Could you recover material from a floppy disk or VHS tape? I co-teach an online course in digital preservation this spring that covers nitty-gritty stuff like forensics and checksums as well as Big Picture issues like preserving atoms v bits v experience.
We start 18 January--more at https://DigitalCuration.UMaine.edu
For a lesson on the web3 debate, I assigned the July 2022 essay "What To Say to Crypto Haters" https://decrypt.co/101448/laminate-this-what-to-say-to-crypto-haters to my @DigitCurator students.
Ryan Cassidy pointed out this excerpt didn't age well.
Can we build a decentralized Internet that doesn't depend on tech giants? Watch Microsoft researcher and RadicalxChange founder Glen Weyl argue for a web3 where trust comes from social ties in this interactive recording of Monday's webinar From Platforms to Protocols, organized by @DigitCurator.
Decentralized protocols like Mastodon help us wean off big tech platforms like Twitter and Meta. But can they defend the web against disinformation and hate without a policeman in charge?
We talk through options in this free webinar from @DigitCurator tomorrow at 11am Eastern https://blog.still-water.net/can-the-next-web-solve-the-internets-problems
🏛 🆕 🐘 Are you a librarian, archivist, curator, collection manager who's just joined Mastodon? Consider adding yourself to this public list of #GLAM professionals that @Nickpoole1 shared on Twitter: https://t.co/pdYrUtUkpy
Now that the 15-year-old stranglehold that Twitter and Facebook/Meta have kept on the public sphere is loosening, we'll be looking at decentralized alternatives with Glen Weyl in the next teleconference from @DigitCurator this Monday at 11am Eastern https://blog.still-water.net/can-the-next-web-solve-the-internets-problems
#JobAlert! Many positions in the Creative Computing Institute at University of the Arts London: https://ual.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-1/xf-c4d0ee395ebb/candidate/jobboard/vacancy/1/adv/?ftq=creative+computing
Looks like Instagram has noticed @pixelfed and is trying to limit exposure
Imagine having billions of dollars and a history of doing everything you can to eliminate your competition
Everything that made them successful is now a detriment to the endemic shift in social media
People > Profits, sorry Mark 😎
If you care about the future of the web, join me Monday 21 November for the next @DigitCurator teleconference. We'll think through what a post-platform web could be, with the help of Microsoft researcher and radical economist Glen Weyl. Register at https://blog.still-water.net/can-the-next-web-solve-the-internets-problems/
Please reply with other suggestions —thanks!
#Introduction I'm an artist/curator/footsoldier in the battle between network and hierarchic culture ⚔️ I teach new media and direct the all-online digital curation grad program at UMaine. Books include At the Edge of Art, Re-collection: Art, New Media, & Social Memory. Probably rowing or fencing now
FYI John Bell (@nmdjohn on Twitter) is Dartmouth's Associate Director of the Media Ecology Project and Manager of the Digital Humanities Program.
If any of you need an intro or deeper dive into MySQL and PHP for humanities collections and DH projects, Dartmouth’s @nmdjohn is your man. There are a few seats left in his online course on Digital Collections and Exhibitions starting in a week http://DigitalCuration.UMaine.edu
📝 📷 ➡️ 🖥❓What's your favorite software+hardware for scanning still images or digitizing archival docs—ideally open source? Uber-conservator @unstablearchive and uber-preservationist @ablwr would love Twitter replies or notes added to this Google Doc! https://bits.ashleyblewer.com/blog/2016/12/02/minimum-viable-transfer-station-documentation/ #digipres [repeated from Twitter]
Hey New Yorkers--I'm in the city Saturday 13 April and happy to share a coffee or similar with fellow #digipres folks. (What's the Mastodon equivalent of "tweeps"? I hope it's not "poots.")
Danes rule stream-ripping illegal #digipres
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.