An excavator has struck.

    The cloud system of various universities in the state of Northrine Westphalia, Germany, is offline. It’s an unfortunate timing, we shared all our workshop texts for tomorrow there. But it’s also a perfect fit: planetary actions and knowledge meet.

    #tech #sts #infrastructure

    Translated post of informing about a disturbance due to infrastructure. Brilliant because vague

    Through Cory Doctorow’s recent linkdump I learned about the charming non-standard standardisation story of the #fediverse. It was a lucky punch, very unlikely to happen. But here we are with a capable, open, acommercial system.

    None of the big players… no one took us seriously. No one saw [the SocialWG] as a threat. No one expected it to go anywhere…. The feeling was, it was small beans, and it wasn’t worth their time.”……

    #sts #tech #MastodonMigration

    My blog is now my not-so-secret home for casual writing, all posts here and elsewhere reside on Replies are fedi integrations™. It works like a charm.

    Manton describes the main idea of POSSE quite beautifully:…

    Social networks may come and go, but the canonical version of our posts live at our own indie microblog.

    #tech #blogging

    Coffee review.

    #waste #history

    Snapshot from a desk. You see a black and white mug with coffee in there. Next to it is a colourful book cover boasting "Müll" aka waste.

    Patchy value chains

    With this post, I want to bring a color to the blog, show how I experience my daily life as a researcher in Vietnam, and how I follow material infrastructures. It’s going on in bits and pieces, and some is a patchwork. Last not least, this is also a means of sharing links and snapshots. Bits & Trees of Data Centres What does it actually mean to trace and traverse the infrastructure and production networks of a very specific building?

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    Social sciences, ecology and careful digital communication

    How can social science research address planetary concerns and be designed carefully? Two recent articles in Science & Technology Studies address this question with a view to different cases: Conference Mobility on the one hand and Decentralized Social Media on the other. Jumping on the bandwagon In Fieldnotes on FlyingLess Conferencing we discuss our different experiences as train travelers to the EASST conference in Madrid. Some of them were long journeys through Europe, including stops.

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