may be a good response to , going into more ecological themes when thinking about design of our technology

@fence The actual point is that IRC is a public and open protocol, while Discord is a proprietary and centralized service. Using Discord as their main form of communiction is against several of Mozilla's own missions statements. (

@absturztaube @cdmnky @enigmatico @Main_Tomato

"Elements of our reality correspond to elements of fictional ones, sure. But I’m not saying that we live in a cyberpunk world. Rather, we live in a world that can be productively viewed through a cyberpunk lens. The difference is subtle but important — cyberpunk is the map, not the territory. "

Very important text I recommend to all and fans.

Do you know if an unpaid talk about technology and culture is counted as a copyright exception in Germany? I'm struggling to find good illustrations for what I'll be talking about on Creative Commons only.

@Ninjatrappeur by this:

I've been working on it the last three years. Needs much more work.

For now the wiki is Creative Commons, feel free to use it :)

I don't know if I posted about my latest blogpost:

Hackers in popular culture - the curse of being an eternal rebel

> Using "computeromancy" as an aesthetic makes true hacking much more tame and hackers' criticism of our capitalist culture - toothless. They're dangerous because they're skilled criminals / geniuses, not because they see more than us or raise valid points against how we use technology.

The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir ( and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.


@strypey he was just a VC, I have a friend who works / worked with the real founders :)

@strypey I would really love to present it physically at the same time as Suzanne works on it in the graphic novel ;)


> Hmm. Now I'm confused. Is this a real project or a fictional one?

It's both! :D

@bob @cathal yet no one cares about the disabled ;)

My idea is to take the USB port that most cameras have, get USB OTG and emulate all the buttons you could access through a tablet with an Arduino Nano. Finding good hardware two-step buttons might be a challenge, but hey! It will be something :)

@bob they were created (totally not in a response to this petition) as an Aprils Fools joke.

This is a prime example of how able-bodied people fetishize prosthetics and forget about real needs of the disabled.

@strypey the author is anonymous on change. I could try emailing the site and asking.

A proper dive into the Internet gave me her home address and some private photos, but no social profiles or email :/

Also the project isn't _mine_, it's one of the Glider Ink character's:

I'm looking for creators of … petition / photographers missing their right hand. I'm working on a left-hand grip for DSLR cameras with multiple buttons.

An idea for my / Technology Narratives talk at re:publica:

Four drawings with the exact same characters and composition, but:

1. Realistic, modern day with Elon Musk on the screen and people looking at their phones.
2. Superheroes fighting in futuristic armors / with lasers.
3. Grim'n'gritty cyberpunk with people shooting each other.
4. Solarpunk, where the characters work together on something. No visible hierarchy.

Loop back to 1 to show the contrast.

@rusty it'll be recorded and I promise NOT to faceplant on the stairs this time ;)

Some of the points I want to make are already available at

Also check out our and tag!

My talk "Solarpunk, cyberpunk and popculture: Technological narratives tl;dr" was accepted at the re:publica conference happening this May 6-8 in Berlin!


Do you know any popculture / fictional stories / comics / graphic novels about and the movement?

With all its problems I think it's one of the most utopian movements out there, giving free knowledge to everyone on the planet. I don't understand why it's so absent in the popular culture.

Idea: a local meetup, once a week, on Sundays.

Not just a lecture & goodbye, but a place to spend the day, play boardgames, meet new people, discuss different things and give each other hope.

We could start with a talk and / or some workshop, but for the next few hours everybody could work on their project or just hang out.

A proper, hopeful, common space.

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