Duncan Robson's "Hours Played" is a really wonderful tour of games: https://youtu.be/l8V6QtlRbro
The logic of its transitions feels downright magical at times. And I love the diversity of its sources; it pulls from many different eras and platforms and genres, and serves as a good reminder that while many of the most heavily promoted games today are about Dealing Damage To Stuff, that's only a fraction of the total idea-space of this medium and there are oceans of undercelebrated work.
Technically, I do believe the current tools we see popping up are better built versions of centralized platforms most people use, and that's cool.
But the reason progress is so slow is because we're still clinging to the concepts they ground into us when their were no other options available.
We need to stop building decentralized platforms in the same vein of centralized ones.
And building tools that actually help people *must* be at the center of why we're building them in the first place.
putting all of my itchio stuff on sale in response to prime day https://itch.io/s/19934/prime-day-deals
Image from page 623 of "Cyclopedia of farm animals" (1922)
Libre activists in Albania 🇦🇱 are doing their own version of switching.social (see photo) 👍
Switching.social is available under a CC By SA licence, so if you want to do your own version in your own language, please go right ahead!
There are already versions in French, German, Italian and Turkish:
Working on my thesis and I have been starting to share bits and pieces of my drafts along the way.
I am researching Black women artists and our relationships to monuments and sites, for me specifically here in Barça that relate to Puerto Rico.
If you want to support my research, art practice or just are interested in general, check out my Patreon
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July 4, Hawaii, Independence
Imagine a Native American community who had a Disneyland-like resort built over their villages and ancestor's graves, the people made to do bastardizations of their sacred dances, wear mock 'sexy feather headresses' and entertain the rich tourists for starvation wages, 12 hours a day 7 days a week, living sardine-packed 20-to-a-house. And then be arrested for speaking their own language. It'd be an outrage, right? But that is just everyday life, in US-colonized Hawaii
I put the mini zine and sticker set up for sale on our shop website with a few other stickers, postcards and zines to look at :)
Just throwing it out there: the amount of FOSS projects that align themselves with racists, transphobes, and Nazis far far FAR outweighs the amount of FOSS projects I've seen that stand against these things.
It's like a 10:1 ratio at this point for me.
At some point we gotta have a conversation about what FOSS is, vs what we want it to be... and whether it's worth our time and energy to try and rehabilitate the term/community.
that vice article, just curious
@Ludonaut vice is all about indirectly benefitting fascists under the banner of being alternative from the start lol
Mostly tooting privately?
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