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Spent the afternoon as an essential worker, running lighting and composition projects some of our students have been working on in lockdown for the Capitol theatre and videoing them so the students have something to refer to as they continue to work from home πŸ˜ƒ

@jomc Sounds like you've had a week. Good time to mention then, hopefully, that @p_hase put me on to your book Lurking last year and it's been a big influence for a few of us here as we've established this instance. Thanks for your writing - it's vital.

I'm facilitating a panel, Curated Sound, for the More-than-sound symposium, which is streaming payment and login free online from 10am AEST next Monday, September 20 - all welcome!

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A series about a bunch of wannabe-crackers living in the Finnish countryside in the 1990's by @viznut, a decade in the making

Just discovered HTML Energy - a beautiful little podcast from Laurel Schwulst and Elliot Cost of interviews with web designers focused on hand coding

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"Why are hyperlinks blue?" by Elise Blanchard

Incredibly thorough history. I love stuff like this.

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the music stream i ran with Raag earlier this year is making a comeback during the current lockdown every friday night. it'd be lovely to see some of y'all in the chat if you have the energy :) it's 8-11pm AEST tomorrow night at

Interesting article from Robin James on the 'vibe' focus of Spotify, compared with the use of genre on Peloton, and the role of streamed music in having, as James puts it, 'workers produce the nuanced affects and comportments that investors and algorithms use to estimate the speculative possibilities inhering in both the workers themselves and the companies exploiting their work'.

@darius recently went from private to open sign ups and I noticed the form includes an extra password confirmation and website field, both labelled '(do not fill in)'. I've dropped in some custom CSS to get rid of them short term to avoid confusion, but do you have any tips on why? I notice other Hometown and Masto instances don't seem to have them, though the fields seem to be there but disabled. I've looked but for the life of me can't figure out where that is set.

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Living Cities Forum streaming due to the current Victorian lockdown - session starting now featuring Timothy Morton, Sarah Lynn Rees, and Bruce Pascoe:

@p_hase One of the authors, Jaz Choi, is on staff in Design at RMIT too

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Interesting article on 'aesthetic flattening', linking underpowered personal computers to the tyranny of zoom

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Killer new web project curated by Zoe Baumgartner and Mara Schwerdtfeger

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