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I love an archive and one dedicated to the woman described as the "American John Peel" is definitely something I want to listen to. 📻 https://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/bent-by-nature
#Radio #PostPunk #80s

Kolektiva.social's Code of Conduct is really thought through and a great model for a large instance. kolektiva.social/about/more

White people who want to engage with actual solutions: I am a fan of @schock’s work and suggestions and she makes some important interventions here: https://mastodon.lol/@schock/109383950563020172

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What has happened to @chadloder 's account on Bird underscores why we need more autonomous infrastructure. Assuming that is a nail in a coffin for the site being usable by anyone except RW slime, too.

I just found out that Julie-Victoire Daubié, the first woman to obtain a degree from the Sorbonne (in 1871) managed to do so despite not being allowed to attend any of the lectures. She was only allowed to sit the exams. Her degree was in literature.

I tested out #Hive but the lack of two-factor authentication, the app only access, wanting access to all images on a device, allowing duplicate user names… and a privacy policy stating they WILL sell your data to unnamed third parties.

Yikes.

The more I saw, the shadier it looked.

Intro: I'm a radio wave obsessive interested in how strands of signal can create/support community. Deep dives: NYC pirate radio, long distance shortwave radio listening, curator of annual Shortwave Shindig listening session/broadcast.

Also, a radio producer, narrative audio doc mixologist by trade.

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Ukraine without power or water 

Major cities in Ukraine are without power and water because of Russian shelling. Winter is real in Ukraine, with subzero temperatures. This is mass murder by infrastructure breakdown. theglobeandmail.com/world/arti

Two episodes are now live, with @ubiquity75 & @ibogost

New one coming after the holiday with Olivia Snow.

More to follow.

Series updates, including episode homepages with bibliographies, can always be found here: https://marktwainstudies.com/category/the-american-vandal/social-problems/

Kyiv and other major cities left without electricity and running water - and nuclear power plants are knocked offline - by latest wave of Russian missile attacks. Anton Skyba and I report on another hard day for Ukraine’s civilians… https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-russian-missiles-ukrainian-infrastructure-water-power-outages/

‘Small Platforms to Leverage Data from Below’ remote talk 

Chris Csikszentmihalyi (Cornell University)
who will be discussing the creation of ‘Small Platforms to Leverage Data
from Below’, 6 December

Free to register, more info here: https://data-and-us.netlify.app/talk6.html
#data #commodon #platform #activism #Academodon #STS #civic #SupplyChain

Music, weather 

NPR piece on experimental guitarist Daniel Bachman's new album, Almanac Behind.

'From his home in central Virginia, Bachman saw flash floods, major snowstorms, power outages and secondhand smoke blowing in from the west coast. As each event came to pass, he took field recordings and asked friends and family to chronicle the sound of pouring rain and strong winds as it affected them all.'

npr.org/2022/11/17/1137165601/

Perhaps some reading of interest for white #fediverse denizens (esp in Europe?)?

"In #White Innocence Gloria Wekker explores a central paradox of Dutch culture: the passionate denial of racial #discrimination and colonial violence coexisting alongside aggressive #racism and #xenophobia ... Wekker fundamentally challenges Dutch racial exceptionalism by undermining the dominant narrative of the Netherlands as a "gentle" and "ethical" nation." https://www.dukeupress.edu/white-innocence

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#introduction Heya! I'm a final year PhD at Carnegie Mellon studying how “AI” creators feel agency and responsibility for downstream harm. I've done this research at NASA, Microsoft Research, and Intel Labs. I was born in rural Oregon, but grew up in Berlin and Singapore. I am a conceptual-realist painter: IG:@davidthewid.

Follow me for AI ethics hot takes, cmu/academia nonsense, anti-surveillance and student labor activism, and anthro memes.

#AIEthics #AI #surveillance #artist #labor

Seven years ago, a fellow named "MIDI_MAN" compiled 130,000 unique MIDI files by browsing a ton of sites, placing them into directories, and generally assembling years of MIDI music.

Now that collection (1gb compressed, 3.5gb uncompressed, 130,000 files for real!) is at the Internet Archive at this URL:

https://archive.org/details/midiman_melody_kit_1.0_2015-06

"Although there are fewer blackouts now, I want everyone to understand: Most likely, Ukrainians will have to live with blackouts until at least the end of March," Kovalenko warned.https://trts.io/99xin

For anyone who doesn't know, @evan was largely responsible for OStatus, which is what the fediverse used to run on. Then later ActivityPub was based on Evan's Pump API.

@evan *more than anyone* did the key design work that the fediverse is based on.

Evan is being too humble. I am making up for it. Evan is awesome.

I've created a small, incomplete, list of instances with moderators of color.

The list and suggestions became to much to keep up on my own, so here is a Google document, https://docs.google.com/document/d/12pTmSMpq8lMYyYlHT25DgTmdMmE6ysUyRHGiq-E4XdQ/edit?usp=sharingp

Here's how to move accounts and take your followers with you https://docs.joinmastodon.org/user/moving/

#BlackMastodon #BlackTwitter #BlackFedi #FediTips #TwitterMigration #MastoAdmin

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Assemblag.es

assemblag.es is a Mastodon instance for people interested in thinking creatively and critically about technology, in the broadest sense. The only requirement is that you keep to the code of conduct! Note: we've paused new signups for a few days while we deal with the #twittermigration influx - please do request an invite, but be aware that for now functions more like a 'waiting list' than a knock on the door, until our numbers stabilise again :-)