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🍎➡️🐧 The first order of business was, of course, to spend 4h wondering why no means of internet connection worked. This was solved by looking into the syslog and figuring out that the preinstalled OS had the date set to Jan. 2117 and that was causing the issue. 🎉

🍎➡️🐧 The Tuxedo 😵Insanitybook😬 has arrived! I opted for their version of Ubuntu Budgie for a start.
🎺 engage transition period 🎺

'Library Freedom Institute (LFI) is a privacy-focused six-month program for librarians to teach them the skills necessary to thrive as Privacy Advocates'

libraryfreedomproject.org/lfi/

It's time again for Endless Jingling, the random carol generator I made a few years back and for which I am unquestionably going to hell.

joshmillard.com/endlessjinglin

I'm delighted to be assisting Teal Triggs with her ongoing research project: using design fictions to think about the future of public libraries.

I started by designing graphics and a film synopsis generator for a workshop at the British Library a couple weeks back.

This was first experiment with Tracery.js, see the sketch here: libraries-without-walls.s3-web (designed for A4 printing so may not scale well on phones etc)

🍎➡️🐧 The Big Move: apparently funds are now secured for the Tuxedo laptop!

double checking and yep, buying a macbook pro doesn't any sense whatsoever:

Anyone remember that video where it's just an edit of youtubers saying "sorry for not posting", justifying themselves, committing to posting more, etc?

so heartbreaking and so genius. I must show it to a student but I forgot the artist's name.

Anyone remember that video where it's just an edit of youtubers saying "sorry for not posting", justifying themselves, committing to posting more, etc?

so heartbreaking and so genius. I must show it to a student but I forgot the artist's name.

🍗Deep Fried Data🍗
Maciej Ceglowski at the Collections as Data event, Library of Congress, September 27 2016.

📺 youtube.com/watch?v=8gcu2GQf7P
📄 idlewords.com/talks/deep_fried

📢🌏 Open Call: Earth Water Sky

2 month fully funded residency in Venice for artists interested in the environment and the latest in cutting edge environmental knowledge.

mailchi.mp/e94c10c3bfde/submit

📄🏆 Paper of the week, for the link between the geometry of 'feature space' and governmentality:

Aradau, C. and Blanke, T. (2017) ‘Politics of prediction: Security and the time/space of governmentality in the age of big data’, European Journal of Social Theory, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 373–391

journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.11

📻 🎧 Mar Hicks (historian of computing and author of: Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing) on the Stayin' Alive In Technology podcast.

stayinaliveintech.com/podcast/

For those who might be interested, I am a comittee member for the 3rd "salon des refusés" which will happen in Genova during the <programming> conference this spring 2019. We invite papers that will help us rethink programming. All the details here: shift-society.org/salon/call-f

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