to the encrypted version. we could have called it 🌍:// and it would have been more inclusive to non english speakers then adding a damn 's' to the end
thinking about names on the internet in general (especially protocol and non centralized services) and I think we have done an awful job. We let everything get named "naturally" but the people coming up with the names already understand the thing they are naming so then it really only works for those that have already existing knowledge of the system.
The fediverse is something new. It deserves its own bucket.
Your starwars/startrek jokes are counterproductive to our future.
a #hyperstition is needed
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