Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2020!
Following a successful inaugural conference in 2019, we have expanded APConf 2020 to a four day event that will occur entirely on line via Big Blue Button!
The CFP is open through July 8 at: https://conf.activitypub.rocks/#cfp
We invite proposals for birds of a feather topics and 30- 60 minute talks related to ActivityPub. Register online (https://conf.activitypub.rocks/#register) or feel free to email us with questions (email@example.com )
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: https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/4-the-eight-kinds-of-fun.html
@mlemweb @valhalla The show is CC BY-SA and unfortunately both of us are very busy... but we would *love* help with getting a transcript up on the show. If a volunteer wants to help us by either transcribing manually or writing a script that even does a reasonable-approximation transcription of episodes, we'd be happy to use and publish that!
New episode of @fossandcrafts which struts @mlemweb's expertise: textiles and history :D https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/3-textile-production-and-a-nostalgic-past.html
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!
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.
Episode 3: Textile production and a nostalgic past https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/3-textile-production-and-a-nostalgic-past.html
@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!
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 https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/2-machine-learning-impact.html
New episode of @fossandcrafts out where @mlemweb and I talk about narrative RPGs as a tool for free culture production! https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/1-collaborative-storytelling-with-dice.html
Episode 1: Collaborative Storytelling with Dice! https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/1-collaborative-storytelling-with-dice.html
Hear how narrative role playing games can be used to weave together stories as a group, how we believe this could be useful for free culture production, and how to run your own stories/games!
This morning Missy discovered a whole bag of toys that were never unpacked when we moved. I helpfully dumped them on the floor for her. She's having some trouble focusing on any one toy. Now she's just laying on the floor in the middle of them too overwhelmed to play with any of them.
I kinda feel like this is an accurate representation life with ADD as well
We've submitted the podcast to itunes etc so it will eventually be searchable via your favorite podcatcher, but for now if you want to listen to @fossandcrafts you can do so directly from the website (https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/episode-0-welcome-to-foss-and-crafts.html), or copy and paste the rss url (https://fossandcrafts.org/rss-feed.rss) in your podcatcher.
We've already put out our first episode: https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/episode-0-welcome-to-foss-and-crafts.html
(BTW we have an IRC channel, #fossandcrafts on irc.freenode.net! It could use some more internet friends!)
Our first episode is up now and explains our vision for the show and what led us to this point.
ActivityPub Conference CFP deadline is TODAY! Get in your proposals folks! We want to hear YOU talk! https://conf.activitypub.rocks/#home
CFP for ActivityPub Conference ends Wednesday! But why wait? Get in your talk proposal today! https://conf.activitypub.rocks/#home
Just reminder that the CFP for ActivityPubConf2020 is open through July 8 (one week from today).
Visit http://conf.activitypub.rocks/#cfp for more info or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The conference will take place online October 2nd - 5th 2020.
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Digital Humanities, Roman Material Culture, Textile History, Art History PhD Candidate, Free Software in Academia. Code weaver: Racket and Python.
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