@mlemweb @fossandcrafts

Thanks and likewise!!

I love the connections you are making to both disciplines. It seemed like discourse coming from one or the other perspective was too siloed or lacking.

Loved your explanation of ancient spinning practices, too!

@fossandcrafts so fun, thank you for introducing me to the 8 kinds of fun framework! now i want to look at it for activism (including but not limited to foss/free culture activism) ... maybe through the Bloc By Bloc game lololo

@cooler_ranch @fossandcrafts

A software developer with an art history degree, you sound like my kind of people! It's good to hear that we've got an audience that's interested in our intersecting studies :)


Wiki page for Franklin

The recordings from the Massey Lectures she did for the CBC in 1989:

(There was a subsequent book that encapsulated these lectures, which was revisited a decade later with two more chapters added)

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@fossandcrafts as a software developer with an art history degree, I love what you two are doing with the show 💕

It's really difficult to find technology podcasts that actually dig into the social implications of technology.

I get real big Ursula Franklin vibes from some topics so far and I hope you cover her thoughts on The Real World of Technology in a future episode.

On a related note, it turns out that the length of our outline is inversely proportional to the length of our episodes. This week we had a minimal outline which turned into a much longer episode than we've put out thus far. The good news is ... hopefully it's fun ;)

This week on @fossandcrafts, @cwebber and I look at the ways people enjoy their hobbies (games/FOSS/crafts) using the framework of the "Eight Kinds of Fun" and MDA!


New episode of @fossandcrafts where @mlemweb and I apply the game design theory of "The Eight Kinds of Fun" to examine the varying things people get out of contributing to FOSS projects and crafting in general: fossandcrafts.org/episodes/4-t

On this episode, we examine how "The Eight Kinds of Fun" (traditionally used for game design) can be used to understand what different participants value from contributing to FOSS communities and crafting fossandcrafts.org/episodes/4-t

Oh yeah and we've said it before, but we have a chatroom, on irc.freenode.net! It's been growing into a nice friendly community.

If you don't have an IRC client, you can try joining by clicking: webchat.freenode.net/?channels

This week's episode of FOSS & Crafts is dissertation-adjacent! @cwebber and I talk about how textile production has been used historically to frame the narrative of a nostalgic past! Plus, I give the basic rundown of the process it takes to get from sheep to sweater.


New episode of @fossandcrafts which struts @mlemweb's expertise: textiles and history :D fossandcrafts.org/episodes/3-t

Ever wondered how the traditional process of making clothing worked, starting at raw materials? @mlemweb walks you through the process: from sheep to sweater!

Plus it turns out that spinning fiber and spinning nostalgic political narratives has gone hand in hand for millennia! Hear examples spanning from Ancient Rome to the modern day!

Episode 3: Textile production and a nostalgic past fossandcrafts.org/episodes/3-t

@mlemweb walks us through how traditional textile production works, from sheep to sweater!

Plus hear how narratives of spining/knitting/etc have been used to advance political agendas through history!

We (and by we, we mean @cwebber) made a major mistake when pushing out the last episode... the mp3 and ogg files got switched on the feeds! If you tried downloading the episode and couldn't play it, refresh and try again. Sorry about this!

I'm bad at making updates sometimes, but sent out a message on my Patreon account about @fossandcrafts patreon.com/posts/39639482

(BTW, if you like the show and want to support it financially, since @mlemweb and I share finances, that Patreon account is currently the best way to support both of our work on the show!)

New episode of @fossandcrafts out! @mlemweb and I break down some ways we could see machine learning advancements impacting our work, also seen through a historical lens of other automation/technical advancements fossandcrafts.org/episodes/2-m

Episode 2: The impact of machines that "learn" and produce fossandcrafts.org/episodes/2-m

Discussion about recent developments in machine learning and the impact they could have on FOSS, programming in general, art production, and civic society

@ricky @fossandcrafts @mlemweb Yes, that's what we were suggesting (and asking whether or not people would be interested in that, so yay, more feedback indicating it's a good idea!)

@cwebber @fossandcrafts @mlemweb I've learned a lot from this episode! 🙂

I've searched the internets for introductions on D&D a few times in the past, and always got lost...

I would definitely like to hear a recording of a interactive story session. This is what you two mentioned as a possible future episode, right? 🤞

I just listened to episode 1 of your podcast. Very good work!
It's always nice when someone spreads the word about free culture and points toward some projects. These things really can need that coverage!
I can't wait to see what else you'll cover in future episodes.

P.S.: I'd enjoy some actual gameplay episode.

P.P.S.: I'm not a native speaker but I was able to understand everything you said. Thats not true for all english podcasts. Keep up this high quality!

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