I am absolutely floored by the Ethical Web and Consentful Communications panels at #w3cTPAC. I hope the recordings are easily available cos there are so many people I want to share these with. Visions of hope for a better Web! https://rhiaro.co.uk/2020/10/absolutely
🔖 Rodrigo Ochigame, "Informatics of the Oppressed" –
> [F]rom the very beginnings of informatics—the science of information—as an institutionalized field in the 1960s, anti-capitalists have tried to imagine less oppressive, perhaps even liberatory, ways of indexing and searching information. Two Latin American social movements in particular—Cuban socialism and liberation theology—inspired experiments with different approaches to informatics from the 1960s to the… https://matienzo.org/2020/293/ochigame/
Jean Tinguely's kinetic sculptures are still really relevant these days.
Normalize talking about how much you're paid with your co-workers.
It is the only way people will truly realize the income disparity between themselves and their just-as-qualified queer and/or BIPoC friends and colleagues.
This should be normal in ever industry. The fact it isn't is actively aiding executives in systemically discriminating against minority groups.
Also, really interested to think about how to have "political" conversations about the hobby in one that focuses on 'tolerance' and avoiding 'impolite topics' on air.
🔖 Skills for Revolutionary Survival: 5. Communications Equipment for Rebels –
> Face the facts. We are tied to our devices in ways that are incredibly useful for organizing, but that also expose us to isolation should the state and companies take away these technologies. Cell phones and the internet rely on corporate infrastructure and is subject to both government surveillance and service denial. What do we do when social media bans anti-capitalists and… https://matienzo.org/2020/291/iaf-radio/
🔖 Step Inside The Museum of Obsolete Library Science –
It takes a special kind of confidence to call your company Innovative Interfaces, especially when your innovation seems to be to just take a regular keyboard and make a bunch of the keys not do anything. (https://matienzo.org/2020/290/molisci/)
🔖 WR: Mysteries of the Organism—Beyond the Liberation of Desire –
> On the occasion of the birthday of Yugoslavian director Dušan Makavejev, who passed away last year, we explore what his classic 1971 film _WR: Mysteries of the Organism_ has to offer today’s struggles against nationalism, fascism, and dogmatism. (https://matienzo.org/2020/288/makavejev/)
🔖 Kelly Pendergrast, "Disassembly Required" –
> Instead, what would it look like relate to today’s machines as the 19th century weavers did, and make decisions about technology in the present? To look past the false promise of the future, and straight at what the robot embodies now, who it serves, and how it works for or against us. (https://matienzo.org/2020/287/pendergrast/)
Last night’s AX.25 failures turned into success! I followed K1CHN’s second post on using the TH-D74A’s TNC over Bluetooth, and successfully made my first connection to a packet BBS, N6ZX-4 on Kings Mountain. #hamradio
I bought a second-hand Kenwood TH-D74A recently (through Craigslist). I’ve messed about with APRS on it, used it for my first SOTA activation, and now am trying to get it hooked up to my Raspberry Pi to use its built-in KISS TNC for Winlink and packet BBSes. K1CHN’s post has been useful. However, shortly after connecting something is leading to it “disconnecting” over USB, with `cdc_acm ...: failed to set dtr/rts` showing up in the kernel message and adding a new device… https://matienzo.org/2020/281/th-d74a-packet/
@platypus @hugh man consider being an American who moves and naturalizes. Like I use pounds for body weight but grams for other things. Inches when I'm trying to estimate how long something is but centimetres when I go to measure. Fortunately I'm all Celsius now except I gotta do hurried conversions in my head when I talk to my parents etc
🔖 Julia Viebach, "Transitional archives: towards a conceptualisation of archives in transitional justice", *International Journal of Human Rights*, 2020 –
> This paper seeks to trouble and complicate core assumptions about transitional justice and archives and to critically examine the relationship between them. Records about conflict and dictatorship are like records in general never only a reflection of realities, but they constitute these realities. Following… https://matienzo.org/2020/276/viebach/
Interested in our User Experience Designer position at Stanford Libraries? Read more about what you’ll be working on, the team on which this sits, and our work. Apply by October 31 for earliest consideration. Contact me if you have any questions. (https://matienzo.org/2020/275/stanfordlibs-ux-designer/)
In Memoriam and Appreciation of Rob Casson (1974-2020): https://matienzo.org/2020/in-memoriam-robcasson/
Recalcitrant archivist, information scientist, and ambient musician.
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