perhaps it’s the nihilism, OR “If I were to start over, I would have been researching public fountains”

The following is written in response / review to the State of the Monument (Nov 20, 2018 organised by the Cultural Studies and Contemporary Arts Lab, European University, Cyprus) via Loizidou, C. (2014) Commemoration, Public art and Memorial Politics in Cyprus, 1901-2013 [thesis] If monuments are about asserting or compensating for insecure regimes, then I… Continue reading perhaps it’s the nihilism, OR “If I were to start over, I would have been researching public fountains”

not a review of FOSDEM/Brussels 2017: An open tech conference on open tech

No registration necessary. https://fosdem.org/2017/ An open tech conference on open tech. Can you imagine? And with years of momentum. This is where I was when the Nurtane story broke and I'm thankful for the perspective, except the immediate distraction means I wont be able to process my notes any time soon. Except just one for… Continue reading not a review of FOSDEM/Brussels 2017: An open tech conference on open tech

Take Care When You Cross Time-Zones: “If done chronically, it can lead to a suppressed immune system, chronic fatigue and memory issues.”

This post is late, I didn't document the jokes around Nicosia as they came up, none was perfect, and the two-time zones New Years Eve party in the  Nicosia Green Line [Ledras] solidified them. I missed it because family suddenly became fun. Note the thing about memory issues (Brody, 2014). Brody, B. (2014). Can Changing… Continue reading Take Care When You Cross Time-Zones: “If done chronically, it can lead to a suppressed immune system, chronic fatigue and memory issues.”

the internet is changing: on metajournalistic parody

[unfinished] post-truth; post-Trump From where I jack-in this looks like an explosion. It's about the coming-to-dominance of a mass awareness of the inaccessibility of 'fact,' of a sweeping sense of an ethical irrelevance of truth value (of metajournalistic-parody). This is new in how we -en mass- perceive the mass of information. A shift in information… Continue reading the internet is changing: on metajournalistic parody

on open government data / the opening of private sector information / the dark side of transparency discourse: on the casting of the state as a corrupt data-hoarder

Κατάλογος συνόλων δεδομένων (datasets) που διατίθενται για περαιτέρω χρήση μέσω της Εθνικής Διαδικτυακής Πύλης Ανοικτών Δεδομένων data.gov.cy (RoC). [This is to further position a collective, speculative, chaotically earnest intention to develop good local questions around the opening of government data, and to connect them with wider debates. I fronted a demo for this during NeMe’s… Continue reading on open government data / the opening of private sector information / the dark side of transparency discourse: on the casting of the state as a corrupt data-hoarder