“Branch is an online magazine written by and for people who dream of a sustainable and just #internet.
We believe that the internet must serve our collective liberation and ecological #sustainability. We want the internet to dismantle the power structures that delay #climate action and for the internet itself to become a sustainable and positive force for climate justice.”
First issue of #Branch is out:
The 'Decentralization Off The Shelf' project by SimplySecure is hosting a free workshop for #developers and #designers of #decentralized applications about useful design and interaction patterns for the specific UI & UX problems of #decentralized and #federated software. Perhaps interesting for #activitypub #xmpp #ssb devs?
La future commission consultative des arts plastiques à la FWB cherche un.e candidat.e suppléant.e en arts numériques et technologiques, dans la catégorie « recherche scientifique et technologique »
New season identity for la Balsamine theater. 10 years of collaboration. Lucarne PeerTube. Pelican static site. Inkscape paths and Ume font forever. OSP. https://balsamine.be
"This database is an ongoing project to aggregate tools and resources for artists, engineers, curators & researchers interested in incorporating machine learning (ML) and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) into their practice".
Undocumented events and object permanence
"An online exhibition series thematizing documentation, conservation, (false) memory, (art) object, phenomenology, and blockchain certification".
“Every single day, more hours are spent looking at a screen than looking out of a window, the screen is our new landscape. Who defines and who depicts this landscape?”
An online exhibition curated by Constant Dullaart, with @raphaelbastide, Chris Collins, Petra Cortright, Sam Lavigne & Tega Brain, Jan Robert Leegte, Zach Lieberman, Rosa Menkman, Luca Napoli, Katja Novitskova, Suzanne Treister, LaTurbo Avedon
"HitchHiker is a chrome extension for doing live performances inside other people’s web browsers (...) Whenever the performer goes to a new website on their computer, all of the audience members are taken to that website. The performer can then modify the content of the website, speak through text-to-speech voice, play sounds or layer images on top of the screen, all of which is conveyed onto every audience members’ browser"
https://artwillsaveus.club "Digital art performances against COVID-19! Donations for the art scene!"
Oh, je viens d'apprendre le décès de Fred Penelle, qui était passé en résidence à iMAL pour le chouette projet Mécaniques Discursives :/
Gizmodo is sharing net art, now https://gizmodo.com/net-art-of-the-day-jodi-1842529530
"Everyone can launch the software, and they receive in real time through the Internet, the data controlling the instrument. (...) The rendering will not be fixed since the generativity of the code causes slight differences in the behavior of the algorithms.
(...) anyone connected to the Internet can attend. It develops and universalized the concept of shared time, basic concept of any performance work.""
It would be an interesting time to rethink remote live performances. Right now the obvious answer seems to be (for good reasons!) video streaming. But it's not the only one.
See for example chdh's egregore
The software they've used for their live performances in 2011-2014 was released to the public in 2015, and in May that year, they had a distributed performance where they controlled the egregore software remotely. Streaming (pure) data instead of video!
open source online tools for communicating during the pandemic, avoid imperialist software!
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