Mr. Mushroom Man, at the EXPO 1970 in Osaka, Japan
🔖 Foreign Objects X Eliza Collin X Genie Kausto An Introduction to the Bell System (2021) –
Still amazed by these #plan9 jumpsuits from the Foreign Objects piece for Further Experiments in Arts and Technology.
> In An Introduction to the Bell System, we have made 5 embroidered jumpsuits exploring the history and working culture of the Computing Sciences Research Center at Bell Labs, between 1970-90. Though famous for the success of the Unix operating system and… https://matienzo.org/2021/079/foreignobj/
Liebe Menschen auf chaos.social, liebe interessierte Außenstehende: von uns auch noch mal ein Statement in der Sache mit mastodonten.de und uns.
Vorab: Wir bleiben bei der Entscheidung des Instanzblocks, den wir am 21.03. auslösen werden. Wir möchten aber gerne ein paar Dinge klarstellen und begründen, die in den letzten Tagen schief liefen oder nicht klar wurden:
🔖 Embracing radical prioritization –
Great post from Michael Della Bitta, DPLA’s Director of Technology:
> If the team takes on too many tasks, there’s a risk of not making tangible progress on any of them, leaving the organization no further along than when we started. So there needs to be a concerted accounting of what work is potentially on the table, and a process to scope, prioritize, and ultimately reduce the work to a finite and achievable set of tasks. …
🔖 Raw Signal Group: Can you talk about why everyone is quitting? –
> Back in the spring, we told you that every organization had a moment in front of them. A moment to decide what kind of pandemic employer they were going to be. Everything was on the table. And organizations made some wildly different choices. Choices they are still living with, a year on.
> This is a moment again. And this time the question is how you want to meet your team as they come out of all… https://matienzo.org/2021/069/rsg/
for all your copyright-free shitposting needs: jon manning has created CC0 versions of the expanding brain meme https://secretlab.institute/2021/02/15/cc-0-licensed-galaxy-brain-images/
via twitter (https://twitter.com/desplesda/status/1360743216832606210)
IAH Forecast - Disquiet Junto Project 0476: https://matienzo.org/2021/iah-forecast-disquiet-junto-project-0476/
🔖 Facilitating Retrospective in the Prison –
> Remember the good old check-in activity for retrospectives called ESVP – Explorer, Shopper, Vacationer, Prisoner? I couldn’t imagine that “Prisoner” would become so literal for me - until I found myself in a real prison facilitating a Retrospective for a group of my cellmates, political prisoners. This article describes some lessons that I learned from this unusual experience. (https://matienzo.org/2021/043/razumovsky/)
as in, i get the impulse to use open platforms, simple tools, etc - but it feels like "hand-crafted" is doing a lot of work in obfuscating tool choice and development.
in some cases people are definitely making their own static site generators/cmses, but a it of us are not
Recalcitrant archivist, information scientist, and ambient musician.
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