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Bastian Greshake Tzovaras

Bastian Greshake Tzovaras is a researcher with a background in biology and citizen science and an open science activist. He works as a senior researcher at The Alan Turing Institute. In 2011, he founded openSNP. He was awarded a PhD in Bioinformatics in 2018. In 2017 he joined the Open Humans Foundation as the Director of Research.
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Or: Why 2024 is my personal year of Linux on the desktop According to Doctorow, enshittification might be coming for absolutely everything . I’ve more and more felt this was for my own digital devices and means of digital production: Be that Apple’s just increasing love for walled gardens - especially since having the opaque app review processes (c.f. cpython’s --with-app-store-compliance), Microsoft’s (successful?)

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tl;dr : metrics-obsessed capitalism is the reason why we can’t have nice things – and watch @tante’s talk Back in Paris, I was semi-joking with friends about how the rate of technological innovations seem to have slowed down or come to a halt. The last “big” innovation that we could think about were smartphones, as carrying the internet permanently in our pockets was quite a change.

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The pews of the Internet Archive back in 2018. tl;dr: Posts on this blog are now automatically archived, indexed and full-text searchable through The Rogue Scholar . The jury might still be out on whether the small or indie web will make a comeback, but I’ve personally enjoyed posting more on my blog here in recent months.

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The dynamic footer of my website has been powered by a little aggregation of some of my personal data for about 5 1/2 years by now. Until recently, all the data related to my activity and physiology (steps, heart rate, sleep, body) came from an Oura Ring.

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Last week, I attended “AI” UK – which was organised by The Alan Turing Institute and where I served in a minor role on the program advisory committee – and a workshop on Responsible “AI” , co-organised by some fellow fellows of the Software Sustainability Institute.

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Eugenia and I made our first zine, available here , for our ongoing documentary photography project as if the sand were stone . The project focuses on how small villages & hamlets across the Argentinean Pampa are adapting in response to a shift in urbanism and transport – from rail to road. For our first zine, we selected 24 images, all made on black &

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Get a copy of the first zine of the project As if the sand were made of stone is an ongoing documentary photography project that we (that is Eugenia and I) are working on. The project covers how small villages & hamlets across rural Argentina – in particular the Argentinean Pampa – are changing and adapting in response to transport shifting from rail to road.

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Photo: VOICES festival Last week I attended the The European Festival of Journalism and Media Literacy , to join a panel on Artificial intelligence – Which skills do I need? . Moderated by Lee Hibbard, the panel consisted of writer Maria Farrell, computational linguist &