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RMIT Digital Media is co-presenting this show with MESS and Melbourne Music Week in early February next year at the Capitol Theatre. It'll feature audiovisual works for the Capitol's bespoke roof lighting system by our students, like I've shared here before. Highly recommended - there's some super strong works and it's a beautiful space:

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new short essay on design synthesis 

The short essay I wrote for Designers Write is finally out! Here, I ask: is design actually capable of synthesis? Can design truly "sum up" problems?*

I also had the chance to discuss the text with Joeri Pruys, who read an excerpt of his father's book Dingen Vormen Mensen from 1972, Klara Debeljak, author of the Theory of the Chrono-ghettos, and Aynouk Tan, who moderated the conversation. You find the podcast on the website.


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Bad social media gives you an audience: stuff like reach, personality/celebrity, spectacle, anxiety, alienation, competition.

Good social media gives you community: it’s more like voice, agency, discussion, comradery.

I want a community, not an audience.

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Hey there! 👋

A number of people over past few months have assumed I'm a bot or some kind of automated account.

I can assure you I am not, there is a human being behind this keyboard! I write and post everything manually, there's no scheduling or scripts or stuff like that.

If you have any questions about the Fediverse, or requests or suggestions or comments or feedback just @ or DM me, I will try to help if I can.

The aim of this account is to help and encourage people use the #Fediverse, even with the most basic things. There's no such thing as a stupid question! 👍

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I'm going to try and go along, and @becfary this might be of interest for you

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Towards Accountability: Art and Institutions on Indigenous Territories - Public Art on Indigenous Lands - Wednesday 9am AEDT

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Indigenous Weather Knowledge - seasonal calendars from a lot of different locations around Australia

#australia #indigenous

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room2 finally got itself together to start a run of shows every friday night for the next five weeks starting tonight. it'd be lovely to see some of y'all in the chat if you have the energy, it starts at 8:00pm AEST with Local Time @becfary up first which I'm very excited for 🍃

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It’s here! ISSUE 02: Inoculate, hot off the distributed press. This issue contains eight creative pieces—(non)fiction, interactive media, and stories from the front lines of alternative networks built on care & solidarity.

Read it on the World Wide Web:

Fascinating story about the audio game Shades of Doom, I'd never heard of it and it sounds like an amazing example of sound design for accessibility and playability

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Meeting, discussion and sharing space for those working critically and creatively with experimental digital sound, art and design, especially listening, technology, ecologies, capitalism and living through and beyond all of these. Hosted in Singapore, on Malay land, in a data center powered with 100% renewable energy.