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We're back from our visit to Documenta 15! We've been working for over a year on the infrastructure with an amazing group of artists, researchers, activists and organisers. We finally had a moment to meet IRL in Kassel during the 100 days. It was a humbling experience, to meet so many people from different parts of the world and discuss building digital alternatives. We're excited to keep working within this network and keep the discussion running :heart:

Shout-out to @battlemesh this year! A few of our members are aiming to participate 🥰 We've published this endorsement as a way to support the event: They're Good People, the event is worth taking a look, supporting, attending, etc. See you there hopefully 👋

Today, the Bonfire team is excited to announce our beta release 🔥🎉

We’re aware that Bonfire still needs a lot of work - like ensuring it federates as expected and improving configurability, accessibility and user experience - but that’s the point: we decided to launch at this stage with the intention of building the 1.0 release as a community.

🗞️ Blog post:

🌈 Signup on the playground instance:

We have a date and location for the next battlemesh
19 to 22 Sept 2022 in Rome
4 days only cause 23 to 25 Sept 2022 in RomHack ( )

Announcing a #LIMITS hub in Rotterdam and Leiden on June 21-22, co-hosted by #varia and d12n, our research cluster at Leiden University. Join us!

The Co-op Cloud Public Beta is here 🥳 🌻 💃

The project is stabilising and more democratic tech collectives are joining in. We've got the full report on the blog

A HUGE thanks to all the wonderful people who helped us get this far.

If you're curious to learn more, do get in touch


we've finally managed to publish a bunch of the Ansible roles that we've written and relied on for years 🎉 Here's a post with all the deets happy infra hacking!

autonomic tour of love and fury, day 6: accidentally found an unsecured, remote-controllable security camera on the guest wifi at this coöp cafe we're at 🕵️

🥳 is online 🥳

We've been working with ruangrupa & friends for a while now and we're super proud to see the project launched!

Here's an excerpt from the public post:

The aim of is to create a digital infrastructure that is maintained by the lumbung network without being dependent upon exploitative digital infrastructures. The pandemic and the ensuing digitization of many aspects of creative practice, offered an extra reason to focus on networked media practices., therefore, is an urgent experiment that tries out what an artist-run digital space could be like. was conceptualized and developed together with @rra an artist and doctoral candidate in Interaction Design at Malmö University and with @autonomic. Their work for is part of the @coopcloud initiative, which allows other collectives to set up similar infrastructures.

Birdsite, Hellsite 

Autonomic worker co-op offer hosting of all your fav apps.

If you or your org want to run your own instance of etc do get it touch!

We offer sorts of integrations to your existing infrastructure and friendly support :boost_ok: :fediverse:

🎺 the new `abra` stable (v0.4.x series) is finally out 🎺 this is the final alpha series before beta 🤯 you can run `abra upgrade` to get the latest copy of `abra`. There are migration docs for this release, some stuff has changed: "stable" doesn't guarantee a bug free experience 🙃, we're still in alpha, but we think the interface churn is coming to and end now! If you run into any issues, please report 😎 Thanks for your testing efforts! Enjoy 💓

thanks again @Neuromantic (and London Learning Coop) for organising today's event about democracy in technology spaces 💪

reminder about this event TODAY at 1730 UTC (in about 30 minutes) by the, featuring 3 Autonomic members warbling about "themes of democracy and its increasing absence in online, and offline, spaces"

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Pourquoi reprendre le contrôle de sa vie numérique avec des services éthiques ? On vous l'explique ici !

Delighted to announce that we have finally published our federation proposal! 🎉

This is a document which aims to formalise the organisation of the project, focusing on a democratic process.

It's open for comments, feedback, critique & amendments 🤓 We'd love to hear what you think 👂

If you're around & about on the 18th this month @ 19:30 CEST, we're having an 'ol ramble with some fine people at this panel + Q&A session 💗

(Re)Taking Control of Virtual Spaces:

Its the first event in a series of events from the wonderful

The Learning Cooperative presents the first in a new series of events exploring themes of democracy and its increasing absence in online, and offline, spaces.

While the creation of the virtual world started as an emancipatory utopian project, ‘cyberspace’ soon started to fall-under, replicate, and accelerate the same oppressive norms and structures that dominate physical spaces.

Join us for a panel and Q+A discussion exploring the problems of data centralisation, how data infrastructure has been (mis)used, and what we can do to destabilise anti-democratic platforms and practises.

Some managed hosting organisations have accounts on the Fediverse 👏

You can get in touch with them here if you have questions about hosting your own instances:

Cloud68 - @Cloud68 - @mastohost

SpaceBear - @support

Autonomic - @autonomic

Weingartner - @markus

#GrowYourOwn #HomeGrown #SelfHosting #ManagedHosting

This is – we're making a recipe to set up a community server provider, and cooking up our own dog-food by offering Virtual Private Server space.

We'll be starting out on donated hardware, powered by renewable energy, in Ashton-under-Lyme in the UK.

We'll be launching a crowdfunding campaign shortly to make sure costs are covered for the first year – follow us on here, join our Matrix space!bDeUsKuqTQwBjBEAu , or look out for details of our upcoming e-mail list.

(PS thanks to for hosting us on here)

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Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.