Never-before-seen Polaroids from the set of cult cyber classic Hackers
I had set myself to do daily Shoebot sketches more than a month ago, and silently lost the pace a few days into it. I'm still bummed that I didn't make it, but there was a decent reason.
I've been rather active around covid contact tracing apps, doing media outreach and general activism as part of the PT digital rights group (@d3). After months of hard work (and confirmation of failure scenarios), we got a grant from a European NGO to write a report about the portuguese corona tracing app experiment.
So I switched my evenings from Shoebot dabbling to investigative mode, sourcing hundreds of news to establish a timeline, gathering data and making charts. The report was delivered but we're energised enough to adapt it into a format aimed at a Portuguese audience -- lawmakers, media and concerned citizens.
As a way to kind of redeem myself from setting Shoebot aside, I'm using it to make the visualizations for the report. And now I have loads of plans to build a plugin for Shoebot to provide easy ways to visualise datasets -- the Python coding style is bliss for me, compared to other specialised frameworks like Bokeh or D3 (which I love and use for more demanding contexts).
This is a work-in-progress chart, made for analysis and not (yet) aesthetics, but I'm pretty excited with how it's turning out.
"What Is the Carbon Footprint of Space Tourism? (...) In the end one can probably conclude that we don't need fewer rockets and less space tourism, we need fewer billionaires."
@ReclaimYourFace@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org A research report commissioned by @email@example.com reveals the extent of unlawful mass biometric #surveillance practices and technologies in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland.
About Github's Copilot:
MICROS~1 launches automated license-laundering system
Outra vez a StayAway?
So OpenStreetmap is looking for a new home. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jun/30/openstreetmap-looks-to-relocate-to-eu-due-to-brexit-limitations
Mistrust Authority - Promote Decentralization
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.