@aral This could be of interest for you, I think:

The unexpected persistence of non-corporate platforms: The role of local and network embeddedness


An excellent podcast on and with Hannah McGregor.

I especially like the idea of the class room as a micro public space, publics (plural) in general and the "ungrading project".

Also, the discussion on the relationship of research and teaching made me think.


Good morning @Downes! I'm in the middle of planning my autumn course on "Architectures of the Web". Ball's Metaverse, the Fediverse and the Old Web are topics I want to deal with hands-on using Beaker browser, IPFS, Raspberry and static site generators.

I know that you also had courses on the distributed/decentralized web in the past. Do you have any key learnings from your work with students?

There is *the Fediverse*, *the Manyverse* and the *Metaverse* when speaking about new versions of the web. What would you call *the Old Web* in similar "*verse" terms?

Das Video zeigt wie Deutschland auf die #Klimakrise schaut: durch die Windschutzscheibe, sich sicher wähnend, ungläubig bis es zu spät ist

#FFF #FridaysForFutures #Politik #Klima #Umwelt #Zukunft #Krise #Erwärmung #Klimawahl #btw21 #AlleFürsKlima #klimakatastrophe

Giving kids Chromebooks in schools is like serving them candy for lunch. It’s something you’d do if you were either clueless or hated their guts.

What I’m trying to say is stop normalising surveillance in schools, you absolute muppets.

Excited to announce the next @bleeptrack@twitter.com & blinry project: ✨ The Everything Exhibition ✨, a generator that creates virtual 3D exhibitions for any topic, based on open data. Supported by the @prototypefund@twitter.com!

Tell us your wishes or become a beta tester: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

Took some time and set up a space to aggregate and curate scientific communities and topics on #Matrix. It can be hard to find good, serious communities relevant to your interests, so this is my initiative to make it easier.

It has subspaces for natural sciences, #mathematics and computer #science (which also has a subspace for programming languages), as well rooms such as "Ask Science" and "Philosophy of Science".

For anyone interested, you can find the space via this link: matrix.to/#/!lBZPyclsQiWAwbHjT

Boosts are welcome. Would be nice if this could be a thing, especially given the experimental support for LaTeX in Element's composer it could be of some interest to scientific communities.

BookWyrm is the Federated GoodReads Replacement I Didn’t Know I Needed

If you aren’t familiar with the concept, #GoodReads is an Amazon-owned social platform that integrates directly with their Kindle offering. #BookWyrm is an #opensource, #federated
alternative designed by Mouse Reeve, and is supported by Patreon donations.

See wedistribute.org/2021/08/bookw?

#books #reading

write more than human readers are able to read. More and more we make use of to deal with that mass of .

Keeping that in mind I'm asking myself: (Does|Should) writing change when machines are our readers?

Hi @VickyRampin! I'd like to ask you a question about . Two of my BA students need to analyze transcripts of interviews they have conducted. I would like to introduce them to . Although it would be possible and easy for them to set up two local installations, I'd prefer one web-based and Docker-based installation for them. The only thing that I worry about is how to secure this installation from data loss. Do you have any experiences with that?

PixelDroid is now published on F-Droid!

Look at the release notes here: gitlab.shinice.net/pixeldroid/

Get it here: f-droid.org/packages/org.pixel

Help out by translating to your favourite language: weblate.pixeldroid.org/project

Send us your issues, concerns or feature requests on our issue tracker: gitlab.shinice.net/pixeldroid/ or just send us a message (here or on Matrix on #pixeldroid:gnugen.ch )

Hi @VickyRampin! This Wednesday I'm going to introduce a couple of PhD students to Taguette as well as to Hypothesis, HedgeDoc, Zotero and zoterobib. The topic is collaboration in research and teaching.

Do you have any experience with Taguette written down on the web, such as didactic scenarios or research projects with students?


Wir laden herzlich ein zu unserem Workshop "Single-Source-Publishing mit , , und : ausprobieren, diskutieren, Perspektiven entwickeln"

Mittwoch, 21.10.2020, 14:00 bis 17:30 Uhr

Jetzt noch anmelden: intranet.tuhh.de/anmeldung/oa_

Auf den Open-Access-Tagen 2020 laden wir morgen zu unserem Workshop "Single-Source-Publishing mit , , und : ausprobieren, diskutieren, Perspektiven entwickeln"

Der Workshop ist schon ausgebucht, es gibt aber eine Warteliste für die Wiederholung.


Proud and happy that the Library Hamburg University of Technology received the Open Library Badge 2020 for in and !


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