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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! fossandcrafts.org/

Maybe you like that kind of thing you might listen maybe?!? No pressure kthx bai <3

Things as busy as they possibly can be over here; @mlemweb is blasting towards end of dissertation and @cwebber is laying down the pieces to enable the next big phase of @spritelyproject.

Which means, the next episode will be out in March. Sorry for the hiatus; wish us luck!

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).

fossandcrafts.org/episodes/23-

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! fossandcrafts.org/episodes/23-

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 fossandcrafts.org/episodes/23-

@mlemweb is in the last stages of her dissertation so @cwebber's brother Steve joins as special guest co-host, with the two diving straight for the weeds: analyzing "fuzzy" vs "crisp" systems!

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We're all holding cheap toy guns that we got from thrift stores and upcycled into steampunk ray guns :)

Thank you! I was rather fond of those wings! (except that I kept getting stuck on other people's costumes as I passed them in the hallway)

In our latest episode, we we encourage listeners to send us pictures of their historical crafts: fossandcrafts.org/episodes/22-

@mlemweb started a thread over here: octodon.social/@mlemweb/105645

But if you've been making historical crafts, we want to see them!

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Regency attire with @cwebber (I made both costumes ... though we couldn't find appropriate stockings for Chris's breeches)

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My Roman persona, Amelia Clara, for the SCA including a nodus (the hairstyle popularized by the empress Livia) based off of a Janet Stephens tutorial

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Roman two-beam upright loom. It is almost ready to weave on, but my heddle jacks are too short to create a sufficient shed, so i have to extend them before I can start weaving.

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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!

fossandcrafts.org/episodes/22-

New episode of @fossandcrafts: "Crafting the past... or trying to!" fossandcrafts.org/episodes/22-

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! fossandcrafts.org/episodes/22-

@mlemweb and @cwebber explore crafting the past through experiential historical crafts, experimental archaeology, and historical reenactment. What can be gained? What pitfalls might we avoid?

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aww :blobcatheart: ! That was really nice to listen your interview of @vickysteeves ; and a big thanks for the end note! You can't imagine how it helps to hear that during my long days of production 👍

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Yes, thank you SO MUCH @schluff !! I was beyond humbled to be the first requested guest 🖤

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! fossandcrafts.org/episodes/21-

My favorite episodes are ones that emphasize interdisciplinarity and gosh does this episode ever meet that criteria!

On this week's episode of @fossandcrafts we talk with @vickysteeves about opening everything in academic research (source, data, methods, documentation, etc).

It was also great to have a chat with someone whose interests in academics, computing, and fiber arts intersect so much with my own!

fossandcrafts.org/episodes/21-

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