I Luv You
Austin Wade Smith, a zine, and collections
Another Week, Another Newsletter — Observations From The Internet Wilderness.
I see you bloom. And I see the effort and energy it requires: the long days documenting flickering poetry and the late nights editing the atmospheres. It is an impossible balance of work, rest and family, and a path you are paving for yourself, becoming a role model for female photographers who want to continue their careers and nurture a family.
You give everything you have. Like when you hire friends who struggle financially or when you, without hesitation, share food, talent, time and objects: buying a second and third hairdryer because someone needed yours, and how you always inspire to do better, even when it requires collaboration with vulnerability.
When I took that train after the longest hug, I left a part of me on the perron. Thank you for hopping on the plane and uniting us. I love you, and Uno “luves you too.”
Core 2 Studio is a model to copy.
Bisita Iglesia is a personal click story by Chia.
Little Room is a place where people just come hang out and do their own stuff.
Queer Servers and Feral Webs
A rare essay leading us beyond check-boxes, categories and the binary internet, and, with curiosity as a guide, shows the wonder of living in the present tense. The post is a personal reflection by Austin Wade Smith on their Feral.Earth website — and of becoming the environment.
“I found the constraints grounding, and they didn't stop at the power source. I installed a weather station, also powered by the panel, and began controlling simple functions of the computer based on environmental data measured right at the server sight, aka my home. What if I could only access certain images at high tide, shut off file access on the solstice, or queue applications when the wind blew north.” — Austin Wade Smith
If you write web histories, I recommend making them look like this cute zine by William Kennedy. The drawings are reminiscent of MS Paint pixels, and the text is idiosyncratic in flow and curves.
“Tilde.town is a virtual town in the tildeverse. It is a magical community of folks sharing a unix computer. You log into it from a terminal on your computer. From there you are one of many users on the server, one of many citizens of the town.” — William Kennedy.
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