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A new zine documenting the process of Read the Feminist Manual, a research introduction to gender discrimination in FOSS communities, and the lack of support in accommodating marginalized voices. The outcome of the project is a Firefox addon that replaces pronouns "she" and "he" with the neutral "they", intended for use in plain html pages of documentation.

Info and links to download the zine and the addon:

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The story behind the VPN-zine project, including funding+ hosting support, available here:

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I hope people understand that when we talk about censorship we are thinking of different things. While some may think erotic stuff or swear words got censored is annoying, other may get sentenced to 3 years in prison just because they logged on Twitter and reposted only. Whoever trying to use that “all lives got censored/ some westerners too” rubbish to tell me something they think they know so well can f*cough.

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EU folks, the latest @EU_Commission proposal for scanning private communications and undermining end-to-end encryption is an extreme threat to privacy.

It threatens the right to meaningful encryption and would force your communications to be subject to scanning and classification by AI outside of your control. Truly dystopian shit.

This won't become law without the EU parliament's assent, so please follow this closely and speak up. See EDRI's analysis here:

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I'm starting a small call for entries for a yet-to-exist 'zine on tech for resting, being lazy, letting be, and having a break. Share wide and far.


For the first Fallow Zine, la Jachère is interested in contributions about the following topics, but not limited to them.

- Lazy tech or tech for the lazies
- Tech that falls into place, fits, is just enough
- Tech for rest, pause, have a break, take a breath
- Tech for preservation, of the status quo, of energy, of a moment, of equilibrium

More on

- Deadline: 21. June 2022 (more or less… deadlines are thresholds to play with)

#zine #technology

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Maybe a good chance, during and many eyes watching, to share the videos made by our first peertube art residents.
MELT were invited for a monthly art residency on our feminist and collectively managed tube, to create an animation introduction to their ACCESS SERVER project, which comes in a few versions (with captions, sign-language, subtitles) to take into account online accessibility

MELT @access_server

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Yes! Rosa Luxemburg in Greece just wrote me that they will cover all the expenses! I'm so happy, I couldn't make it other way.

read-the-feminist-manual was accepted for the exhibition during the conference in Portugal. Alas, the organization doesn't cover expenses, and on top of it, I'd need to pay registration. I cannot afford it, neither I want to pay for being part of an exhibition. I find it strange that independent artists need to pay while their art research is already so precarious.
As a friend put it, in the north they pay you, in the south you pay.

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#^20 of the best films to help understand what’s happening in Ukraine

Documentaries and fiction features that contextualise the unfolding horrors in the former Soviet republic, as chosen by researchers at Ukraine’s Dovzhenko national film centre in Kyiv

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Artifice & Intelligence by Emily Tucker

Good advice for anyone writing on technology, actually.

"Words matter.

Starting today, the Privacy Center will stop using the terms “artificial intelligence,” “AI,” and “machine learning” in our work to expose and mitigate the harms of digital technologies in the lives of individuals and communities."


"Corporations have essentially colonized the imaginative space that Turing’s paper asked us to explore. Instead of pursuing the limits of computers’ potential for simulated humanity, the hawkers of “AI” are pursuing the limits of human beings’ potential to be reduced to their calculability."


"Instead of using the terms “Artificial intelligence, “AI,” and “machine learning,” the Privacy Center will:"

* Be as specific as possible about what the technology in question is and how it works.

* Identify any obstacles to our own understanding of a technology that result from failures of corporate or government transparency.

* Name the corporations responsible for creating and spreading the technological product.

* Attribute agency to the human actors building and using the technology, never to the technology itself.

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Ursula K. Le Guin on "technology" 

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🔉 We Stand with Ukraine – compilation by eastbloc sound alliance

64 tracks. All purchases go to humanitarian aid and queer feminist networks in Ukraine, or in help of Ukraine.

The artwork is an homage to Maria Prymachenko. On February 27, 2022, during the Battle of Ivankiv an approximated 10-25 original works of Prymachenko were destroyed.

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This time NEXT WEEK. I'm doing an live stream with designer C.R. and hopefully a few other guests to go through all of the exciting new features in Inkscape 1.2.

Please come and chat with us about this exciting release! Subscribe at

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"Design in the command line: Recipes for tasty outcomes" by Manufactura Independente will be starting soon in the Jupiter room. Check this talk out and more via: #LibrePlanet

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Many great conversations and talks on feminist practice in the archive of Radio Web MACBA.

Woman’s Audio Archive (Marysia Lewandowska)
Queer activism in Spain in the 1990s. (Fefa Vila)
Oxymoron of the notion of “single mother” and Yoruba culture. (Oyèrónké Oyèwùmi)
And many more.

Our open call to feminist and queer peers out there:
We invite artists and art collectives who are intersectional with our identity politics to upload their videos during a residency or curate events/content on our peertube instance, a video streaming/archiving platform.

>> deadline: 20 March
>> confirmation: end of march
>> timeline of events/residency: april/may

More details about what and how:

"It sounds very nice to say that Ukraine should not take any side, should not be in any block, should keep a neutral status. But we see from history that a neutral status is reserved for strong states, for rich states, for states who can defend themselves. Ukraine could not defend itself from the attack and now it is trying to do so but I don’t know how long we can continue."

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