Been here for five years (😮 ) but here's an #introduction post in case of new people with an interest. (And for pinning)
I'm a researcher, educator, designer/artist working with F/LOSS, and concerned with digital fabrication, systems, and the place of individual humans in a big world. Teaching/researching at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, and was one of the founding editors of Libre Graphics magazine, back in the day ("the day" was 2010!). Many silly hobbies, intermittent posting.
"The largest-known collection of teasmades is owned by Sheridan Parsons in Royal Wootton Bassett."
Tell your friends! Three paid PhD positions on the Ethical, Legal, and Social aspects of AI in public safety at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Potential also to be wrangled into some of the exciting nonsense I'm doing https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/316580/phd-research-position-position-i-ai-and-the-accountability-divide-1-fte/
It would be nice if there were some way of knowing what the standard pet peeves in a given profession were, so as to be able to avoid pressing someone's most obvious buttons. Eg: It grinds my gears when people suggest that graphic designers "make things pretty", and it's such an easy thing to not say!
We’re back! We are happy to announce that on the 5th & 6th of November, @zinecamp is back for its 2022 edition at WORM Rotterdam! As always, there will be stalls, workshops, talks and more. And, of course, it is free to join!
Zine Camp is a space to connect with the self-publishing community, make friends and learn new skills and techniques. We also have open tables to collaborate and create your own zines on site.
📍To apply to hold a workshop or talk, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details, a title, description, how long your proposal needs and an image.
📍For stalls, send us your details, and a link with your zines, website or portfolio!
📍Deadline for the open call is the 25th September!
Zine Camp Team 💕
Twice in the last week, I've had the great pleasure of explaining that a pair of apartment buildings in Rotterdam, the Lee Towers, are named after the singer, Lee Towers, not after someone with the surname "Lee". IMHO, this is one of the best mind-benders in Rotterdam architecture. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Towers
Hi friends, here is a self-promotional toot. (Complete with moody-looking author photo.) The lab I used to belong to at the University of Toronto is hosting an online launch event for my book! It's happening on June 29th and promises to be entertaining. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-the-digital-bespoke-by-dr-ginger-coons-tickets-353156489567
Itinerant researcher/art-type. Digital fabrication & customization, F/LOSS design. Tries to be funny but isn't. Will parse sociotechnical issues for food
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