Hi! For the purpose of this introduction post I'm anthropomorphized from an abstract collection of audio to an excited fediverse participant!!
I'm a podcast co-hosted by @mlemweb and @cwebber exploring the intersection of user freedom on computers and crafting things! I put out episodes about all sorts of stuff ranging from historical textile production to chiptunes to making software! https://fossandcrafts.org/
Maybe you like that kind of thing you might listen maybe?!? No pressure kthx bai <3
I've been swamped with dissertation work recently, so on this week's episode of @fossandcrafts @cwebber and their brother Steve make the case that that they're two distinct individuals by laying out a framework of fuzzy and crisp systems (or Steve and Chris systems).
My brother Steve and I like to engage in what we call "nerdouts": deep dives into nerdy subjects. While @mlemweb is busy with the last stages of her situation, we took over @fossandcrafts, and now such a nerdout is audience-facing! https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/23-nerdout-fuzzy-and-crisp.html
This episode is kind of meta: an analysis not only about fuzzy and crisp *systems*, but the way Steve and I approach thinking about system design from opposite approaches, converging in the middle (hopefully)!
Episode 23: Nerdout! Fuzzy and crisp systems https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/23-nerdout-fuzzy-and-crisp.html
In our latest episode, we we encourage listeners to send us pictures of their historical crafts: https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/22-crafting-the-past.html
@mlemweb started a thread over here: https://octodon.social/@mlemweb/105645589331992744
But if you've been making historical crafts, we want to see them!
At the end of this week's episode of @fossandcrafts I invite people to send us pictures of their historical crafts/experimental archaeology/historical reenactments/etc so I figured I'd start it out. Here are some of the craft projects I talked about in the episode!
We'll start with me spinning on a Turkish drop spindle
Crafting, costuming, history, archaeology, and social engagement ... this week's episode of @fossandcrafts is the intersection of my favorite things!
New episode of @fossandcrafts: "Crafting the past... or trying to!" https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/22-crafting-the-past.html
We spend some time talking about historical crafting for fun, for education, and/or for entertainment/immersion. There's both positives and potential negatives to this, the latter especially involving awareness about what (or who) might be missing...
Anyway! There have been a few me-oriented episodes lately... nice to do a much more @mlemweb oriented one ;)
Episode 22: Crafting the past... or trying to! https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/22-crafting-the-past.html
New episode of @fossandcrafts! @mlemweb and I are joined by @vickysteeves to talk about open and reproducible research, FOSS and library sciences, and even a conversation about what the FOSS world can learn from game modding communities! https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/21-vicky-steeves.html
My favorite episodes are ones that emphasize interdisciplinarity and gosh does this episode ever meet that criteria!
It was also great to have a chat with someone whose interests in academics, computing, and fiber arts intersect so much with my own!