Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | RECENT NOTES

The Bumper Book of Stubborn Stains

This morning Oliver and I had a Skype planning meeting, in which we agreed the outline of a Convivial Mechanics event for the 2017 Pixelache Festival. This will take the form of a three day workshop which will weave together three strands of what we want to do.


Pixelache Space Program

This morning I proposed a new project for Pixelache. It forms part of my project to achieve power through redefinition. I have tried to persuade people that we should redefine everything that Pixelache does as cultural action. We should stop imagining we have certain activities called “administration” that seem dull, and certain activities called “cultural actions” that seem interesting. We only have projects that people choose to find dull or interesting.

This proposal constitutes an attempt to put this idea into practice.


Saturday, May 27, 2017 | THERE WE WERE


Friday, September 22, 2006 | ESSAYS

We Are Teaching Prosumers

In this essay I want to do two things. Firstly I want to discuss the increasing amount of social software that is becoming available on the web by describing some popular applications and looking at how they work and how they fit together. Secondly I want to look at how this software might change what we do, both by changing how we think about what we do, and by changing how another group of people – let us call them prosumers – think about what we can offer them.